Shades with day/night privacy but view preserved - fantasy?!?
My DH and I just moved into a new apartment that has nice city views (tree-lined streets with pre-war townhouses). I am planning to get blackout cellulars in the bedrooms, but am at a loss as to what to get for the living/dining space where we have the views. My goals for shades are:
1. give privacy at day & night
2. preserve view during day
3. have some view at night -?!? my guess is this is not possible
I've met with several window treatment professionals and have heard conflicting opinions. One seller said that 10% transparent shades (pleated or cellular) would fill my goals 1 & 2 whereas another seller said anything I can see out of during the day, people will be able to see in to at night. And see not just our moving silhouettes (which I don't mind), but what we're wearing, what we're doing, i.e., zero privacy. I was inclined to believe the second person and give up on view preservation, but then I saw at the link below, cliff_and_joann saying that solar shades accomplish my 1st & 2nd objectives.
Does anyone have a recommendation for shades (preferably cellular) with name of brand/model that will give us both day/night privacy & preserve our daytime views? And that are not outrageously expensive (a la HD Silhouettes)? We have been without window treatments for over a month with many neighbors who can see in to our windows (at night)! I would really appreciate some ideas! Thank you!
Here is a link that might be useful: What to do with windows with a view?? Please help:)
This post was edited by pnadaroux on Mon, Jan 6, 14 at 20:58