Punchlist item #2
The window in the front room. I really have a love/hate relationship with this window. It's a small bay, and there is no ceiling space above it, so WT are impossible. What is there right now is temporary-the draperies used to be on the outside of the window area under the valance (which is mounted on the wall outside the bay). as a decorative feature The window was added by the PO years after the house was built, so it's mostly just a bump out, not a true bay window area. We recently lost a tree in the front yard, so now the window is very open and I need to be able to close it off if necessary.
We're not concerned about privacy, but I am concerned about temperature. This window faces south, and with no tree to provide shade, I'm worried it's going to get really hot in there come summer.
When we bought the house, there were mini-blinds in the window and I pulled those out immediately! Now I'm leaning toward blinds again-I'd probably go with faux wood from JC Penny as I'll need to custom order to fit. I would then get rid of the drapes and the valance all together. I plan to just keep this area for plants-as I said, it's awkward, too small to do anything with, and I don't want to add a window seat.
So, blinds or maybe even roman shades? Problem with shades would be that there is just not a lot of clearance at the top, the WT would have to be mounted in the window frames and I'd be concerned it might impede some of the sightline. Also, how would it look from the outside when the shades were lowered?
I am open to ANY and all suggestions-including different drapes-seriously, I'm willing to do anything!