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Choice of window treatments may depend on how an area is 're-purposed'
Jun 29 2011
Homeowners are increasingly trying to "re-purpose" spaces within their homes to accommodate growing families.
Homeowners are converting garages, basements and attics into rooms to extend their livable space.
Renovations to basements and attics, as well as plans to enclose porches or convert garages into livable space are all on the upswing, according to SmartMoney.com. The use of such space is as varied as the areas under renovation as homeowners embark on projects for additional bedrooms, home offices or multi-media and playrooms.
The choice of window treatments may depend on the area of the home being reconfigured. For instance, noise reduction shades or blackout shades can be useful in a new bedroom to shut out light and street noise that can interfere with a night's rest. In a basement makeover, the need to let in more light can be accomplished with roller shades that can be drawn up to maximize light entering the space.
Whether it's to make room for a newborn, a college graduate returning home or an elderly parent moving into their adult children's home, the need for privacy is important for all family members. "Adults usually cohabitate best when everyone's got some privacy," the website reports.
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