Fixing a Bad View From a Window

Some homes are lucky in that they face a beautiful view: a rolling meadow, a commanding view of the cityscape, a cozy wooded area, you name it. Conversely, some also face an unfortunate vista, such as a busy intersection or your neighbor’s backyard overflowing with refuse. What’s a homeowner got to do in such cases?


In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento, your trusted residential window contractor, shares a few suggestions that you can do.

Block It

Sometimes the simplest solutions are also the best solutions. A bad view doesn’t need you to look at it all the time, so you can simply block the view with a piece of furniture or even window treatment, like shutters, blinds, or curtains.

Drapery is obviously the easiest way to do it. Plus, these window treatments have a dual purpose in that they offer a measure of insulation to your interior. Mixed with our operable windows like our casement windows, you will have all the design flexibility you need to match your aesthetic.

If you want to be creative, you can use greenery to filter out some of the eyesore. Indoor plants are great, such as succulents, when you can place them on the sill. Hanging plants are also excellent.

Decorate It

A decorative piece that you can retract and draw over your windows sounds great, or you can decorate around the window itself. Try to look up ways or ideas online, especially on Pinterest.

At Renewal by Andersen, as long as you window openings permit it, we also offer specialty windows. These are irregularly shaped windows customized to your specifications. This offsets the bad view by making the focus the window itself, and is only limited by your imagination.

Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento is the final word on replacement windows. Call us today at (916) 779-5800 to learn more. We serve Davis, CA, and nearby areas.