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7 Unique Uses for Window Film

Aside from offering UV protection and increasing energy savings and privacy, window films can also give your home or office that decorative edge you’ve been searching for.  

Window film provides homeowners a multitude of ways to transform and customize ordinary windows. They can also turn a lacklustre room into one that is filled with eye-catching detail.

To inspire your next installation, we’ve compiled a list of 7 surprising ways you can use window films.

Create privacy with frosted films

Installing frosted window film at home and at work can provide you with the privacy you’ve been yearning for. Films can easily be added to just about any glass surface, from office partitions and meeting rooms to shower doors and bathroom windows.

Take back your privacy with 3M™ Fasara Dusted, Frosted and Matte Films. They partially or totally obscure the view while still allowing natural light in.

Spruce up your front door while ensuring privacy

A craftsman-style door is a great accent for your home, but there is one existing downside. The sidelights and the long windowpanes of the door allow passerby’s to peek inside your private home.

To put yourself at ease, you can install a decorative window film. You can simply cut the film to match the sidelights dimensions and voila! No more prying eyes will be able to see inside your home. This fix is inexpensive and takes little effort, all while ensuring your entryway’s ambiance is maintained.

Window film is also great for revitalizing an outdated front door. Optimize 3M™ Fasara Border and Horizontal Films for a stylish geometric look.

Turn a surface into a one-way mirror

Your kitchen window overlooking your kids playing in the backyard is great until you realize how easy it is for neighbours to see inside.

Window film can provide an added layer of privacy and ensure that you can continue keeping an eye on your kids while prohibiting others from peering inside.

We suggest using 3M™ Mirror Privacy Films for this application. They’re reflective on one side and transparent on the other, providing a one-way mirror effect.

Hide cabinet chaos

Feeling a bit self-conscious about your glass-front cabinets? Hide your mismatched dishes by applying a 3M™ Window Film!

Installing the translucent film allows you to hide the clutter that’s inside and maintain a clean and organized look because let’s face it, sometimes we just don’t have the time to sort out what’s behind the glass door.

3M™ Fasara Dusted, Frosted and Matte Window Films work great for this type of application.

Draw attention to your window design

If you’re not using window film on your windows, you’re most likely using curtains or blinds to reduce glare and sunlight from shining in.

While curtains and blinds can add to the style of the room, relying on them to reduce glare and sunlight forces you to sacrifice your view. If you’ve spent a lot of money on the design of your windows, we’re sure the last thing you want is for them to be boarded up or hidden behind chunky drapes.

By using a window film, you can ditch the blinds and curtains and place greater emphasis on your stunning windows.

Reduces UV rays

If you are even the least bit familiar with window films, chances are you know they’re designed to prevent glare and sunlight from seeping inside your home, ultimately reducing UV rays. But did you know reducing these rays is paramount in your home’s overall design?

UV rays, if left unfiltered, can cause your furniture’s fabric to fade over time. Fortunately, window films can protect your furniture from sun damage, ensuring it looks pristine without compromising on your view.

Mimic the look of etched glass

Etched glass, which became popular in the mid-1800s as a beautiful way to shield bar patrons from view, has the ability to elevate any window. But unfortunately, this luxurious look does not run cheap, costing about $125 per square foot.

If you’re looking to achieve the look of etched glass without breaking the bank, you’re in luck! Window films provide the same effect at a fraction of the cost. And they’re fairly easy to install and remove if you change your mind down the road.

We suggest using 3M™ Fasara Crystal Glass Finishes, as it mimics the elegance of etched glass.

Window films have many uses, whether for your office or home. However you decide to implement window films, Convenience Group can help! We offer a wide range of window film solutions for both commercial and residential applications across Canada. To consult one of our experts, contact us at 416-233-6900 or fill out the following form.