Anyone know the best way to make these windows appear longer?
I was thinking of framing them as a full size windows and adding some kind of white glass with lights. Than covering the entire thing with plantation style wood shutters.
Here's what I did on all 3 basement windows. I added a 15W flourescent light tied in to the 3 way switch for the stairs. I don't have the louvered shutters installed permanently just yet (priming/painting in progress...), but took a couple of shots to give you an idea of what it looks like. During the day, it gives the feel of a full window. At night, it creates a warm glow and accents the windows. The top of the window will get about a 6" curtain or a valance (as my wife calls it)
The inside finished dimensions are 31"W x 40"L. The shutters are 28"x28-1/2". I originally wanted the shutters a little smaller in length, but Lowes had 3 on clearance before I started the framing, so I grabbed them. I'm glad I did go bigger.