Imagine looking out your window and seeing hotel guests. You’d want window privacy covering immediately. Eric Schwartz’s windows looked directly into a hotel, so he explored a number of window privacy options before finding Indow Privacy Grade inserts.

exterior view of condo with Indow inserts used for window privacy covering

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Eric had been gone for 25 years living in big cities from Paris to Chicago. When he moved back home he wanted to be downtown where he could walk to everything, so he bought a condo in the former Fourth National Bank Building. It’s spacious and modern but next to a hotel that allowed views through his large 9 x 4 foot windows. People walking the hotel hallways were just…right there.

He wondered what can I use to cover a window? What window privacy options are there that even allow light in to a room?

Window Privacy Options:

  • Blinds (don't let light through)
  • Shade or Curtains (don't let light through)
  • Window Film (can hurt certain types of windows)
  • Replacing windows with textured glass (expensive & not possible for renters)
  • Window Inserts (work with existing windows, not permanent, let light in)

He found Indow Privacy Grade inserts, made from translucent white acrylic, which allows in light while blocking out details or defined shadows. They obscure what’s happening right outside so you maintain your privacy, but you still get plenty of light.

dealers installing Indow inserts for window privacy options

Built in 1905, the building has drafty windows so he bought transparent inserts from Indow for the rest of the condo to make it more comfortable and energy efficient. The inserts delivered an unanticipated bonus. He removed them for a short time and was surprised at the amount of city soot trapped between the window and the Indow insert—fine particles that otherwise would have dusted his home.



interior view of condo with Indow inserts, a window privacy covering
“I love the Indow window privacy grade insert,” he said. “It’s sleek and modern. I didn’t want to seal the windows off – this allows light into the unit.”

– Eric Schwartz, Home Owner, Cincinnati, Ohio

closeup of window inside condo with Indow - a window privacy covering

“I couldn’t believe how much dirt was coming into my unit – a lot of pollution from cars and trucks,” he said. “I’m guessing I was breathing it and it was going through my ventilation system.”

He had researched a lot of window privacy covering products including new windows, but those would have been prohibitively expensive in his historic building. He concluded, “Indow inserts are a great solution.”

closeup of Indow window insert - a window privacy covering


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