There are a few things about our house that I don't really understand why the previous owners never did anything about. One was the big window in the master bedroom where light shines in so brightly in the mornings. I don't know how it didn't bother them enough to cover it up, which I decided to do about a year-and-a-half after we moved in. (The pictures of that are here.)
A similar situation is the big sliding glass door window area that takes up a whole wall in the dining area next to the kitchen. It's very open, which is fine during the day because I love all the natural light, but it can be unnerving at night to have it all opened up and exposed like that. So this fall I did something about that too, and hired the same woman who did the bedroom window treatments to do something for the dining area. We came up with the perfect solution that keeps it open during the day and easily closes it off at night.
See how exposed this is at night? We don't have neighbors right behind us or right next to us, although when the leaves are off the trees the view is much more clear between our house and the house behind us, but you never know who might be watching. Have you seen Watcher in the Woods? 😱
It's much easier to fully relax with it like this!