Historically, window shutters served a functional role, including light control, ventilation, and insulation. Today however, shutters serve more as decorative accessories.
Before installing shutters on your house, it is wise to search your neighborhood for similar homes that feature shutters and trim that match. This will ensure that your home looks its best.
Curb appeal refers to how appealing a house looks from the street, taking into account elements like landscaping, paint color selection and exterior structures as well as any paving.
Installing shutters to your home is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to instantly increase its curb appeal. However, when selecting a design that complements the overall appearance of your house, be mindful not to create a look that clashes and looks unattractive.
Curb appeal aims to create an engaging first impression for potential buyers when they pass by, setting expectations about what awaits them inside – and should this not match with what was promised, potential buyers may walk away without making an offer.
Some shutter designs simply don’t suit certain house styles – board and batten shutters tend to work well with Mission and Spanish styles while plantation shutters tend to fit more comfortably on southern plantation homes. If your shutters don’t complement your house style well enough, it might be wiser for them not to remain. If this is the case with you, simply remove them rather than try forcing them in!
For optimal results when installing shutters into your home, it is vitally important that they fit perfectly to each window they cover – otherwise they risk looking disjointed and awkward.
Traditionally, shutters were intended to cover half the width of any windows they covered, to allow them to close properly over them and protect them. Unfortunately, this rule has become widely disregarded over time; and it’s common today for builders or DIY homeowners to install window shutters which are too big or small for their windows.
Another reason to select the appropriate shutter size for your home is climate control. Properly installed shutters help retain heat during winter and release it during summer, cutting energy costs. So they serve dual purposes as functional as well as decorative accessories!
Shutters can add instant curb appeal to a home like no other window treatment can. Their timeless, show-home worthy appearance makes them a favorite among interior designers who appreciate their versatility and durability.
Shutters provide more privacy than other window treatments, protecting furniture from sun fading while keeping the house cooler by blocking the hot midday sun.
Shutters differ from blinds in that they’re attached directly to your window frame. While blinds connect directly to window recesses and are easily removable, shutters must be built into its framework – unlike their counterparts which often snap off or become loose with use – making them much stronger and lasting longer than blinds. They may be ideal for areas that require extra privacy such as south-facing rooms that get too much sun. It is important that they’re installed according to specifications for optimal function and appearance – nothing makes us cringe more than badly mounted fake shutters found on ranch homes!
Insulated window shutters add an extra layer of protection between your home and the elements outside, helping keep it cooler in summer and warmer in winter, thereby cutting energy costs. They’re also effective at blocking noise; closing shutters during loud parties at home or near by will block out some or all of it!
Insulating window shutters are made from thick materials with an R-value that provide additional protection from direct sunlight, helping you save on energy costs. By choosing your preferred style and material type, these window coverings can be tailored specifically for the insulation needs of your home.
When selecting shutters for your home, the first consideration should always be selecting ones with appropriate style and size for each window, while matching your home’s overall design. Nothing looks worse than hanging stylistically inappropriate shutters without them serving any functional purpose – like adding modern front doors on an older log cabin; they just don’t look right!