Nothing looks worse than shutters that don’t match the style of window they cover, such as hanging modern front doors on a log cabin. Simply put, hang shutters that clash stylistically don’t help anyone!
When selecting shutter colors, it is a good idea to bring color swatches outside and observe how they appear under direct sunlight. As sun enhances colors, they often become deeper or even darker than originally anticipated.
Choose between classic wooden shutters or modern window treatments, both are sure to add privacy to your home while blocking out sunlight to protect your furniture and keep things cooler inside your house.
If you prefer a decorative look, shutters can be left without hardware – this way maintenance costs can be minimized; all that will be required for carefree operation will be an occasional swipe with a Swiffer duster!
No matter whether you hire a professional to choose your shutter colors or select them yourself, make sure to take color swatches outside and observe how they appear under sunlight. Colors will change once painted onto shutters in your home’s shutters; use high-quality exterior paint that can withstand weather fluctuations for best results; for added longevity consider purchasing aluminum shutter frames which won’t rust, chip or peel like wooden ones would.
Today’s shutters tend to be solely decorative; however, there has been an increasing interest among architects and homeowners to revive their original function. We frequently get asked by customers if functional shutters that look like they open can indeed be made available with appropriate hardware installed. Our answer: Yes – with enough planning you can indeed have functional shutters that appear as though they open.
Traditionally, window shutters were not supposed to extend higher or lower than their respective panes; however, this rule has largely been disregarded given that picture windows often do not require shutters for protection. Some architects, however, remain firm on this belief, suggesting that shutters must match up with their respective window size.
When selecting the color for your shutters, we advise taking a stroll around your neighborhood and paying close attention to what colors appear on homes with similar architectural styles to your own home. Also keep in mind that sunlight intensifies colors – while we provide color swatches before starting, always test them outdoors first!
Curb appeal refers to how a home looks from the street, and can make all the difference in whether a potential homebuyer finds your property inviting or repellant. As soon as their first impression has set in, it can be hard to change their minds later.
Shutters can add significant curb appeal. By painting them a color that complements your exterior of the house and providing some added visual interest. Furthermore, these shutters can even be decorated by flowers or plants to maximize their visual impact.
Assuming your goal is to add value or make your home appear like the model home on the block, curb appeal is of vital importance. A beautiful exterior will intrigue passersby; poor curb appeal makes it more challenging to draw buyers despite an impressive interior.
Installing insulated shutters into your home provides an extra layer of insulation against heat loss during summer and heat gain during winter, and helps reduce noise pollution such as from neighbors or outdoor parties.
Insulated shutters are more energy efficient than blinds and shades due to being made from thick materials with a higher R-value (a measurement that measures how well materials block heat or cold air), meaning window shutters save money on utility costs by blocking heat better.
Shutters should complement both the color and style of your house and that of its neighborhood, or they could lead to unintended visual results. Awkwardly placed window shutters on any home can make an unattractive first impression; before installing any, take time to explore nearby properties with shutters that complement those on yours and find ones which complement them both stylistically and functionally.