Shutters can add tremendously to the visual appeal and value of your home, both visually and financially.
To achieve a polished look, shutter colors should match those found on doors and decorative elements in your house. If desired, combining styles such as board and batten shutters with louvered shutters may also work well.
Primary among homeowners’ motivations for installing shutters on their house is protection. Shutters protect windows from adverse weather conditions like heavy rainfall and strong winds while still allowing fresh air into the home. Furthermore, shutters limit sunlight that could damage interior furniture as well as provide privacy and security by restricting vision from unwelcome visitors.
Homeowners should keep in mind that shutters must be placed appropriately to offer protection. If one or two shutters are too small or large for their respective window casings, then protection will not be achieved effectively. A good rule of thumb would be to make sure they cover half as much surface area of each window casing.
Shutters made of wood that’s susceptible to moisture will need regular upkeep, while full waterproof materials like Basswood or Palm Beach Polysatin can easily be scrubbed clean with soap for maintenance that keeps them looking brand new.
Shutters can provide another layer of insulation, keeping your home cooler during summer days while also helping to lower energy bills all year. Depending on what material is selected, shutters may even help lower energy costs overall.
Decorative shutters can add flair and personality to your home while complementing the design of your windows. Furthermore, they can offer protection from UV rays to keep furniture looking brand new for longer.
When purchasing shutters for your house, the key consideration should be their style and size fitting well into both windows and your house. Otherwise, they could look odd or worse yet ugly.
Be sure to properly mount and fit your shutters for optimal use. If you are uncertain which shutters would best suit your house, consult with a professional to help find an option that meets all your criteria.
Shutters provide homeowners with an important way to control how much light enters their homes, making them one of the primary motivations behind installing shutters. While some window treatments might completely block out sunlight, shutters allow you to let in as much or as little light as desired – helping reduce television screen glare, protect furniture from fading, and making reading easier!
Many homeowners use shutters to enhance the architectural style of their home and to help balance out an asymmetrical window or door opening. Shutters also help a home achieve harmony.
Shutters may be an ideal addition to some homes, but not for all. When selecting shutter styles and installation procedures for your windows, it is wise to work with an experienced professional who can advise on benefits and drawbacks of each option and offer advice about which exterior home features complement them while simultaneously protecting them.
Curb appeal refers to the first impression a visitor gets upon seeing a home from a street. This includes all elements of its property such as landscaping, driveways, sidewalks and other features that create it. Curb appeal can provide insight into its true quality inside. Homeowners benefit greatly from maintaining curb appeal as it gives a window into how their potential home could turn out in reality.
Addition of shutters to the exterior of a house adds great curb appeal, especially when painted a complementary hue that blends in seamlessly. Matching colors between the shutters and doors ensure seamlessness as well as architectural detail, which is always desirable when selling real estate.
Curb appeal creates expectations among buyers that the interior will also be well maintained and attractive, known as the halo effect, increasing home values because buyers anticipate seeing similar standards inside as outside.