Be mindful that shutters only should be added if they fit seamlessly with your home in terms of style, size and mounting method. Otherwise they could look odd or even disgraceful!
Take a walk through your neighborhood and observe window shutters on other homes. Keep in mind that colors intensify under sunlight so test out some color swatches outdoors before making any final decisions.
1. They add a touch of class
Shutters add an extra dash of style and flair when painted a color that complements the home’s facade. Plus, shutters shaped like panel moulding add shape and can help make round windows appear beautiful – as well as complementing doors on homes with front porches!
As shutters were originally intended to close over windows, you’ll want to choose window locations where they will fit securely when closed. Furthermore, make sure the shutters have enough breathing room between each shutter so they are still easy to use when they close over them.
If your shutters don’t reach the windows, they will look amateurish and out of place in your home’s style; board and batten shutters belong on Mission and Spanish homes while plantation shutters work better with southern homes.
2. They add privacy
Shutters not only add decorative flair, but can also provide extra privacy in your home. They’re especially effective if your windows face streets, sidewalks or other public areas – with closed shutters you can block out passers-by and keep their eyes off of you and your belongings.
Add an extra level of privacy with shutters on any window requiring privacy, whether that be on the front of your house or elsewhere in your home. However, make sure they fit the window they are covering correctly – undersized shutters give an unprofessional appearance!
Choose shutter designs that complement the style of your house. Board and batten shutters fit well with Mission and Spanish homes while plantation shutters belong on southern plantation homes. If you don’t know which kind of shutters will suit best on your house, get expert advice; hanging the wrong shutters would be like hanging modern front doors on log cabins!
3. They protect your windows
Shutters provide your windows with protection from the elements. They can withstand storms, providing shelter from rain and flying debris while simultaneously discouraging burglars looking for an easy target.
Window shutters offer more versatility than curtains or blinds: they can be opened or closed depending on how much light is entering your home, and be adjusted throughout the day as the sun moves across its path.
There is an assortment of house shutter styles and designs from which to select for your home. If you need help making the decision, a good strategy would be taking a walk around your neighborhood taking note of colors and designs that stand out. Bring some swatches outside and see how they appear under sunlight – the colors intensify dramatically when in direct sunlight – then select one to match your exterior perfectly. LAS is here to guide you towards finding window shutters which perfectly compliment the exterior design of your house.
4. They add value to your home
Shutters add value when selling their house; potential buyers see them as luxurious window dressing that conveys that your home has been well-kept and cared for.
They’re energy efficient too, helping reduce utility bills annually while saving you money in the long run. A great investment for the future!
Poorly installed shutters that lack insulation may damage walls over time. If you live in an area that experiences sudden weather changes, cracking may occur as a result.
Consideration should also be given to the color of your shutters; white is ideal for light-colored homes while cobalt or other darker hues can add dimension and vibrancy to darker-toned structures. If your neighborhood boasts vibrant character, green or blue shades might fit right in with its aesthetics.