Author Archives: All About Shutters

Creative Exterior Shutter Cutouts
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There are hundreds of shapes and designs of exterior shutter cutouts. Here you can see a palmetto tree from South Carolina. Take inspiration from your surroundings and make a creative cutout of your own.

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Home Takeover OWN Network Shutters
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On Sunday, August 21 Home Takeover with Simon and Tomas will premiere on the OWN Network. The first of six one-hour episodes will feature Simon Davies and Tomas Cederlund redesigning a home in Reseda, California near Los Angeles. One of the windows will use new interior plantation shutters from Horizon Shutters which will completely transform the window. Watch and find out what happens.

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Kitchen Shutters
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Interior shutters can be the most versatile window covering to use in a kitchen. The kitchen environment is filled with steam, regularly changing temperatures, aromas, grease, and sometimes smoke. Wood shutters endure these every day processes better than shades, curtains, or blinds.

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Reduce Allergies Window Treatments
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Spring is the worst time for allergies! For some, allergies can be paralyzing. The reduction of as many allergens is critical to leading a productive life. It is impossible to eliminate all allergens from your surrounding environment. However, it is possible to reduce potential allergens in your home.

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Exterior Shutter Hardware – Shutter Dogs
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Exterior shutter hardware is essential to the proper operation of functional exterior shutters. While hinges enable the shutters to swing open and closed, shutter dogs keep the open shutter in place. Shutter dogs come in many different shapes and sizes. The most popular of shape is the s-pattern (shown in the picture).

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Interior Shutters Destroyed by Dog
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Dogs are great companions. They keep you company, they welcome you home, they bark if an intruder enters, and they clean up your table scraps. What great pets, until they destroy the window shutters. This picture demonstrates the damage a do can do to a wooden interior shutter. This loyal companion has completely demolished these traditional shutters, costing the homeowner hundreds of dollars.  Shutters are generally a very durable window covering, but we don’t know of any window covering that could have endured this abuse. The dog ripped out all of the lower louvers and chewed on the bottom rail. … Continue reading

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Shutter Summer Heat
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Just a reminder that solid wood interior shutters will help insulate your home. The summer heat is reaching over 100° in some parts of the country. This means that air conditioners are working at full capacity to keep your home or business cool. Insulation helps keep the hot air out and cool air inside. Windows are one of the draftiest point of the house and interior wood shutters, most notably plantation shutters, helps your air conditioner do it’s job.

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Stained Shutters
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Wood is a marvelous building material. Not only is wood the most common building product, it also has beautiful visual characteristics. The grains within wood give each piece a distinction unlike any other.

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Living Room Shutters
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Wood shutters may perhaps be the perfect living room window covering. In most American homes people gather in the living room (or the kitchen). Most days the living room serves as a casual environment for day-to-day living. There are occasions, generally when entertaining, when the space transforms from relaxed to formal. Window shutters adapt to the room and can appear formal or casual. Window shutters are a solid window covering that contributes both strength and durability to a living room. Quality wood interior shutters are built to last the lifetime of the home, so they are strong enough to endure … Continue reading

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Interior Shutter Colors
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We are occasionally asked, “Can an interior shutter be painted one color on the front and another color on the back?” The objective is to present one color that matches the home interior and another that blends with the exterior of the house.

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