The Wonderful World of Shutters

If you’re looking to give your home an updated look, on the inside or the out, make sure you look at shutters. Whether you need exterior wood or vinyl, or if you’re looking for interior window shutters, they are a very easy, and usually affordable way to give your home added interest and elegance.

Interior window models have become the decoration of choice for most homeowners and interior designers. When it comes to covering wide expanses of windows in home nothing works as well as interior wood shutters. They allow you to control the amount of light coming into your home. Floor to ceiling windows can be covered with 3 or 4 louver sections that move independently. This means that bottom louvers can be closed to allow for privacy, and upper louvers can be opened to allow for light. You can’t do this with vertical blinds.

If you’re looking to update the outside of your home think of exterior wood shutters or exterior vinyl. Actually, today’s faux wood products are so very realistic there isn’t any reason to buy real wood. Composite exteriors are made of virtually indestructible poly vinyl that will never need care. This product won’t fade or chip, crack or peel. Poly vinyl holds up to moisture.

There are many different types of decorative and operable shutters available on the market. The most common are Board and Batten, Raised Panel and Louver. You can also find variations on these themes. There are a lot of companies that offer custom designs so that you can mix and match different styles.

Of course you can purchase operable shutters if you wish. You just need to measure very carefully so that the shutters will meet in the center of the window. Bermuda shutters are very popular at homes on the shore as they simply drop down and cover the entire window.

When you purchase make sure that you have the necessary hanging hardware. You may also want to check into decorative hardware and accessories depending on whether using exterior or interior products.

Any homeowner who wants to add to the curb appeal of their home, or who wants the perfect window treatment for the inside of their home should check out shutter styles.