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Pros and Cons


While everyone has their own unique tastes, an overwhelming majority of people (especially here in the South) LOVE the look of shutters. They are timeless and never go out of style. Due to the fact that they cannot be purchased off the shelf like some other window coverings, they offer a truly custom look. Whether your style is traditional, transitional, or contemporary, there is a shutter style to match. Additionally, shutters have incredible curb appeal, meaning they look beautiful from the street.


When you purchase quality shutters for your home you are investing in something that should last you decades. There are no cords and strings that could potentially tangle and no fabrics that could stain or snag. Shutters are hardy products that can definitely stand the test of time if cared for properly. Shutters typically have double the life of other window covering products, which makes it a no brainer as a good investment!


If you are like most and want low maintenance fixtures, shutters are for you! They are extremely easy to maintain and clean. All you need is a Swiffer duster and you are good to go! Also, if something spills or splashes on your shutter it can easily be wiped away with a damp cloth.


When it comes to shutters, there are tons design options available. From louver size, hinging, color, tilt-rod, the number of panels, the frame, and so on, the options are numerous. Additionally, shutters are a great option for large and/or odd shaped windows as well as doors. There literally is not a window that a shutter can’t cover. Rake windows, arched windows, circles, ovals, half round windows, quarter round windows, track systems for patio doors, and French doors…its ALL possible.

We often have clients who love the ability to have a full view to the outside during the day allowing tons of natural light to enter their home, and only want something covering their windows at night for privacy. If you are someone who wants a window covering product that can completely disappear from sight, shutters are probably not for you. While shutter panels can open and rest on the sides of a window, they are always visible—unlike a shade which can be raised and hidden in a cassette or valance.


If you have tilt-in windows, shutters can inhibit their functionality. Technically, a shutter can still work with tilt-in windows, however, they must be mounted on the outside of your window opening. Many people prefer the flush look of an inside or semi-inside mount shutter compared to outside mount (some find outside mount to be more bulky), however, this is the only option available with tilt-in windows if you choose to preserve that feature.


If you plan on placing a piece of furniture in front of your window, shutters may not be the best option for you. In order to hinge open a shutter panel, you need at least the width of the panel to be clear in front. During consultations with clients, we always point out furniture placement when shutters are desired.

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