plantation shutters

Why Use Maple For A Plantation Shutter?

The Finest Maple Plantation Shutters 

At Kirtz we like doing things differently because we want to being something new and above average to the table. That’s why our Plantation shutters use maple

Kirtz’s founder was a woodworker until events in his life took him into a new direction. When he set this business up, he let his experience with woodworking dictate the wood he would use to make his plantation shutter – Maple. He chose maple for one simple reason, STRENGTH. 

Compared to other woods used to make plantation shutters, such as poplar or basswood, maple is twice as dense. Why does this matter? Plantation shutters are held together with fasteners and staples that attach the louvers to the tilt rod. Over time, these fasteners get stressed with use. In softer woods, this means they can loosen over time. Resulting in a weak, or even busted, shutter. Kirtz’s shutters are guaranteed to never have this problem. And if it does, it’s covered in the warranty. 

Maple’s density also means it’s much harder to dent than softer woods. Ever bumped into a piece of pine furniture and noticed how easily it dented? It’s the same with poplar and basswood. But it’s much harder to do with maple. In addition, maple is an incredibly flexible material for design. 

Because we use maple, Kirtz plantation shutters don’t need a midrail (also called a divider rail) until after 96″ in height, much higher than the industry standard 72″. Giving you much more flexibility when designing with maple over other, softer woods. Kirtz’s plantation shutters are also warrantied up to 38″ in width giving you flexibility in design for the best window fit. 

Often customer’s are confused by the range of options when it comes to ordering plantation shutters. Our advice is this: 

Plantation Shutters are NOT all created equal. Done right, they will provide beauty and protection for many, many years. We all want to make sure we spend our money wisely, especially with an investment as large as plantation shutters. 

Choose the shutters that will provide the best lifetime experience. And choose a company that you can trust to provide great customer service, both before and after you’ve got your plantation shutters. 

Give us a call today at 800-416-6455!

 

Plantation Shutters

Double Plantation Shutters? Yes, Please!

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If your looking for some new plantation shutters this fall, you may want to consider some double, or split, plantation shutters for your kitchen or bathroom. These versatile shutters can add some real character to your kitchen or bathroom. For your bathroom, you can open up just the top shutters to let in natural light from the sun and keep the bottom shutters closed for privacy. The same can be done in the kitchen to let in natural light without the glare from the sun. Plantation shutters are known for their ability to let you control how much light comes into your room and making them double plantation shutters can give you even more control. Adding to an already versatile addition to your home. Because you can open these plantation shutters independently, cleaning is also easier with these kinds of shutters. 

Double plantation shutters can also help reduce your energy bill by allowing you to control how much air comes in. Normally you would have to open the whole shutter to get any kind of light in, or open the blinds letting in drafts and heat. But with double shutters you can open one part of the shutter to let in just a little bit of light while keeping the amount of air coming in to a minimum. Lowering your energy bill and saving you money. 

Double plantation shutters helped to add a nice, cafe style appeal to you kitchen, get one made from sturdy wood and it will last for decades. And remember, every shutter you order from Kirtz are guaranteed for the life of the shutter. 

Whether you’re looking for double or single shutters. Shutters for arched windows, square windows, even round windows, Kirtz shutters will deliver you quality shutters that you can depend on. Give us a call today at 800-416-6455!

RV With Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters For An RV

Plantation Shutters Change The Look 

A lot of people these days are simply downsizing from a massive home to smaller living quarters. In fact, some have sold their homes and have chosen to survive by living in an RV. If you’re part of the minimalist movement and you’ve decided to live in your RV, that doesn’t mean that the RV has to be boring, right? Of course, you don’t have to be living in your RV to take advantage of sprucing it up. Plantation shutters on the windows sure would change the look. 

Whether you’re a living in your RV full time or only use it on camping trips, you might as well enjoy the space. With the exotic elegance of real wood, plantations shutters have a way of making the space they inhabit feel more upscale. 

As you can see in the image provided above, Kirtz® Shutters was able to provide the owner of that particular RV with a perfect match between their plantations shutters and the built in wooden trim, cabinets, and drawers. The beautiful red oak wood stands out next to the white walls and lighter colored decorations. Additionally, the RV feels more like a home with the added touch of wooden shutters.

Kirtz® Shutters is willing to work on any custom plantation shutters project that you could come up with! We offer many custom shutter window shapes, different types of wood, and we have someone work closely with each customer from start to finish. 

If you would like to inquire about any of our hardwood types or you’d like to get started with your next plantation shutter project, please consider Kirtz® Shutters. We can help find what will work best for you on your personalized home or RV project. You can give us a call at 1-800-416-6455!

Paint Brush & Bucket- Plantation Shutters

How To Pick Colors To Complement White Oak Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters & Good Color Combinations

With over 60 species of oaks in the United States, it’s no surprise that oak plantation shutters are a very popular choice. Of course, many decisions have to be made about which type of oak to use as all species are separated into two categories; red oak and white oak. If you have chosen white oak plantation shutters for the warmth of the yellow to brown undertones, your next dilemma may be which colors to choose for complementary décor or walls. Today, we are sharing a few things to consider when choosing your surrounding color palette. 

First, decide whether or not you want to draw the eye directly to the beauty of your white oak plantation shutters or if you want the wooden shutters to blend in with the background.

If you would like them to “pop out” stick to colors that are opposite of the wood’s natural hues. Likewise, a nice neutral gray color will allow your light colored oak to be the center of attention. If you want them to blend in choose a color that is close to the undertones of the oak such as yellow, orange, or a brown color.

If you’re shooting for an earthy feel to your space, going for darker greens or olive tones provides a more natural element to complement your natural, white oak plantation shutters. 

If you are thinking of keeping things a bit more crisp and would like to stick to white walls then consider that the warm undertones of the white oak plantation shutters may make your white space look a little too bare. Instead, opt for an off-white color that’s more creamy than stark white as this will enhance the look of your shutters a bit more.

As always, if you’re looking for white oak plantation shutters and need help with color choices, we would be happy to help you. Contact Kirtz® Shutters at 1-800-416-6455!

Watching Football- Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters Save Football Season

No Glare While Watching Football Thanks To Plantation Shutters

Who loves putting out the snacks, having friends and family over, and cheering for their favorite football team on the big screen? Many people do! Of course, one thing can ruin the merriment of watching football on tv; the glare from the sunlight or the street light shining in from outside which displays directly onto your tv screen. Talk about a less than perfect football watching experience. What if we told you that plantation shutters can make your football watching experience much better? Believe it!

You see, with the shutters in place you would be able to see all of the football action clearly on your tv screen. Doesn’t that sound exactly like what you would want while you cheer for your team? Perhaps, once you see the big difference you’d also be cheering for the decision to purchase plantation shutters for the windows in your home.

Have you ever found yourself squirming in your chair trying to avoid the glare that is displaying right in the middle of your tv screen? At some point you may just get used to watching your favorite football games with the glare, but what if you didn’t have to do that anymore? Plantation shutters are a wonderful solution as the louvers are specifically designed to be closed completely to block out light, which would inevitably reduce the glare and help provide some privacy, too. 

When you’re not watching tv and you want the light to stream in, feel free to open those louvers back up and soak up the sunshine! Kirtz® Shutters offers a wide variety of plantation shutters to match any style!

Are you ready to see a clear difference in your football watching experience? To get your estimate and learn more about which plantation shutters would be best suited for your home, our representatives are available to help! Please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-416-6455!