silhouette window shadings

Silhouette Window Shadings Rather Than Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters Too Bold? Try Casual Silhouette Window Shadings

Kirtz® Shutters most obviously focuses on plantation shutters, but we also offer a wide variety of high-quality window treatments in the event that shutters just aren’t the right fit for a customer. Not everyone has the same design tastes or budget which is perfectly acceptable. If you’re still looking for a way to protect your home and furnishings from the sunlight, consider Silhouette Window Shadings instead.

You may love the natural light, but you probably don’t love the streaks that form on your floors, furniture and more. That’s where the beauty of the Silhouette Window Shadings come in. They are unique in that they have an “S” shaped vane which is vital to the structure as it provides amazing UV protection for your home while also enhancing natural day lighting. Like our plantation shutters, Silhouette Window Shadings are extremely versatile. They are available in a wide array of fabrics and colors to compliment every décor.

Depending on your choice of color your shades could add warmth to a room or add a subtle look. Nantucket is part of the Silhouette family and the line offers even more casual fabrics, and similar design options. The signature “S” curve of Silhouette and Nantucket shadings prevents moiré (those ugly, little lines we mentioned) while also allowing for light control. The great part about them is that not only are they stylish, but they’re more budget friendly than plantation shutters for those that still desire a sensible window treatment.

We would be more than happy to help you decide which color and fabric will be best for your home project based on your décor. Clicking here will take you to a page where you can view our choices of Silhouette Window Shadings or give Kirtz® a call at 1-800-416-6455 if you’re ready to get started.

Maple Wood Plantation Shutters

Maple Plantation Shutters For The Month Of May

Highlighting The Natural Beauty Of Maple Plantation Shutters

Our team at Kirtz® Shutters has been plenty busy this spring season with attending various Home & Garden shows where we’ve had the chance to share many details about our custom shaped plantation shutters, our variety of hardwoods, and the high quality construction of each shutter. At the beginning of this month, we felt it would be lovely to highlight the powerful, fine quality of Maple plantation shutters.

When thinking about Maple wood, the top adjectives that come to mind for us would be the following:

  • Lustrous  
  • Diverse 
  • Strong
  • Solid  

Why do these words come to mind you might ask? The answers are simple and we’ll explain the reason we chose each of these descriptive words!

(1.) Lustrous: the word “lustrous” describes Maple plantation shutters due to the wood being known for its closed, smooth grain and this hardwood’s ability to easily accept paint and finishes well. It truly has a luster that only a fine wood can provide!

(2.) Diverse: the word “diverse” explains how Kirtz® Shutters can offer so many unique looks to each customer due to the nature of custom plantation shutters business. The flexibility of Maple wood has few limitations which truly allows us to help achieve the look you desire.  

(3.) Strong: Maple is a dense wood with a hard surface which means that it can withstand accidental bumps and is resistant to indentations. The durability provided by Maple plantation shutters makes for a long-lasting, beautiful window treatment option!  

(4.) Solid: Since Maple is dense it makes it possible for metal fasteners to maintain a solid hold. Furthermore, the tilt rods and louvers on Maple plantation shutters can effortlessly open and close without becoming loose. 

At Kirtz® Shutters one of the most popular details most customers have chosen to add to Maple wood is a clear finish as it really shows off the natural beauty of the grain. Of course, we’ll let you decide! If you’re in the market for new shutters, we’d love to help make your custom project become a reality. To get started, give us a call at 1-800-416-6455 . 

wormy chestnut-plantation shutters

The Beauty Of Wormy Chestnut Plantation Shutters

The Coloration Of Wormy Chestnut Plantation Shutters

Have you ever looked closely at two different sets of Wormy Chestnut wood and noticed that they look different? Our plantation shutters at Kirtz® Shutters are genuine wood straight from the source which means that no two sets will be exactly like the last. This is part of the beauty of Wormy Chestnut plantation shutters. Today, we’ll talk a little more about why the grains and coloration of the wood can appear differently.

Although few exist, the growth region for Chestnut is found in the eastern United States. Today, Wormy Chestnut is mostly reclaimed from dismantled barns and other structures. The appearance has a grayish brown heartwood that darkens with age and a narrow, pale-colored sapwood. Holes found in the wood are literally from the worms that invade the trees, and the black streaks are from iron nails that have rusted and left behind a unique patina in the wood.

As you can imagine, processing this reclaimed lumber into beautiful custom Wormy Chestnut plantation shutters is an extensive process. We take a lot of time choosing the best of the wood to ensure a product that lives up to the Kirtz® Shutters standard.

The great part about this type of wood is that it is rated as being very durable. Due to its texture it glues, stains, and finishes well. This type of wood usually goes best in a room with rustic décor and furniture. The best part about customizing homes with Wormy Chestnut plantation shutters is that they can be any shape or size.

At Kirtz® Shutters each of our plantation shutters are individually designed and meticulously crafted to fit perfectly. If you’re looking to add versatile wooden shutters to your next custom built home, let us help make your crafted wood dreams come true. Contact us at 1-800-416-6455!

Kirtz Shutters Is Attending The Stillwater Home & Garden Home Show!

Kirtz Shutters To Share Plantation Shutters With Stillwater!

It’s officially spring and the warmer weather has been so beautiful that many people have really enjoyed getting out to be more active, including Kirtz® Shutters! We’re having a blast touring from one home and garden show to the next to share our love of plantation shutters with people from all over country. This month, starting today (April 1st) we’re attending the Stillwater Home & Garden Show. It will be held at the Payne County Expo Center and it certainly sounds like it will be a lot of fun.

Plantation Shutters- Stillwater Home & Garden Show 

If you would like to learn more about our custom plantation shutters, the various stains that can be applied, and the multiple choices we have for high quality wood, then feel free to stop by and see us! We love sharing updates about our newest shipments of wood and how our plantation shutters are handcrafted from only the finest domestic and exotic hardwoods.

Not only do we have many color and wood choices, but with plantation shutters by Kirtz® Shutters, customers have the choice of other customizing features. For example, Kirtz® Shutters are available in three louver sizes, offering flexibility when it comes to balancing interior décor with your view of the world around you. Larger louvers help maximize your view and smaller ones allow you to have more privacy.

Our woodcrafters have honed in on their skill and have a passion for creating each shutter with precision. It is their work that gives us confidence to get out in the public and talk about our plantation shutters and we’d love to share our passion with you!

If you will be in the Stillwater, Oklahoma area today (April 1st) or April 2nd, 2017 then you should definitely consider stopping by the Stillwater Home & Garden Show. 

If you are unable to come to the home show, but you would like to talk to someone from Kirtz® about getting started with your own custom shutters project, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-416-6455.

Sparrow- Plantation Shutters

The Addition Of Plantation Shutters For A Wedding Venue

New Plantation Shutters For A Romantic Ambience

The season for romantic weddings and receptions is coming right along with the warmer weather of spring! We imagine that a lot of people will be looking for that “special place” they will get married. For those that live in Stillwater, Oklahoma (or wouldn’t mind traveling there) a new, magical location has been built. The lovely part is that Kirtz® Shutters was able to provide a touch of elegance, with plantation shutters, to this lovely venue known as Sparrow.

Sparrow was created by sisters Shelby Howerton, Jessica Sutton, and Katie Barlow with their mom, Susan Hartford. Sparrow came into being when Shelby and Katie became engaged at about the same time, but couldn’t find their dream wedding location. With no venue to make their dreams blossom, they sought out to build what they wanted into existence. In 2016, the construction of Sparrow began. Every last detail was hashed out and by the end of July they were ready to start interior design. 

By the end of 2016 and into the start of 2017, the finishing touches of Sparrow were ready to be added to the beautiful venue. Kirtz® was honored to have been asked to help embellish the inside with some pretty, white plantation shutters which helped to create a romantic ambience. As you can see from the photos, the louvers are fully functional on both the door and the windows. The sunlight can stream in beautifully when the louvers are fully opened or they can be closed to allow for privacy. 

We love being able to offer custom work for any project. Do you have a plantation shutters project of your own in mind? We’d love to be able to help you make your event location beautiful with the addition of plantation shutters. Just give Kirtz® a call at 1-800-416-6455 to get started!