Since plantation shutters are a custom product, there are many variables in their design. The Category discusses some of the options, and what makes for a great finished product.

Grey Shutters with Glaze Finish

While white shutters are a classic choice, we are seeing clients bring the special touches in their home to the windows with their Kirtz custom shutters.  A recent project, which used a grey shutter with a glazed finish is a nice example of just such a project.


The inspiration for the shutter color was taken from the center island in the kitchen and the cabinetry above the cooktop, which was finished in a grey paint and complimented with a black glaze.  The granite counter top and tile backsplash also incorporate tonal elements and gray throughout the space.Grey Painted Shutters with White Woodwork Grey Center Island with shutters


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Sliding Shutters For Sliding Doors: A not-so-standard installation

We  frequently get  questions from homeowners about how to add shutters to sliding doors.

The typical installation requires a 3 sided frame that surrounds the window casing  The frame header contains a track that allows the shutters to slide back and forth and the legs on each side of the casing support the header and prevent the shutter from sliding off the track.

It looks like this…

standard plantation slider

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Custom Hardwood Shutter from Kirtz Shutters Deliver!


Our dealer in Southold, NY at Wallace Home Design recently sent us these photos of a Kirtz Shutter project he did that had some unique challenges to it.

The customer wanted the openness of a 3 1/2″ louver, but also loved the clean lines of her casing. The window had limited depth, and operable window cranks created obstructions. This made it impossible to mount the shutter flush within her existing window jamb as was her preference.

She was adamant she did not want any projection past her window casing so we devised a unique solution for her windows.

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Plantation Shutters Compliment Clean Lines

Occasionally I will hear… “Shutters are too traditional for my space.”  Like any good design element, shutters are versatile enough to fit most a variety of  interiors.

It comes down to making the correct selections for your final vision of the space when they are ordered.  Something an experienced shutter consultant will be sure to help you accomplish.

The project featured below was designed to compliment a craftsman style interior.  Clean, crisp lines were in order.  To that end the shutters were ordered without the standard tilt rod and boast a hidden tilt instead.  The cut out for the doors lever radius was also modified.  Instead of our standard rounded cut out, we used a square cut out to better compliment the lines of the home.

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Decorative Cornice Top on Plantation Shutters by Kirtz

If you are looking to dress up your window with a practical and gorgeous window treatment, plantation shutters are the way to go… If you want some serious WOW factor,  consider adding a KIRTZ Shutter with a cornice top.

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