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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!

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Adding Value To Your Home With Exterior Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters Add Curb Appeal 

When you invest in your first home it is very rarely the last home that you will ever own. In fact, research suggests that the average length of time a homeowner lives in their home before selling it is around 7 years. Of course, while you’re living in your home you want it to look nice, but you should also consider what you can do to upgrade the home during that time so that future buyers will have a great first impression. Exterior plantation shutters are simply one way to do so by adding just a little more curb appeal! 

From the moment a potential home buyer pulls up in front of a property they are on high alert, taking in every detail. Imagine them seeing high quality, beautiful shutters upon arrival. If potential buyers see something elegant right away, they have a better chance of sticking around. There’s just a timeless look about plantation shutters that makes many people stop and pay attention. Adding exterior plantation shutters doesn’t just make for a pretty view; however, as the exotic hardwood also adds re-sale value to the home. 

Of course, we aren’t suggesting that you have plantation shutter installed just so that someone else can enjoy them later on in life! You can certainly show your home some love and enjoy the view of exterior plantation shutters while you are living there. Now is a beautiful time to have custom shutters built and installed before the colder months arrive.

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 you from start to finish on your project to help determine what look is right for your home. You can give us a call at 1-800-416-6455!

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Plantation Shutters Should Be Made From Wood

3 Pros of Real Wood Plantation Shutters 

Whenever you’re buying plantation shutters, one of the things you need to consider is the type of material your shutters are going to be made from. There are 3 main types of materials for shutters. These include; wood, synthetic, and a composite. Kirtz Shutters is here to explain why wood is the best material in the long run. 

Investment: There are many reasons that wood shutters are a great investment. Wood provides a clean, timeless look that last for years. Synthetic plantation shutters have come a long way in replicating wood, but there’s a real texture that can’t be matched by synthetic or composite materials. The biggest reason to invest in all wood shutters is that they can increase your home’s value. Home-Buyers know the value of these shutters and will pay extra for them.

Flexibility: Wood is an easier material to work with over synthetics. Wood can be finished and re-finished to match a room as it changes over time. Meaning you don’t have to buy new plantation shutters every time you want to change the look of a room. Additionally, authentic wood shutters come in a wide variety of colors compared to their synthetic counterparts. The classic look of real wood also blends well with many styles giving you more flexibility when designing a room. 

Light Control: Plantation shutters made from true wood also give you more control over the amount of light in your room. Shutters can close completely to keep the sun totally out. You also have a larger range of angles to maneuver the light around, which means that you can always make a room look its best no matter where the sun is shining inside. 

Wood shutters can last for years and add a peerless, classic look to your home. Call us today to learn how you can get some of the best plantation shutters around! Call Kirtz Shutters at 1-800-416-6455!

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Tips For Taking Care Of Your Plantation Shutters

How To Keep Plantation Shutters In Top Shape

Plantation shutters can add a real sense of style to your home and with proper maintenance, they can last a lifetime! Kirtz Shutters is here to give you a few tips on how you can keep your shutters looking great and functioning perfectly. 

Weekly Cleanings: Everyone knows that keeping dust off your plantation shutters is key to keeping them looking chic. Firstly, a weekly cleaning is sufficient to keep dust at bay, with a more in-depth dusting once a month. Of course, they’re are a few habits that can actually damage the shutters you’re trying to keep clean. That’s why we say never use soapy water to clean your plantation shutters. Soapy water can damage the shutter material and reduce the lifespan of the exotic wood. Instead, use a duster or slightly damp cloth to clean your plantation shutters. 

Repairing Paint Chips: It’s inevitable; keep anything long enough and it will start to show wear and tear. Eventually, no matter how good the paint job on your plantation shutter, it will eventually begin to crack and tear away. For small repairs, you can use a foam or touch up brush to smooth over any kind of scratch, further prolonging the life of your plantation shutters. 

Keeping The Louvers Tight: If the screws holding your louvers in place start to loosen, making it hard to keep the louvers up, you can adjust how tight, or loose, they are. To do this, open the shutter panel and adjust the tension screw found on both sides of the shutter panel using a phillips head screwdriver. 

Using these tips can help you get the most out of your shutters. Of course, accidents happen. That’s why all Kirtz Shutters come with a lifetime guarantee! If you’re looking for plantation shutters, call now to get started, at 1-800-416-6455!

Breakfast Nook- Plantation Shutters

Planation Shutters Transformed This Breakfast Nook

From Bare Windows To Beautiful Planation Shutters

You’ve seen before and after photos in marketing fitness products and they usually make you do a double take, because it’s amazing to see such awesome changes. Much in the same way, one of our favorite things to do is take a before and after picture of a plantation shutters project. We believe it is simply awesome to see the transformation from bare windows to beautiful plantation shutters!

Today, our team at Kirtz® Shutters wanted to highlight this past project of a breakfast nook that was remodeled simply by our craftsmen applying their custom, crafted plantation shutters to the windows!

In the picture provided you can see (on the left side) how this breakfast nook started out as a boring, blank space in the home. It looked like a place that wouldn’t be very comfortable to sit. Those with their backs to the window would feel the heat beating down on them and those opposite them would, no doubt, often have to squint their eyes due to the bright overload of sunlight.  

Suddenly, when the plantation shutters were installed the space looked more like a comfortable spot that people would actually want to gather in for dining purposes. The louvers still allow for plenty of sunlight to enter the space when the homeowners desire a brighter atmosphere. Likewise, when they don’t want to have light come in, they can simply shift the tilt rod to close the louvers which keeps the planation shutters from letting light inside.  

No matter which room you would like to transform, plantation shutters make a great choice for doing so as there are options for many different design styles! If you have a breakfast nook, a kitchen window, or another place in your home that you’d like to makeover we’d be happy to help. You can call Kirtz® Shutters at 1-800-416-6455 to get started on your next project.