How to Update Room Finishes with a Plantation Shutter
Although we have many clients moving into new homes, we’ve been seeing more and more clients who are choosing to stay put and update an existing home.
A challenging update those who remodel face is how to bring in new finish colors that complement the existing mill-work, not compete with it.
We help clients accomplish this with a few different suggestions.
- The quickest and easiest way? Cover it up! This can be easily done with a custom shutter and its framework mounted on top of the existing casing. We offer several different frames profiles and clients can choose the one that they like best.
- If you are looking to lighten a room with dark mill-work, choose a painted shutter. We have 18 stock variations of white, or we can custom color match to your favorite swatch. I suggest staying away from a brilliant, bright white if you have stained wood casings. Choose a warmer white, with creamy undertones or even a light tan. Then it will complement, not fight, your existing colors.
- Do you like your mill-work, but want to freshen it up? Add a new, complementary stain color! Many of our clients have replaced their flooring as a way to add a new color. A natural way to continue this flow is by adding custom finished plantation shutters to their windows. These two grounding elements in a room, windows and floors, and the addition of key accent pieces in a similar finish, will transform a room.
Without a doubt, new custom shutters add style and pizazz. Whether your goal is to compliment the homes existing mill-work with a custom matched finish on your shutters, or transform it into something fresh and new, Kirtz Shutters can help.