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Walnut Plantation Shutters in Commercial Spaces

This post is about a very special project for Kirtz Shutters.    We just completed installation of walnut shutters for Coach Gundy’s office, the head football coach of Oklahoma State University. Go Pokes!

Our company is composed of many individuals who “bleed orange”, no one more so than our owner, Chris.  So needless to say, we felt privileged to have the opportunity to work on this project.

But lets talk about the shutters, there are a few unique charecteristics to note about this project.

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What makes a good plantation shutter design?

Kirtz Plantation Shutters are all custom designed and produced.  So when you choose to order plantation shutters from Kirtz Shutters, you have a variety of  shutter layout and design options.  Two major areas for discussion are — How do I choose a louver size?  And how many shutters should I put in each opening?

First, let’s talk about louver size.  This depends on a variety of factors, such as the style of your home architecture and design.  However, this comes down to personal preference.  Part of the beauty of plantation shutters is that you can get such great visibility and light control just by slightly adjusting the louver angle.  It stands to reason that the larger the louver, the better the view.    Many people are simply amazed at how much visibility you can get with a shutter.  In fact, during our in- home consultations we typically bring one sample of each louver size, set it in the window, ask the client to step back and take a look at the different proportions of each louver size and how that impacts the feel of the room.  Well, I can’t do that in a blog, but take a look at this picture.  Each opening shown is 72″ x 72″; the only thing that changes is the size of the louver.

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