Plantations Shutters

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!

Plantation Shutters

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. 

Pool House- Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters Perfect For The Pool House

Summertime Custom Built Planation Shutters

Having a swimming pool in your own backyard sure is a blessing and by adding a pool house to your property you’ve not only increased the value of your home, but you’ve made it possible to entertain more guests or make your pool time even better. Part of the beauty of a pool house is being able to enjoy sitting in the shade by the pool, but sometimes guests will need a little more privacy or you’ll desire less glare from the sunlight streaming in on your face. Plantation shutters are a perfect solution for a pool house!

The pool house is a great way to provide a comfortable changing room, nearby bathroom, and a relaxing place to rest. Imagine that after you’ve build up an appetite from swimming you could rest in the pool house with the louvers just opened enough to see outside, meanwhile keeping the light from blinding you. Furthermore, you could choose to sit at the table inside, eat a snack, and look out over the sparkling water of the pool. Perhaps, you’d like to just sit inside and have a chat out of the sun’s harsh rays. In many ways, plantation shutters make it possible to truly feel a sense of calm.

Not only are the planation shutters functional, but they’ll also transform any ordinary pool house into a luxurious place to escape.  

At Kirtz® Shutters, we have many hardwood choices to choose from and we make plantation shutters custom to fit each window. We have a great time perfecting the little details to make unique plantation shutters for each and every customer. 

Whether you have a highly custom project this summer, or just a simple project you’d like help with, we would love nothing more than to provide you with beautiful, custom plantation shutters. To get started with your next project, please feel free to give Kirtz® Shutters a call at 1-800-416-6455. 

Bahama Plantation Shutters- Outdoor Shutters

Get A Tropical Feeling With Outdoor Bahama Style Plantation Shutters

A Patio With Plantation Shutters

If you’re a lover of summertime you may have a perfect image in your mind about sitting out on your patio on a warm, summer day. Feeling the gentle, yet toasty air of a summer breeze on your skin can feel quite nice. Of course, the glare of the sunlight practically blinding your eyes and roasting you alive is a sure-fire way to kill that vibe. What can you do? When all you want to do is get a tropical feeling in your own backyard, believe it or not, Bahama style plantation shutters can help!

As you can see in the photos provided, these custom, tropically-inspired, outdoor planation shutters provide versatility in more than one way. The louvers allow just enough visibility from the inside to see the surrounding backyard area on the opposite side. Furthermore, the plantation shutters can be tilted opened by extending the built in arm which can allow a bit of air flow control.

Imagine sitting on your patio with the ability to block out some of that sunlight and keep your skin feeling refreshed by the kiss of the air. You, your friends, and your family members will not have to rush inside after just a few minutes in the warmth. One thing is for certain, the warm summer days and breezy summer nights will never be the same again with Bahama planation shutters! 

At Kirtz® Shutters, we take pride in being able to make our customers happy and we love finding a way for them to enjoy plantation shutters in unique ways, whether that be for interior design purposes or incorporated into the design of a backyard oasis.

If you have a highly custom project, or are simply looking for premium quality, beautiful custom plantation shutters, call us today at 1-800-416-6455 to get started!