Plantation Shutters- Bedroom

New Plantation Shutters In The Bedroom

A Peaceful Bedroom With Plantation Shutters

Are you looking to upgrade your window treatments in the bedroom? You may already be aware of the fact that a lot of homebuilders use plantation shutters in the living room facing the street for a spectacular view, but there are many options for these gorgeous shutters. New plantation shutters can provide your bedroom windows with an elegant look like nothing else. Imagine a beach resort room and that is what these lovely, real wood window treatments can offer. Using the wood that suits your chosen color palette you can truly make your bedroom a place that feels peaceful.

Window shutters are a very popular choice, because they are very versatile. Not only do they offer privacy, but they are quite simple to handle. If your bedroom faces the sun, shutters are a fabulous choice, because you have the option to allow the rays in or close them out. No matter whether you want to use them for your bedroom, a guest room, or a child’s room your design choice will have friends and family swooning.

Plantation shutters have been used for over one hundred years in homes in the south. The Kirtz® difference is that we make our plantation shutters out of the highest quality, genuine hardwood. Nothing compares to the rich pallet of textures and grains found in nature’s most beautiful domestic and exotic hardwoods.  Mini-blinds are old school and might be a cheaper option, but nothing says classy, timeless, beautiful and tranquil like plantation shutters do.

Simply put if you want your bedroom look to say “serenity” look no further.

Need help deciding what would be the best type of wood to use? Do you just have questions about the addition of plantation shutters in your bedroom? Contact Kirtz® at 1-800-416-6455!

Plantation Shutters Vs. Traditional

Plantation Shutters Versus Traditional Shutters

What Makes Plantation Shutters Different?

When you think about shutters are you picturing the traditional style or plantation shutters? How can you tell the difference? If you don’t know what to look for in a shutter design, then you are not alone. In fact, there are many home builders and homeowners that don’t know the differences for these varied window treatments. Today, we’re going to discuss the key differences between traditional shutters and plantation shutters to help you make an informed decision when you’re shopping for a brand new look!

The Look Of Traditional Shutters

The main design element to look for in traditional shutters is the small, narrow louvers. The louvers are the angled slats that allow the light to enter a room. The older style shutters can still be seen in some homes with louvers that are 1 1/4 inch. As a result of the small space in between each slat these shutters were more popular for smaller windows.

The Look Of Plantation Shutters

The biggest difference for plantation shutters is the much wider louver style. With Kirtz® plantation shutters you get even more control over the width of the louvers as we offer 3 different sizes. The options are there for flexibility in balancing interior décor with your view of the world around you. The larger the louvers are, the more of a spectacular view to the outdoors you will have. For a better understanding of our louver sizes, you can click here for an example photo.

For some people, the bigger the louvers the better. Of course, not everyone is keen on letting the outside world in too much so going with a smaller shutter louver may be your cup of tea. When shopping for plantation shutters, there are a lot of important features to look for. If you need help deciding what is right for your space, we can help.

Contact Kirtz® at 1-800-416-6455 for your next shutter project!

Plantation Shutters

Tips For Painting Your Plantation Shutters

Updating Your Plantation Shutters

While most people are drawn to the exotic appeal of the natural hardwood look that Kirtz® plantation shutters embody there are occasions when a fresh coat of paint could be considered necessary for changing the feel of the room. It can be quite the dilemma whether to bother painting them, especially if you are uncertain as to how to do so properly. Today, we’re providing a few simple tips to follow which may better prepare you for painting your plantation shutters.

First, it should be noted that being well organized is the best way to keep yourself from doing more work than necessary. Painting shutters isn’t quite as simple as taping off a section of wall and painting trim throughout the house. A helpful tip might be to remove your shutters one at a time and label them according to the side that faces the wall and also which window they belong to.

This will make it much easier when you finish your painting process to replace the plantation shutters appropriately.

Next, you’ll want to sand and clean the wood to allow the new coat of paint to adhere to your plantation shutters just a little bit easier. You may need up to two coats of primer, depending on the quality you purchase, but this is a necessary step to get complete coverage when you apply your paint.

It can be argued that the best finish will be best delivered by use of a paint sprayer, because you have less chance of dripping.

If you choose this method, open your plantation shutter louvers at a 45 degree angle and spray in a consistent direction. Now, repeat by spraying in a 45 degree angle in the opposite direction. Finally, you will want to open them fully and spray in one continuous vertical motion. After you repeat the process for the other side of your shutters you will need to wait for the primer to completely dry before following the same instructions to apply your paint.

We hope that by following these very simple tips that your plantation shutters painting project turns out fabulously beautiful. If you don’t have plantation shutters in your home, but you would like to, please feel free to contact Kirtz® at 1-800-416-6455!

Plantation Shutters & Blinds

Mixing Faux Wood Blinds And Plantation Shutters

Blinds, Plantation Shutters, Or Both?

A lot of home builders get stuck when it comes to deciding what to cover their lovely windows with. Many of them like to give the front room a little something “extra” to make those windows really pop, but they aren’t sure of the answer right away. Plantation shutters are a fantastic, aesthetically pleasing option for those dramatic windows.

That leaves the simple windows to question. Once you’ve dressed the front windows up you may find yourself wondering if the rest of the house would still look well put together if you chose to put up blinds. Here’s the low-down on the design front when it comes to mixing faux wood blinds with real wood plantation shutters.

According to many design experts, it’s quite a popular choice to mix faux wood blinds with plantation shutters. In most cases, the front of the home has the most unique windows worth dressing up with the best wood plantation shutters. Kirtz® shutters really give the front of a home that wow factor and they’re truly an investment in your home.

Of course, if you’re building a home or helping to put the design work in place and you’d like to mix it up, Kirtz® Shutters can offer you what you need to get started. That’s right, we do blinds, too!  It would be best to get the colors of your blinds and plantation shutters to be as close to each other as possible, especially if the rest of the home decor is the same throughout. With enough attention to detail, you may even be able to pull off mixing blinds and shutters within the same room!

If you’d like to consult about your custom project, or you’re simply looking for a premium quality, beautiful custom plantation shutters, call us today at 1-800-416-6455 to find out how Kirtz® can help.