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Half Circle Windows?

I have awesome floor to ceiling windows, but whats with the half circle at the top? What options do I have?

Half Circle Windows?

Half Circle Windows, or Round Top Windows were very popular in the US 20-25 years ago. They are a great touch to any room with tall ceilings and in entry halls. Many times a person will move into a home with round top windows, and find that there are no blinds! These are cool windows, but the sunlight is too much. 

If the previous homeowner took the blinds with them, there are options. There are some different blind options for these type of windows. A basic design is a type of blind that resembles an old hand fan. These are great for minimizing sunlight, are a more cost effective option and come in a variety of materials and colors. 

Another option are the Sunburst Shutters, custom from Kirtz Shutters. This amazing design is perfect for Half Circle Windows. Not only will it be a custom fit for your particular window, but it is also fully functional as well. The curved rod on the Kirtz Sunburst Shutter allows all of the louvers to move together in unison. As with all of Kirtz Shutters, they are completely custom from the design to the color!

If you are wondering about this, and other custom shutters, reach out to the folks at Kirtz Shutters, the best in Oklahoma!

 

Problems with mini blinds

What is a typical make ready step maintenance staff performs when turning an apartment? Replacing the blinds! In this article we will discuss some of the problems with mini blinds, and alternative options.

Problems with mini blinds

Mini blinds were designed with the DIY in mind. They are relatively easy to install, and are a cost effective solution. However, you do get what you pay for in the end, and mini blinds aren’t without their drawbacks.

  • Durability – If you have children, or have seen children with mini blinds, you can imagine! Mini blind slats are quite flimsy, and can be pulled out of place easily. If a slat is bent, it will likely have a permanent crease. Another issue is that the cord can become easily tangled.  Also, if you have pets that like to chew on things, mini blinds make a great chew toy!
  • Cleaning – Constant cleaning is another one of the problems. If dusting is your dream, it will come true if you have mini blinds. They are notorious for collecting dust. Depending on the types of foods you cook, or if someone is a smoker, this could cause discoloration, staining and grease build up.
  • Options – Among these other problems, when it comes to selection, your options are limited. If you have a room with a custom color, it may be difficult to find mini blinds in the color that you need. It’s almost as if you need to pick blinds first, the design the room around that!

However, custom wooden shutters built specifically for your windows, is the best way to go. They do everything mini blinds can do and more. Plus, they’re way more durable. Cleaning is a breeze and the list of options increases dramatically!  Reach out to  the folks a Kirtz Shutters, they are pros at what they do!

Plantation Shutters

Double Plantation Shutters? Yes, Please!

Plantation Shutters- Bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your looking for some new plantation shutters this fall, you may want to consider some double, or split, plantation shutters for your kitchen or bathroom. These versatile shutters can add some real character to your kitchen or bathroom. For your bathroom, you can open up just the top shutters to let in natural light from the sun and keep the bottom shutters closed for privacy. The same can be done in the kitchen to let in natural light without the glare from the sun. Plantation shutters are known for their ability to let you control how much light comes into your room and making them double plantation shutters can give you even more control. Adding to an already versatile addition to your home. Because you can open these plantation shutters independently, cleaning is also easier with these kinds of shutters. 

Double plantation shutters can also help reduce your energy bill by allowing you to control how much air comes in. Normally you would have to open the whole shutter to get any kind of light in, or open the blinds letting in drafts and heat. But with double shutters you can open one part of the shutter to let in just a little bit of light while keeping the amount of air coming in to a minimum. Lowering your energy bill and saving you money. 

Double plantation shutters helped to add a nice, cafe style appeal to you kitchen, get one made from sturdy wood and it will last for decades. And remember, every shutter you order from Kirtz are guaranteed for the life of the shutter. 

Whether you’re looking for double or single shutters. Shutters for arched windows, square windows, even round windows, Kirtz shutters will deliver you quality shutters that you can depend on. Give us a call today at 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.