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Plantation Shutters For An RV

Plantation Shutters Change The Look 

A lot of people these days are simply downsizing from a massive home to smaller living quarters. In fact, some have sold their homes and have chosen to survive by living in an RV. If you’re part of the minimalist movement and you’ve decided to live in your RV, that doesn’t mean that the RV has to be boring, right? Of course, you don’t have to be living in your RV to take advantage of sprucing it up. Plantation shutters on the windows sure would change the look. 

Whether you’re a living in your RV full time or only use it on camping trips, you might as well enjoy the space. With the exotic elegance of real wood, plantations shutters have a way of making the space they inhabit feel more upscale. 

As you can see in the image provided above, Kirtz® Shutters was able to provide the owner of that particular RV with a perfect match between their plantations shutters and the built in wooden trim, cabinets, and drawers. The beautiful red oak wood stands out next to the white walls and lighter colored decorations. Additionally, the RV feels more like a home with the added touch of wooden shutters.

Kirtz® Shutters is willing to work on any custom plantation shutters project that you could come up with! We offer many custom shutter window shapes, different types of wood, and we have someone work closely with each customer from start to finish. 

If you would like to inquire about any of our hardwood types or you’d like to get started with your next plantation shutter project, please consider Kirtz® Shutters. We can help find what will work best for you on your personalized home or RV project. You can give us a call at 1-800-416-6455!

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Adding Value To Your Home With Exterior Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters Add Curb Appeal 

When you invest in your first home it is very rarely the last home that you will ever own. In fact, research suggests that the average length of time a homeowner lives in their home before selling it is around 7 years. Of course, while you’re living in your home you want it to look nice, but you should also consider what you can do to upgrade the home during that time so that future buyers will have a great first impression. Exterior plantation shutters are simply one way to do so by adding just a little more curb appeal! 

From the moment a potential home buyer pulls up in front of a property they are on high alert, taking in every detail. Imagine them seeing high quality, beautiful shutters upon arrival. If potential buyers see something elegant right away, they have a better chance of sticking around. There’s just a timeless look about plantation shutters that makes many people stop and pay attention. Adding exterior plantation shutters doesn’t just make for a pretty view; however, as the exotic hardwood also adds re-sale value to the home. 

Of course, we aren’t suggesting that you have plantation shutter installed just so that someone else can enjoy them later on in life! You can certainly show your home some love and enjoy the view of exterior plantation shutters while you are living there. Now is a beautiful time to have custom shutters built and installed before the colder months arrive.

If you would like to inquire about any of our hardwood types or you’d like to get started with your next plantation shutter project, please consider Kirtz® Shutters. We can help you from start to finish on your project to help determine what look is right for your home. You can give us a call at 1-800-416-6455!

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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!

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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!