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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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Silhouette Window Shadings Rather Than Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters Too Bold? Try Casual Silhouette Window Shadings

Kirtz® Shutters most obviously focuses on plantation shutters, but we also offer a wide variety of high-quality window treatments in the event that shutters just aren’t the right fit for a customer. Not everyone has the same design tastes or budget which is perfectly acceptable. If you’re still looking for a way to protect your home and furnishings from the sunlight, consider Silhouette Window Shadings instead.

You may love the natural light, but you probably don’t love the streaks that form on your floors, furniture and more. That’s where the beauty of the Silhouette Window Shadings come in. They are unique in that they have an “S” shaped vane which is vital to the structure as it provides amazing UV protection for your home while also enhancing natural day lighting. Like our plantation shutters, Silhouette Window Shadings are extremely versatile. They are available in a wide array of fabrics and colors to compliment every décor.

Depending on your choice of color your shades could add warmth to a room or add a subtle look. Nantucket is part of the Silhouette family and the line offers even more casual fabrics, and similar design options. The signature “S” curve of Silhouette and Nantucket shadings prevents moiré (those ugly, little lines we mentioned) while also allowing for light control. The great part about them is that not only are they stylish, but they’re more budget friendly than plantation shutters for those that still desire a sensible window treatment.

We would be more than happy to help you decide which color and fabric will be best for your home project based on your décor. Clicking here will take you to a page where you can view our choices of Silhouette Window Shadings or give Kirtz® a call at 1-800-416-6455 if you’re ready to get started.

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Custom Plantation Shutters For Octagon Shaped Windows

Plantation Shutters: Octagon Shutters

Small octagon shaped windows are often added to compact areas that need just a little light. Areas such as entryway foyers are often perfectly adorned with these cute, little windows and while this stylistic choice isn’t a bad idea, there may be times that the homeowner wishes to control the flow of light coming through. It may be daunting to think about covering that window up, because getting just the right window treatment is a must. Consider plantation shutters as your treatment option! Kirtz® custom shaped shutters for octagon windows are a fantastic option with many colors and finishes to choose from.

Not only are Kirtz® octagon shaped plantation shutters architecturally designed to fit every inch of the window perfectly, but they’re aesthetically pleasing, as well. These custom-crafted hardwood shutters are like pieces of artwork in themselves as they lend a touch of elegance to your octagon windows.

As an added bonus, the louvers are actually functional providing practical privacy and light control. By having the option to open, close, or half-way open the louvers you’ll have complete control over the sunlight entering your space. Imagine enjoying the bright sunrise in the morning and being able to close out the overbearing rays by mid afternoon.

So, if you love the home you’ve purchased and you loved those octagon windows, but you weren’t crazy about them being exposed then look no further than plantation shutters for your solution. As with any of our plantation shutters, we’ll make sure the wood type matches any other elements you may have in your home.

We’re up for the challenge of making your octagon windows look superb with a treatment that sure to stun! If you would like to know more about Kirtz® custom shaped plantation shutters, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-416-6455.