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Top Reasons To Install Plantation Shutters: Part 2

4 Reasons To Consider Plantation Shutters

There are many significant reasons to choose plantation shutters over drapes or mini-blinds. In part one of this series we talked about 4 of those reasons. Aside from the fact that Kirtz® has an obsession with pursuing perfection in every handcrafted shutter, we have a few more compelling reasons you should consider plantation shutters for your next window treatment design.

1.) They allow ventilation.
When you want to let the fresh air inside and maintain your privacy at the same time, plantation shutters do the trick. Not only can you adjust the louvers for maximum privacy and control the light coming in, but you can also open up the windows to let the air flow in for maximum ventilation. As an added bonus, you don’t have to listen to the rattling of mini-blinds due to the air flow as the louvers don’t move in the wind!

2.) They are a safer option.
Shutters don’t have dangling cords or strings that your children can get tangled up in. This makes them a safer alternative than blinds or drapes for families with small children and babies.

3.) They add home value.
If the home you build has plantation shutters installed it brings added value to the home in that the re-sale value increases. These lovely shutters are appealing to new home buyers and they may certainly help your home sell quicker.

4.) They are aesthetically pleasing. 
Simply put, plantation shutters are beautiful. They also come in a variety of sizes and finishes as well as mounting options. As an interior design choice, you can’t go wrong by selecting real wood shutters! What’s more fabulous is that they never go out of style.

If you don’t need another second to decide that plantation shutters are right for your next home project, feel free to give Kirtz® a call at 1-800-416-6455!

Plantation Shutters

Top Reasons To Install Plantation Shutters: Part 1

4 Reasons To Consider Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters can offer a custom look to any home. This is especially true of a Kirtz® shutter that is handcrafted from only the finest domestic and exotic hardwoods. If you cannot decide which window dressings to apply in your newly built home we’re here to help. Today, we’re going to list 4 reasons you should consider plantation shutters for your primary window treatments.

1.) They are durable.
Custom plantation shutters are built to last a long time. Kirtz® shutters are real wood, with solid louvers. They are not the cheaper alternative vinyl shutters with hollow louvers. If you calculate the one time cost of your shutters versus the purchasing of other window treatments then you may find that they are less expensive than having to replace window coverings such as drapes or mini-blinds every few years. 

2.) They offer privacy.
Plantation shutters are easily adjustable to let the light stream in, but they also keep prying eyes out. This allows you to maintain your privacy as well as allowing natural light to enter. If you angle the louvers just so, you can even see out, but others won’t be able to see in.

3.) They are energy savers. 
Of course, letting light in is ideal at times, but shutters are also a wonderful choice for insulating your windows. Your energy bills will be lower during the times you choose to keep the warm sunlight out during the summer. In the winter, the shutters also provide an added layer of insulation to keep the cold out.

4.) They are easy to clean. 
Simply put, plantation shutters are easily cleaned by using a lint-free cloth, microfiber cloth, or duster from time to time to wipe off the grime. You don’t even need to take them down in order to clean them, just open the louvers and wipe them down.

If you don’t need another second to decide that plantation shutters are right for your next home project, feel free to give Kirtz® a call at 1-800-416-6455!

Kirtz® Sunburst Shutters Offering A Uniquely Beautiful Design

Custom Sunburst Shutters For Any Arched Window

While the saying goes “never judge a book by it’s cover” it’s a little difficult not to swoon over the front of a home that has been embellished with arched windows. The design of arched windows provides an aesthetically pleasing view that plain rectangular windows just don’t deliver. If you’re the home builder, you’re sure to have the homeowner admire those windows. There’s just one more decision to make and that entails finding the best compliment to your custom work. Kirtz® sunburst shutters offer a uniquely beautiful design element.

Many designers or homeowners may consider leaving the arched window untreated by blinds or shades, because they don’t know what would be the best fit for the window. Yes, a little natural light is wonderful from time to time, but what about those moments when you need a little less glare? You don’t have to leave the window bare or allow rays of sunlight to stream across the television, phone, laptop, or similar electronic devices.

Perhaps, your arched window design is different than others you have seen? It doesn’t matter if your arched window is actually a half circle window on top of a rectangle window, if it has wall space in between, or if it is one sunburst arch window, because all of them can be fit with Kirtz® custom designed sunburst shutters. What makes the sunburst shutters unique is that they’re not only gorgeous, but functional, as well!

Our sunburst shutters have a curved tilt rod which conforms to the shape of the sunburst on the backside of the shutter. Additionally, the louvers of the sunburst shutters are simple to operate and work in unison so that light control is possible.

These architectural shaped sunburst shutters require the attention of our most experienced and skilled craftsman, thus; we ask that you contact Kirtz® Shutters to discuss your next project where sunburst shutters may be crafted to offer the most pleasing design. Contact us at 1-800-416-6455!