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Larksfield Place Dining Room - Plantation Shutters

Planation Shutters Help Larksfield Place Residents Enjoy Leisurely Dining

Larksfield Place Dining Room Windows Covered In Planation Shutters

The original goal for founders of Larksfield Place in Wichita, Kansas was to create an assisted living community with great value and security for their residents. This lovely community offers a full continuum of care and also provides a lifestyle that is sensible and affordable for people 55 years of age and older. One of the most unique amenities on site includes a restaurant style dining room, because enjoying a good meal is one of life’s great social experiences. Kirtz® Shutters was pleased to be able to add a touch of elegance to that space by creating custom plantation shutters for the windows. 

The dining options at this assisted living center can vary from simple good, old fashioned burgers to more upscale meals such as rosemary lamb or lemon thyme game hens. Of course, the food options aren’t the only thing that can help change the temperament of the room and sometimes residents will want to enjoy the feeling of being in a high-end restaurant while spending their leisurely night with good friends!

Luckily, depending upon the mood, the louvers of each of the planation shutters can easily be maneuvered up or down to allow as little or as much light into the dining room as desired. This can help provide diners with either an upbeat feeling and a sunny outlook into the courtyard or create a formal ambience for those elegant nights.

Kirtz® Shutters was happy to help such a lovely establishment become even more lovely with plantation shutters. We simply adore that our craftsmen are able to easily customize plantation shutters to fit any style of living space.

Do you have a custom plantation shutters project in mind for your residence, office, or another living space? No matter what your project is, we’d love to help make your vision a reality. To get started with a quote, give Kirtz® Shutters a call at 1-800-416-6455.

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The Addition Of Plantation Shutters For A Wedding Venue

New Plantation Shutters For A Romantic Ambience

The season for romantic weddings and receptions is coming right along with the warmer weather of spring! We imagine that a lot of people will be looking for that “special place” they will get married. For those that live in Stillwater, Oklahoma (or wouldn’t mind traveling there) a new, magical location has been built. The lovely part is that Kirtz® Shutters was able to provide a touch of elegance, with plantation shutters, to this lovely venue known as Sparrow.

Sparrow was created by sisters Shelby Howerton, Jessica Sutton, and Katie Barlow with their mom, Susan Hartford. Sparrow came into being when Shelby and Katie became engaged at about the same time, but couldn’t find their dream wedding location. With no venue to make their dreams blossom, they sought out to build what they wanted into existence. In 2016, the construction of Sparrow began. Every last detail was hashed out and by the end of July they were ready to start interior design. 

By the end of 2016 and into the start of 2017, the finishing touches of Sparrow were ready to be added to the beautiful venue. Kirtz® was honored to have been asked to help embellish the inside with some pretty, white plantation shutters which helped to create a romantic ambience. As you can see from the photos, the louvers are fully functional on both the door and the windows. The sunlight can stream in beautifully when the louvers are fully opened or they can be closed to allow for privacy. 

We love being able to offer custom work for any project. Do you have a plantation shutters project of your own in mind? We’d love to be able to help you make your event location beautiful with the addition of plantation shutters. Just give Kirtz® a call at 1-800-416-6455 to get started! 

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A Seamless And Dramatic Flare With Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters For A Bold Room

Arched windows in any room are both aesthetically pleasing and they’re great for bringing in light. From both the inside and the exterior of the home they instantly create a focal point on the wall. When you’re enjoying your time in a room with such large windows you’re inevitably going to have moments when you may want to shut the light out, yet you’ll still desire to create a stunning space. Luckily, plantation shutters offer any room a unique way to change things up in just a few moments from opening them to closing them.

Visually speaking, next to painting a room, plantation shutters are like an instant makeover. Luckily, they can be anything from masculine, to breezy, or just plain gorgeous. It truly doesn’t matter which room in the home you wish to have plantation shutters. For example, imagine the study as shown in the picture above and how our plantation shutters worked well in the room to add drama, a rich atmosphere with a scholarly ambiance, and even a seamless color of cherry red.

Kirtz® shutters allow homeowners to take advantage of the opportunity to make any room in the house an experience. For the project in this study Kirtz® shutters helped to make the room very bold. Of course, we have many stylistic options that range in color, wood type, and final finishes.

If this regal look doesn’t suit your preferred style then we’d be happy to work with you on deciding what would fit. Browsing through our gallery will reveal some past projects we’ve completed which may spark inspiration for your own custom project.

If you’re one that does adore a seamless and dramatic flare with plantation shutters, as pictured above, we hope that you’ll contact Kirtz® for your next project. Even if you’d like something different, we’re open to the challenge. To get started with your next custom shutters design, we can be reached at 1-800-416-6455!

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Plantation Shutters That Take Stain Easily

The Best Plantation Shutters For Quick Staining

The truth about 85% of people is that they like variety. Whether it’s what to do over the weekend, the temperature in their home, or which elements to incorporate in their home’s interior design. For those that change their furniture or simple décor often, plantation shutters are one such element that can offer the stability of something in the room that doesn’t need to be removed, yet variable enough that they can match many styles. Staining is a technique that can be applied to any of our wooden shutters, but there are some woods that accept the stain more easily.

The top 5 shutters that take stain easily are:

  • Knotty Alder Plantation Shutters: A benefit of this hardwood is that it has no problems with sap or mineral streaks allowing it to have an even, uniform appearance in grain and color.
  • Ash Plantation Shutters: This wood can be made to blend with other woods, such as oak, by simply tweaking the stain. This is best achieved when using a medium to dark color, so that the natural pigments of the two woods don’t interfere with the finish.
  • Knotty Pine (Eastern White Pine) Plantation Shutters: This wood absorbs the stain easily, most often using a light stain color to highlight the knots and the warmth of the wood.
  • Mahogany Plantation Shutters: This wood not only accepts stain well, but when it does it has a lustrous quality. Dark, rich browns with red undertones are the most common complement to the natural beauty of this wood.
  • Wormy Chestnut Plantation Shutters: Wormy Chestnut does well with a simple, light stain to show off its beauty. A tobacco color, for example, nicely accents the wood’s unique characteristics.

If different, in a good way, is what you’re looking for to dress your windows then look no further than Kirtz® Shutters. We have something to suit every window design and every homeowner’s style. Not only do we make the plantation shutters custom to your home’s windows, but we can also make changes to the natural color of any wood you choose simply by staining! If you have a custom project in mind give us a call at 1-800-416-6455.

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Are Plantation Shutters Suitable For Bathrooms?

Will Plantation Shutters Withstand Bathroom Steam?

Being a home builder gives you the power to make decisions on which design elements will look best in certain parts of the home. You may have thought about choosing plantation shutters for your bathroom window treatments, but stopped to question if real wood would fare well. In case you’ve found yourself stuck in the predicament, we’re going to clear the air and explain just why Kirtz® plantation shutter designs will function wonderfully in a bathroom.

You may fear that real wood is a challenge to work with due to the steam created in a bathroom. Our designers have thought about the craftsmanship aspects necessary to create a plantation shutter with specifications appropriate for an environment such as a bathroom. More specifically, the stiles within our plantation shutters are a full 1 ¼ inch thick. The one hundred percent hardwood construction makes our stiles remarkably strong and extremely warp resistant.

Many of our customers have opted to put plantation shutters in their bathrooms for an elegant, vintage feel. There’s just something rather shabby-chic about having shutters in the bathroom. Many homeowners love lounging in the tub and letting the light stream in ever so gently while keeping prying eyes out.

Being a home builder and putting every last detail into place can be so exciting and nerve racking, too. You have to get everything move-in ready from the crown molding, to the base boards, and even the window treatments. Those final touches make your project feel complete when you know you’ve made the right decisions. We sure hope you’ll find that our shutters are the right choice for your next project.

If you’re hoping to add shutters to your bathroom windows, let us help you with the craftsmanship and installation process. You can contact our team at Kirtz® by calling 1-800-416-6455.