Posts

Plantation shutters

Choosing the right Color for your plantation shutters

What color should your plantation shutters be to complement your home?

Shutters can be a great investment for your home. Well made shutters can last a lifetime providing quality light control and adding a nice decor element to your home. But whenever your picking out a set of plantation shutters you will want to keep in mind the color. The color of your shutters can have a massive impact on the exterior look of your home. Picking the wrong color can mean your shutters clash with the rest of the house, leaving it looking patched together and ugly. You wouldn’t want to invest so much time and money into picking out some shutters just to have them look ugly on your home would you? Kirtz has some tips on picking out the right color for any style of home. 

It’s important to keep in mind the color palette of your home when picking out shutters for it. Most exteriors are designed around 3 main colors. The Base, The Trim, and The Accent. 

The Base color refers to the main dominating color of the house. This color will cover most of the exterior of the house and is usually the color most people will think of when thinking of the house. Ex. The “Blue” house. 

The Trim is the series of lines running at the base and sometimes in the middle of the house. The Trim is usually colored a white or cream though some homes will use a darker color. Others still will use another more adventurous color on the trim of their homes. 

The Accent is the one to pay attention too though. The accent is the color of Doors, windows, and yes, shutters. The accent is the place to get creative with a home’s color palette as these are the easiest parts of a home to replace. 

Join us next week as we talk about what specific colors work best for plantation shutters. And if you’d like to order a set, call us today at 800-416-6455!

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!

Plantations Shutters

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!

Plantation Shutters

Tips For Taking Care Of Your Plantation Shutters

How To Keep Plantation Shutters In Top Shape

Plantation shutters can add a real sense of style to your home and with proper maintenance, they can last a lifetime! Kirtz Shutters is here to give you a few tips on how you can keep your shutters looking great and functioning perfectly. 

Weekly Cleanings: Everyone knows that keeping dust off your plantation shutters is key to keeping them looking chic. Firstly, a weekly cleaning is sufficient to keep dust at bay, with a more in-depth dusting once a month. Of course, they’re are a few habits that can actually damage the shutters you’re trying to keep clean. That’s why we say never use soapy water to clean your plantation shutters. Soapy water can damage the shutter material and reduce the lifespan of the exotic wood. Instead, use a duster or slightly damp cloth to clean your plantation shutters. 

Repairing Paint Chips: It’s inevitable; keep anything long enough and it will start to show wear and tear. Eventually, no matter how good the paint job on your plantation shutter, it will eventually begin to crack and tear away. For small repairs, you can use a foam or touch up brush to smooth over any kind of scratch, further prolonging the life of your plantation shutters. 

Keeping The Louvers Tight: If the screws holding your louvers in place start to loosen, making it hard to keep the louvers up, you can adjust how tight, or loose, they are. To do this, open the shutter panel and adjust the tension screw found on both sides of the shutter panel using a phillips head screwdriver. 

Using these tips can help you get the most out of your shutters. Of course, accidents happen. That’s why all Kirtz Shutters come with a lifetime guarantee! If you’re looking for plantation shutters, call now to get started, at 1-800-416-6455!

Exterior Shutters, plantation shutter style by Kirtz

Exterior Shutters are a small segment of what we do, but occasionally someone will want a plantation style exterior shutter and turn to Kirtz for help with their project.

There seems to be some confusion about what makes a plantation shutter exterior or interior grade, so here is a brief explanation of what to look for in an exterior shutter.

Wood Species– exterior shutters that stand the test of time are made of western red cedar, cypress (pecky or clear), or mahogany.  These woods naturally repel water and insects, making them the longest lasting most durable choice. not to mention the beauty of handcrafted mahogany shutters!

Read more