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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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The Beauty Of Wormy Chestnut Plantation Shutters

The Coloration Of Wormy Chestnut Plantation Shutters

Have you ever looked closely at two different sets of Wormy Chestnut wood and noticed that they look different? Our plantation shutters at Kirtz® Shutters are genuine wood straight from the source which means that no two sets will be exactly like the last. This is part of the beauty of Wormy Chestnut plantation shutters. Today, we’ll talk a little more about why the grains and coloration of the wood can appear differently.

Although few exist, the growth region for Chestnut is found in the eastern United States. Today, Wormy Chestnut is mostly reclaimed from dismantled barns and other structures. The appearance has a grayish brown heartwood that darkens with age and a narrow, pale-colored sapwood. Holes found in the wood are literally from the worms that invade the trees, and the black streaks are from iron nails that have rusted and left behind a unique patina in the wood.

As you can imagine, processing this reclaimed lumber into beautiful custom Wormy Chestnut plantation shutters is an extensive process. We take a lot of time choosing the best of the wood to ensure a product that lives up to the Kirtz® Shutters standard.

The great part about this type of wood is that it is rated as being very durable. Due to its texture it glues, stains, and finishes well. This type of wood usually goes best in a room with rustic décor and furniture. The best part about customizing homes with Wormy Chestnut plantation shutters is that they can be any shape or size.

At Kirtz® Shutters each of our plantation shutters are individually designed and meticulously crafted to fit perfectly. If you’re looking to add versatile wooden shutters to your next custom built home, let us help make your crafted wood dreams come true. Contact us at 1-800-416-6455!

Oval Plantation Shutters

Custom Plantation Shutters For Oval Windows

Plantation Shutters: Covering Oval Windows

Oval windows are seemingly becoming a popular inspiration for a timeless look in many homes. Sometimes, they can be found in bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways, and even entryway foyers can be dressed up with these decorative windows. Oval windows are certainly a great way to add a unique architectural look to your home. Do you want to know what is even better than a plain oval window? You guessed it; oval windows decorated with plantation shutters!

Kirtz® custom shaped shutters for oval windows are a superb option for making your oval windows stylish. We have many colors and wood finishes to choose from. At Kirtz®, our custom shaped plantation shutters are perfectly designed to fit every inch of the window perfectly. Additionally, they can allow natural light to flow in or provide all the privacy necessary when the louvers are closed.

The craftsmanship is as high-quality as a piece of famous artwork and the wood itself is hand-selected hardwood that is milled to exacting specifications. Our skilled craftsmen are proud to make each set of plantation shutters as unique as each customer. The best part is that our plantation shutters can be made to cover your oval windows while fitting in with your current décor. Your home just may become the talk of the neighborhood! 

The orders for oval plantation shutters are coming in quickly; so, if you are looking for plantation shutters to go with your oval windows or you would like to learn more about our selection, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Our team members are fully trained and provide high-quality installation to complement and enhance our premium shutter selection.

To get in touch with Kirtz® Shutters about your next custom shaped shutters or window treatment project, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-416-6455. 

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Plantation Shutters For Window Makeovers In 2017

Aesthetically Pleasing Plantation Shutters

January is many things to many people, but more than anything it represents the opportunity to start fresh. Every year resolutions are made to improve upon ways of the past. Not all New Year’s resolutions have to be about improving one’s eating habits or beauty rituals as, let’s face it, most fad diets only last for the first few weeks anyway. We say, why not improve your home’s windows instead? It’s something you look at every day, so why not enjoy looking out of them or controlling the light to best of your ability? Plantation shutters are a nice way to give your home a subtle makeover and make your viewing experience a whole lot better.

A lot of people aren’t sure where to begin when deciding whether plantation shutters are the best bet for their window treatments simply as there are many options available. No one wants to make the wrong choice in color or choose a wood that doesn’t complement their aesthetics. We totally understand!

That’s why we express to the fullest the importance of having the job completed by professionals, like the trained woodworkers at Kirtz® Shutters. Not only are our people trained to provide the best custom work for any window shape and size, but we use the highest quality plantation shutters to ensure an exceptional installation experience.

Here are some of the customization you can choose with our plantation shutters:

  • Shutter panel thickness
  • Shutter stile width
  • Shutter louver size, allowing you to maximize or decrease your view to the outside world
  • Standard or custom framing profiles
  • Choice of wood, staining, or coloration to match millwork or other designs in your home

Kirtz® would love the opportunity to spruce up your home’s windows with some of the best plantation shutters around. If you’re ready to give your house a little makeover in 2017, feel free to give us a call. We can be reached at 1-800-416-6455 or you can contact us online by clicking here.

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Oak Plantation Shutters With Hand Rubbed Glazed Finish

Plantation Shutters: Custom finished

Do you love the charming look of plantation shutters? If so, you’re not the only one as they’re actually loved by many different people for many different reasons. In fact, plantation shutters are often referred to as one the most versatile window coverings due to the many options available. The appeal of long-lasting, beautiful hardwood makes them desirable for both the traditional aesthetics of the wood colorings as they were found in nature and also for those with various finishes.

What makes us different? At Kirtz® we don’t just give you a window treatment; however, instead we like to turn your windows into a work of art as we match the plantation shutters of your choosing with your own furniture, the wood trimming throughout the home, or other design elements in a room.

In truth, one of the best ways that our craftsman can make your plantation shutters more personalized is by carefully manipulating the color or finish of the hand-crafted wood to match a homeowner’s own décor. As seen in the photo above, the oak plantation shutters have a hand rubbed glazed finish that were custom finished to blend with the homeowner’s décor.

Just as the oak from which the wood came from these plantation shutters stand the test of strength and endurance. If you’re a lover of oak wood then you’ll understand when we say that there’s just something magical about that handcrafted wood which speaks right to the human soul with its unique, customized appeal.

If you’re in the market for something that portrays an elegant, sturdy look to your house or even just one room, we would be happy to help you with your next customized shutter project. We can do anything from plain wood, staining, or glazing! Contact Kirtz® at 1-800-416-6455 to get started with your project!