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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 For Very Large Windows

Kirtz® Plantation Shutters Truly Are Custom

Do your large uncovered windows make you feel awkward? Do you worry about your privacy being invaded by outside onlookers? It may be one of the most overwhelming feelings for a homeowner with oversized windows to decide how they’re going to furnish them. If you have considered plantation shutters, but you didn’t think it was possible due to the very large size of your windows then look no further.

Impossibility is not in the vocabulary for a Kirtz® artisan. Our team is passionate about working with beautiful woods and take great pride in knowing these shutters will be enjoyed and appreciated by our customers for many years to come. When it comes to Kirtz® Shutters craftsmanship we have a multitude of wood plantation shutters to choose from which can be custom fit to any size window.

In fact, tall windows are a challenge we love to take on. The photo pictured above is a special project that had us measuring out plantation shutters that span over 8 feet wide and 16 feet in height. The fabulous part about plantation shutters is that if you want to preserve your wonderful view it’s not a problem.

The elliptical louvers on a Kirtz® shutter are ½ inch thick at the center and overlap a full ½ inch providing superior light control. Another benefit to having the elliptical louvers crafted as they are is having control over temperature by actually providing a bit of insulation or air flow control along with the light control.

If you have the largest windows you’ve ever seen and you want plantation shutters, it’s seriously not a problem! Just know that no project is too big for Kirtz® and we’d love to help you with the finer details of choosing the right wood and the finishing color for plantation shutters in any or every room in the house.

If you have a custom window project, don’t hesitate to give us a call 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.