Custom shutters can give your home an elegant look. Here are a few questions that you should be asking before purchasing a set.
One of the key features of a picturesque house is its shutters. Shutters are an often-neglected, powerful feature of any home’s design.
Custom shutters can make your home pop, conjuring images of the homes you dreamed of as a child. We’re here to help you make those dreams a reality and help you choose the perfect shutters for your home.
Let’s get started:
How to Decide on Custom Shutters
We’ll go through a number of questions you should ask yourself when making a decision. The final choice is going to be up to you, but our hope is to guide you through the decision-making process so that you end up with a better result.
1. Where Should They Go?
Shutters are only as effective as they are well-placed. When you place shutters in areas they don’t need to go, it can actually serve to detract from the aesthetic value of your home.
When thinking of your placement, visualize different arrangements for your shutters and ask yourself if they add or subtract from the beauty of your home. This may seem like a simple, obvious thing, but many people get moving too fast without asking themselves whether or not they should.
2. What Colors Should You Use?
The color of your shutters should compliment that of your home. Look around for trim and other features on your home that will also play into the color of your shutters. In many cases, you might want to paint the other added features of your home to match the shutters.
Another thing to consider is your yard and its features. Playing the color of your shutters off of the colors in your yard can be a beautiful way to tie the home together.
3. What Size Should You Get?
This is a pretty simple question to answer, as it just requires a few measurements.
Measure out the height and width of your windows and make the purchase based on those specifications. You’ll also want to make a functional decision of the style of the shutters.
Are they going to cover the entire window if they’re closed? If not, what kind of stylistic choices can you make in the purchasing process?
4. Which Materials to Choose?
You’ll be bombarded with hundreds of options. Everything from material, to style, to paint choice, to weather-guarded technology will be on the table.
It’s important to comb through these options with a magnifying glass. Some things are superfluous and only serve to jack up the price. At the same time, some features will seriously add to the longevity of your shutters.
5. Which Warranty Do You Want?
Consider how long you expect to live in your home. It doesn’t make sense to buy a lifetime shutter warranty if you think you’ll move in 5 or 10 years.
Additionally, consider the chance that you’ll want to make a change sooner than later.
Spice Up Your Windows: Inside and Out
It’s never a bad idea to embellish your home’s windows. The only trick is figuring out what to do with your custom shutters and how to make them work.
Explore our site for more ideas on making your home as beautiful as it can be!