When choosing window shutters in Palo Alto, CA, it may seem like there are too many different types and styles to make the decision straightforward and easy. But with a little help, you can have confidence that you are choosing the best window shutter for each room in your home.
Having new window shutters installed inside your home can transform the look of your home and can give you a makeover that doesn’t require months and months of work and having your home in disarray like major remodeling projects do.
Window shutters are a popular choice with homeowners because they work with every decorating style and they can be incorporated into existing themes or they can be used to create new themes throughout a home.
Because window shutters are manufactured with materials other than wood, you can even have window shutters installed in areas of your home where the humidity levels are normally higher, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements.
Window shutters come in many different colors, so you can use them as a complementary element in a room or you can use them to create contrast in a room. They also allow you to control the amount of light that comes into the room, which enables you to also control the temperature in the room in the heat of a summer day or the dark of a winter dusk.
Because window shutters can be installed inside window frames, they also offer a great insulation addition to your home. They fit snuggly inside the frame, which keeps any air that may be able to enter your home outside where it belongs. This can keep the interior of your home comfortable all year long. Because your HVAC system is not having to work overtime to maintain a consistent internal temperature, window shutters can also give you a reduction in overall energy costs.
Hunter Douglas plantation window shutters are an excellent choice for living rooms, bedrooms, home offices, and family rooms. Their wide louvers allow a lot of natural light in and their classic style adds warmth to any room they are installed in. Plantation window shutters are also a good choice if you want to increase the curb appeal of your home because they give a visually-attractive appearance from the outside of the house.
Tier-on-tier window shutters also work well in home offices and bedrooms, but they are also a good window treatment to use in kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms. Tier-on-tier window shutters cover the entire window, but the top and bottom panels operate independently of each other.
This gives you a lot of flexibility in how the tier-on-tier window shutters are opened. If you want a lot of outside light coming in, but you also want privacy, you can open the top panel of the tier-on-tier window shutters and keep the bottom panel closed. Like all other window shutters, you can still have some light control by opening the louvers, but keeping the window shutters themselves closed.
One other style of window shutters works well in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. It is a style known as a café window shutter. It differs from tier-on-tier window shutters, because the window shutter is installed only on the bottom portion of the window. The top portion of the window can have a window treatment such as a valance, for decoration, or a window shade, for privacy, installed.
If you’d like to learn more about plantation window shutters in Palo Alto, CA, you can speak with our experienced staff at Windows & Beyond, Inc. You can come to our showroom at 4020 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303, or you can call us at (650) 938-8822 for a free in-home estimate.