Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds Blog
June 30, 2017
Near-constant sunshine and clear blue skies is one of the best parts of living in Texas — but sometimes, it’s nice to enjoy a quiet, relaxing afternoon indoors, away from those powerful UV rays. Smart shades in Austin can help you carefully control just how much light comes into your home! The team at Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds offers a variety of options in motorized smart shades. Keep reading to learn why they’re a great idea for your windows!
May 31, 2017
Summertime in Austin is beautiful… and hot! If you’re like most Austinites, you love spending time outdoors, and it’s even better if there’s a shaded patio and maybe a cool mist blowing, too. With custom exterior shades in Austin, you can take some of the heat off of your favorite outdoor spots at home. Exterior sun shades can also help you save some serious dough on your cooling costs — by as much as 25% to 40%! Keep reading to learn about your options from Southern Shutters, Shades and Blinds.
April 30, 2017
If we said spring was the perfect time to think about Luminettes®, Pirouettes®, and Silhouettes®, we wouldn’t be talking about Ballet Austin’s latest performance. No, we are talking about your spring home makeover! These three options from Hunter Douglas are wonderful choices for any home, especially at this time of year — when you want to let in plenty of that spring/summer light, without warming up your home (and your electricity bill) too much. Keep reading to learn more about why Luminettes®, Pirouettes®, and Silhouettes® from Hunter Douglas are each excellent options for a little spring home makeover, then contact Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds to get a free in-home consultation. Then let the sunlight in!
March 4, 2017
As they say, spring has sprung, which means the days will be getting warmer, longer, and you and your family will probably be spending more time outdoors. Many people use spring as a time to spruce up their house, and one of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is with a set of new exterior shutters in Austin from Southern Shutters, Shades, and Blinds. You’ll be amazed at how they’ll pump up your house’s drive-up appeal and how exciting it is for you to find that perfect set. We offer a wide variety of exterior shutters, and with all of them, you’ll get to experience our impeccable service from choosing your shutters all the way to when we install them for you. Let’s take a look at some of the styles we can offer you. (more…)
February 3, 2017
Here at Southern Shutters, Shades, and Blinds we are proud to be the one true local manufacturer of custom plantation shutters. While other companies buy pre- made panels and assemble them, at Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds, we manufacture from start to finish. In making the individual louvers, the very first cut of wood begins with us! Since we are the manufacturer from start to finish we are able to control the quality of your custom plantation shutters. We are also able to give you more custom detail than others, such as using the exact paint that exists in your home, exact matching the trim that exists in your home, and exact matching of hardware. At Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds – your options are not limited! We also offer custom route outs for door handles – no one-size fit all chunks.
At Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds, our goal is to make your shutters look as though they came with your home. What can I expect when I choose Southern Shutters, Shades and Blinds ?
More and more modern houses are being made with an open floor plan for the living room, complete with a large amount of windows. If you have a patio or sliding glass door, the right window treatment will not only enhance the overall look and feel of the room, but also help control the light and heat that comes into it. At Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds, we strive to strike the perfect balance between functionality and aesthetics to give you a room that makes you comfortable in every sense of the word. Today, we’re going to tell you how we can provide you a custom-made window treatment for your patio doors in Austin. (more…)
December 30, 2016
Right now, it is either 70 degrees or below freezing outside — that’s the joy of living in the Austin area during the winter. Outfitting your home with custom exterior screen shades can help you normalize the temperature at both extremes, all year long. Invite your friends over for a drink out on your porch without worrying about one of those famous cold (or heat!) fronts. Exterior shades in Austin allow you to enjoy patio weather year-round!
November 30, 2016
Motorized shades may seem like a luxury, but you should know that they’re actually a wise investment to make in your home. Smart shades in Austin are easy to use, increase the value of your home, and improve your house’s safety and security, too.
October 31, 2016
Texas may be known for mild winters and hot summers, but Austinites know it can still get pretty cold in our part of the country, too. We are certainly not immune from cold spells — but adequate preparation right now will help you stay warm at home when the weather decides to drop unexpectedly. Just like your window treatments keep out the sun and heat in the summer, Hunter Douglas shades can provide a substantial amount of insulation for your home in the winter. Have you prepared your house for the cooler temperatures? Get ready for unpredictable cold spells during December, January, and February with energy-efficient honeycomb shades in Austin.
October 19, 2016
Have you considered outfitting your living room or bedroom with drapes? Fabric window accessories like drapes add depth to any room, and they just make your home feel more… well, homey. Drapes are not only decorative — they are also multi-functional. Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds are specialists in window treatments, and we are happy to say that our high-quality services now include a custom drapes expert. We would like to introduce you to Darlene Rabideau our new Drapery Design Expert at Southern Shutters.