Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds Blog
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.
August 30, 2016
Did you know that at Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds, your Hunter Douglas shades come with a lifetime restringing guarantee? That’s what makes them the best investment you can make in window coverings. When you buy Hunter Douglas shades from us, they’re covered for seven years from Hunter Douglas, then we add a lifetime restringing guarantee for as long as you own the house. But what about receipts and proof that your product is covered? Please don’t worry. Simply bring your shades into one of our convenient locations and we will take care of the rest!
July 30, 2016
We’re lucky to live in a place that’s blessed with so much sunshine — but all that bright light also means blinds are an absolute must for homeowners in our area. Have you outfitted your home with shutters or blinds? If not, or if you’re in need of an update, turn to Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds. We have been providing homeowners with affordable blinds in Austin since 1993! Our team can’t wait to show you what custom, high-quality blinds can do for your house.