Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds Blog
January 11, 2018
Friends and neighbors look forward to the Austin Home and Garden Show — and Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds will be there on January 12, 13, and 14! It’s the 20th anniversary of this event, and we are so excited to show off motorized shades for Austin homes (interior and exterior) as well as new technology and design that produces tighter-fitting wood blinds. Alongside these new additions, we’ve still got the same beautiful custom plantation shutters made locally in Travis County! Please plan to come check out the very best in window shades in Austin at the 20th anniversary Austin Home and Garden Show!
December 22, 2017
We are starting to wrap up the crazy year that has been 2017, and as we do so, the team at Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds wants to take a moment to pause and thank our friends and customers that have made this year one of the very best that we have had to date. If it weren’t for your support, we wouldn’t be able to provide the very best service in window treatments, including shutters, shades, and blinds, to Austin and all the surrounding communities. Our customers placed an outstanding amount of orders in 2017, and we are so proud to be able to meet the needs of central Texas.
November 7, 2017
You know shutters add beauty and function to your home, but have you given much thought to how they came to be? We admit that most people who don’t work in the shutter industry probably haven’t. There’s actually a pretty interesting history behind your window coverings, though, and it all started in ancient Greece!
October 15, 2017
It’s October, which means a few things: bright orange pumpkins, fun costumes, and Halloween candy — and at Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds, it means time for big savings! This fall, we are pleased to be offering 10% to 15% off on shutters and blinds.
July 20, 2017
When you move into a new house, you spend a great deal of time focusing on furniture placement, landscaping, and other details that will create the perfect, comfortable home. However, one area often overlooked is window coverings. While it may seem simple to just go to the store to purchase blinds or curtains, you may want to put a bit more thought into it and truly invest in the ambiance of each room. As you browse for ideas, you might be surprised at the cost of certain window treatments. To ensure you are not caught off-guard by the prices, it is important to budget for your purchase.
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 ?