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Eeny Meeny Miny Mo! How to Choose from the 3 Types of Shutter Frames

September 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds @ 6:58 pm
closeup of shutters

You’ve looked at many kinds of window treatments, searched on Pinterest for inspiration, and maybe even visited a showroom or two to get advice. After you’ve chosen to dress your windows with shutters, you may think your decisions are done, right? Wrong! You also need to select the right frame to anchor and hinge your shutters to the windows. You may be thinking, “What type of frame should I choose for my shutters?”

Not all shutters use the exact same size or shape of frame. In fact, different kinds of frames meet various needs of windows, and they can impact the appearance of the shutters, which is why it’s important to pick the right one for your home. Read on to learn more about the three types of frames commonly used and when you should consider them.


Using Shutters as Window Coverings? Here Are the Advantages and Disadvantages

October 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds @ 7:03 pm
a woman looking through her shutters to the outside

As you find yourself in the design phase of your new home, you’re probably looking at and considering numerous options, patterns, styles, and functionality when it comes to your windows and how best to cover them. Depending on where you live, your own personal interests, likes, and dislikes, you might tend to sway one way more than the other; however, there are some advantages and disadvantages of using shutters as window coverings. To find out what they are, allow us to explain.


5 Reasons Plantation Shutters in Georgetown Should Be in Your Home

July 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds @ 9:02 pm

When it comes to making sure your home looks its best and functions effectively, you can expect to make a lot of decisions along the way. With each choice you make, one of the leading factors will always be the cost, and when it comes to installing plantation shutters in Georgetown, you may find yourself asking, “Are they worth the price tag?” To help you make that determination, we’ve compiled a list of 5 reasons you should choose plantation shutters over all others.


Custom Shutter Details that Personalize Your Home’s Exterior

January 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds @ 5:17 pm
exterior shades close-up

Your home says a lot about you. It reflects who you are, what you like, and where you are in life. It’s easy enough to customize the interior of your home with all the things that match your style — you may hang fancy art prints, splurge on a funky rug, or choose paint colors that correspond with your laid-back personality. But what about the exterior of your home? That, too, is an opportunity to show people what excellent taste you have — and you can do so (while also adding some serious curb appeal) with customized shutters! 

Expressing Your Personal Style

Whatever you want your home to say about you, the shutters you choose can help in a big way. Whether you consider your home a sanctuary tucked away in the hills or an eco-friendly escape in the middle of the city, shutters can reflect an overall feeling and really tie the exterior together. When you are considering what type of shutter to choose, think about the following personalize-able details:

  • Color: Warm red, sleek black, or natural wood grain all tell a different story — make it the one you want to tell about your home. 
  • Location: Where you put your shutters can make a big difference. They are a great way to draw attention to a certain area — like the big porch you love so much, or those sweet second-story windows that tie the place together. 
  • Overall theme: Exterior shutters can be used to convey several themes ranging from formal and serious/colonial to calm or cute. The hard part may be knowing which one fits you best! 

Get a Professional’s Input

Any time you are considering upping your exterior (or interior) shutter game, it’s worth it to turn to an expert in the area — especially for customized/personalized shutters. At Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds, we offer a full line of exterior shutters made from 100 percent Western Red Cedar. This material is fully customizable and begins to take on its own unique and beautiful look with the passage of time. Talking to our team of experts can help you identify the look that best matches your wishes and desires for your home — so you are sure to end up with exterior shutters that you will love for decades to come.

Learn More Today

Are you ready to enhance the appearance of your home? Exterior shutters customized just for you are a wonderful place to start. To learn more, you are invited to contact us today. Our shutter guys can’t wait to help you get the look that expresses your home’s unique personality the best! 

Can Shutters Improve the Security of Your Home?

December 21, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds @ 1:20 pm
plantation shutter

Like most homeowners, you want to do whatever you can to protect your home from intruders, and that may include everything from locking your doors and windows to installing CCTV around the exterior. However, you may not have considered yet what many homeowners are doing to provide an extra layer of protection to their home — installing plantation shutters. This is a great way to jazz up your furnishings while also protecting your most important asset! Keep reading to learn more about how wooden shutters can improve the security of your home in Austin. 


Cordless Blinds in Austin Are Child-Safe!

November 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds @ 3:34 pm

It goes without saying that you, like most, want to keep your family safe from hazards around the house. To that end, you may have invested in a cube to store your knives or child-safe locks to keep your little ones out of the lowest pantries. But if you are ignoring those cords dangling from your blinds, you are forgetting about one big risk. Keep reading to learn about the danger posed by those stray cords, and how cordless blinds in Austin can help you childproof (and trip-proof!) your home.


Now’s the Time to Cash in on Hunter Douglas Savings

October 18, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds @ 11:51 pm

interior shuttersWhat is on your list for the holiday season? If it has been a while since you freshened up the interior of your home, now is a wonderful time to invest in Hunter Douglas shades! Each year during the Season of Style, Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds is happy to offer big Hunter Douglas savings in Austin. Keep reading to learn more about why we are so excited about this savings and how you can take advantage during November!


Can I Install Plantation Shutters in Austin by Myself?

August 30, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds @ 4:32 pm

man sitting in living room with shuttersWith help from online videos and experts on social media, these days, it seems like you can do just about anything yourself — from cutting your own hair to putting together a 5-star meal. But as the DIY (do it yourself) movement becomes more common, so, too, do examples of how some things are simply best when left to the professionals. Take plantation shutters in Austin, for example. It may seem like a good idea to save a few bucks and put your know-how to the test, but unless you really know what you’re doing, a self-install can end up costing you more time and money in the long run. This is one job that’s best to call an expert for!


How to Keep Your Custom Shutters Looking Great!

July 31, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds @ 7:54 pm

beautiful indoor shuttersCustom shutters in Austin are a great investment in your home. Customization ensures that they fit perfectly, look great with all your home furnishings, and help you save on your energy bills. Our customized window treatments should last for the lifetime of the home, but if anything goes wrong with them, you can use the lifetime warranty to get the shutters or shades fixed. However, it’s best if things never reach this point — and you can prevent major issues with regular care and maintenance. Keep reading to find out how to keep your custom shutters in tip-top shape for the long haul!


Get a Big Rebate on Energy Smart Shades in Austin

May 30, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds @ 1:19 pm

Things are heating up outside, and we can tell it’s going to be another scorching Austin summer. This time of year means early mornings jogging at Town Lake and long evenings swimming at Barton Creek — but Austinites know it also means higher energy bills and working to beat the heat at home. Energy smart shades in Austin can help keep the warmth outside, so you can really relax without worrying about what you’ll pay for electricity. And right now, we are offering a big rebate on them just in time for summer. Keep reading to learn how much you can save on energy-saving shades during our Celebration of Light Savings Event!


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