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.
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May 2, 2016
Texas summers are hot — but not as hot as custom exterior shades in Austin. When you want to cool down the inside of your home without spending a fortune on surging electricity bills, subtle fixtures on the outside of your home can make the biggest difference of all. That’s why this summer (and all year long), Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds is happy to outfit our customers’ homes with custom exterior sun shades to keep the heat outside… where it belongs.
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February 10, 2016
Since 1993, Southern Shutters & Blinds have been custom manufacturing interior shutters, exterior shutters, wood blinds and faux wood blinds. But did you know that we are also a Hunter-Douglas dealer? Hunter Douglas is one of the most well known and highly regarded manufacturers of a complete line of window treatments for home and office. Whether you are looking for blinds or the custom shades Austin homeowners love, Southern Shutters can create the look you want. And now with PowerView™ Motorization, you don’t even need to be home raise and lower your shades!
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January 5, 2016
In addition to our own custom products—interior plantation shutters, exterior shutters and faux and genuine wood blinds—Southern Shutters & Blinds is proud to offer an assortment of Hunter Douglas products, too. A well-known name and highly regarded window coverings manufacturer, Hunter Douglas creates a variety of window treatments in a range of price points. At Southern Shutters & Blinds, you’ll be able to find the Hunter Douglas product that best fits your home décor and your budget.
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December 2, 2015
Window treatments of any kind serve a multitude of purposes. They can add to the ambiance and décor of a room; they can help control lighting by blocking or admitting sunlight; and they can even influence the temperature in a room by shielding the interior air from the influence of exterior temperatures. Can all window treatments do all of these? No, but wood blinds can. Wood blinds from Southern Shutters and Blinds in Georgetown, TX, are the multi-functional, attractive and affordable window coverings that are appropriate for any room in your home.
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November 11, 2015
Ever hear of curb appeal? To be sure, it doesn’t stop at the curb. On the contrary, curb appeal is a colloquial term that refers to the attractive appearance of a home. Yours either has or not. One affordable option for adding curb appeal is affordable exterior shutters from Southern Shutters. Like the designer window coverings Austin uses to enhance the interior of homes, custom exterior shutters from Southern Shutters will improve the curb appeal of your home.
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October 8, 2015
As the years of living in a home pass by, your tastes may change and styles may come and go. Keeping up with these changes can be costly and time-consuming. However, if you invest wisely in some classic elements of design, then you can be sure you’ll enjoy these for many years regardless of other features you may need or want to alter. One of the best classic design choices is stained shutters. These beautiful and sturdy window treatments from Southern Shutters & Blinds will complement any style change and outlast all of them.
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September 15, 2015
Generally speaking, window treatments are a home design element that are both decorative and purposeful. Shutters, shades and blinds from Southern Shutters & Blinds in Georgetown, TX, can enhance or even change the ambiance of a room, while at the same time providing important privacy and light control.
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August 25, 2015
Your home is your biggest investment and deserves to look as beautiful as possible. It’s the place where you can kick up your feet and relax. It’s your own space that you’ve worked very hard to maintain, not to mention sunk lots of hard-earned money into. It’s you and your family’s personal space and it should feel like a castle for every one of your family members. Since it is your castle, you should make it look and feel as beautiful as possible. You’ve put in your time, sweat and tears to give your family a home that they can grow up in – now it’s time to give it the beauty it deserves.
When you come to our shop in Georgetown, TX, you’ll be amazed at our fantastic designer window covering selection. Everything from blinds and shutters to shades is available at our showroom. There’s so many selections to choose from you may get lost! Window coverings can make your rooms “pop” and bring much-needed shade during these sizzling summer months. If you’re ready to make your rooms look and feel luxurious, our window covering selection can get you the look you want. If you’re looking for the best designer window coverings, Austin residents know to visit our Georgetown showroom.
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May 28, 2015
Window treatments don’t only add beauty and complete a room’s décor. They can also help illuminate a room that is too dark or help block out intense sun light that can lead to faded furniture and flooring. In an office, window treatments can alleviate glare on computer and television screens. One of the best choices for light control in any room of your home is wood shutters. Southern Shutters & Blinds in Georgetown, TX, offers a variety of wood shutters that will help manage light within your overall decorative plan.
Daylighting is the buzzword that’s used nowadays when talking about controlling and using sunlight to the best decorative and energy advantage for your home. Wood shutters are attractive in and of themselves, so they not only enhance the look of a room, they can also make the view beyond your windows more attractive. (Or if necessary, of course, they hide unappealing views, too, as well as provide the privacy that you and your family want.) You can save energy when you use sunlight to illuminate a room rather than artificial light. And sunlight can also be a source of heat for your home during the winter months, or you can block sun during the summer months to reduce electricity bills.
Regulating Sunlight for a Beautiful Room
When you want to manage the sunlight that filters into a room through windows, you need to consider:
- The size of the room’s windows
- The direction they face
- The landscape that surrounds your home
Obviously, a room with large windows will have different light control requirements than a room with smaller windows. Likewise, a room with a southern exposure will receive different light throughout the seasons than a room with a northern exposure. And whether or not your home is surrounded by shade trees will also be a consideration. Shutters can help you control the quality of light in any room. You can open the shutters fully to allow the maximum amount of light in, or you can adjust the tilting louvers to filter in less light. Shutters are among some of the more versatile window treatments if you’re looking to manage light in order to enhance the beauty and ambiance of a room in your home.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’d like to learn more about how shutters can control sunlight in your home, then call Southern Shutters & Blinds today to schedule a FREE In-Home Personal Design Session. Southern Shutters and Blinds proudly serves customers throughout Georgetown and Manor, TX, Austin, San Antonio, Georgetown, Round Rock, Liberty Hill, and the surrounding communities.
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