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.
June 30, 2016
At Southern Shutters, Shades and Blinds, we’re proud to be a local industry leader in window treatments. We’ve been providing Austin and the surrounding area with custom-fit shutters, shades and blinds since 1993. With factory-direct pricing, a limited lifetime transferrable warranty, no subcontractors, a dedicated repair department and more, we are proud to go above and beyond the norm in Austin window coverings. Keep reading to learn about what sets us apart, and about exclusive Southern Shutters specials for Austin!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 22, 2015
Home is where the heart is, or so the saying goes. But let’s face it—home is where the money is, too. Your home is not only the place where you live and raise your family, it’s also an investment. And if you’re like most people, then your home is probably the largest investment you’ll ever make. Someday, you may want to sell that home and hopefully earn a profit. That’s another way plantation shutters can be beneficial. When you choose to decorate a room with plantation shutters from Southern Shutters & Blinds in Georgetown, TX, you’re not only making a beautiful aesthetic choice, you’re also making a sound investment.
That sound investment can pay off even before people walk through your front door. Ask realtors and they will tell you that the value of curb appeal cannot be overstated. With plantation shutters, you increase the curb appeal of your home. From the street, visitors, passersby and someday buyers will see a pleasing and uniform look. Shutters have a clean look and are quite appealing from both inside and outside your home. In addition, many home buyers favor shutters when they compare potential homes, which can make your investment in plantation shutters from Southern Shutters & Blinds pay off in the long run.
And did you know that the IRS considers installing shutters a capital improvement to your home? This can mean tax savings when it comes time to sell your home. Be sure to keep copies of your receipts for potential tax savings.
Choosing the Best Plantation Shutters
Because plantation shutters are seen from the outside of your home, you may want to consider the exterior of your home when you choose shutters. For example, if the exterior of your home is a darker color, then you may want to choose stained shutters instead of ones that are painted white.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’d like to learn more about how plantation shutters can increase the curb appeal and value of 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, TX, and Canyon Lake, Bee Cave, Burnet and Boerne and the surrounding communities.
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.
April 28, 2015
If you’re looking to change the ambiance of any room in your home, then consider wood blinds. With a natural tone and smooth, rich texture, wood blinds bring sophistication with just the right amount of casual comfort. Southern Shutters & Blinds in Georgetown, TX, offers an affordable selection of wood blinds so you can enjoy all of the advantages that these attractive window coverings offer.
Wood Blinds for Beauty
Wood blinds bring warmth and texture to a room. Whether you choose a product from the Southern Shutters & Blinds private line of 2” or 2½” wood and faux-wood blinds or one of our Hunter Douglas products, you’ll enjoy the way these blinds transform a room. If you select natural wood blinds, then a stain can be applied to the blinds’ surface that will enhance the grain of the wood. And if you choose painted wood blinds, then you’ll have the strength, durability and thickness of wood with a color that complements the décor of your room.
Wood Blinds for Privacy
Another advantage of wood blinds is the degree of privacy they offer. To an extent, all blinds obscure the view into a room from the outside when the blinds are closed. But because they are made of a solid product and tend to be of thicker construction, wood blinds completely block the exterior view, so you and your family can enjoy the comfort and security of visual privacy.
Wood blinds are designed to last with a minimum of care. Maintaining wood blinds is simple; they only require dusting and an occasional cleaning with a soft cloth and a light cleanser. Wood blinds will give you years of enjoyment.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’d like to learn more about how wood blinds can transform a room 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.