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  • What is the Plantation Shutters Process? What is the Plantation Shutters Process?

    What is the Plantation Shutters Process?

What is the Plantation Shutters Process?

Have you ever wondered what steps a customer goes through in order to be sitting in their home and enjoying custom made plantation shutters? It is a questions that we get asked by many individuals when they first show interest in purchasing plantation shutters for their home. It all starts with the decision to purchase – which of course we think is a wise decision… for the beauty and added value to your home, of course! Let’s get started with the consultation. One of our professionals will meet you to gain an understanding of your vision. We want to know what look you are trying to obtain and then we can begin to talk through options available to make your dreams come true! It’s during this time that your space is evaluated and measurements are taken. We look at this first initial step as the most important as our ultimate goal is for you to be completely satisfied with the final outcome and that is a direct result of the consultation step and LISTENING to our customers. Following the consultation we then make the ideas come to life and we either immediately locate the necessary materials or for more complex and detailed projects create a sketch of the design. Once the official approval is given, we begin the custom molding and design process – all to your exact measurements! That is one of the benefits of plantation shutters and what raises your home value… in one word, customization. Once all of the custom shutters have been manufactured to your specific requirements we review each piece and begin sanding and re-sanding each piece to ensure it [...]
  • The Benefits of Plantation Shutters The Benefits of Plantation Shutters

    The Benefits of Plantation Shutters

The Benefits of Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters will compliment any home, office or retail setting. Not only do they add beauty and value to the home, they will last for years. Shutters assist in reducing your energy costs. Why invest in Shutters? Here are some key benefits: Increase Your Curb Appeal: Plantation shutters will add beauty, elegance and grace.  Adding classic sophistication instantly to any home or office. Shutters are a sophisticated window treatment that will make any house a custom home. Assists with Energy Savings: Signature Shutters will allow you to control the air flow and the amount of light into the room.  Save on energy costs by using natural light and controlling the temperature. Increases Your Home Resale Value: Signature Shutters are a custom made window treatment; made to the exact specifications of each of your window panels. Once installed, they are considered a permanent fixture to the home.  Permanent fixtures cannot be removed with the sale of a house. Shutters are considered an upgrade, adding value to the sale price of the home. Enjoy your Signature  Shutters while you live in the home and enjoy the appraisal value when it’s time to move.
  • Don’t Forget About Window Film Don’t Forget About Window Film

    Don’t Forget About Window Film

Don’t Forget About Window Film

As you begin the process of shopping for plantation shutters, mini-blinds or draperies, you might want to add window films to that list. What are Window Films? Window films are a thin covering that can be applied to windows or glass (such as a shower door).  They can be transparent or give off illusions (etched glass), or they can block visibility all together. Are they beneficial? Window films provide many benefits.  They provide shade from blistering sunshine., they deter sunlight from damaging and fading draperies and furniture and most importantly, they provide significant energy savings. How long do they last? Well, that’s a loaded question!  The lifetime of window tinting depends on a variety of factory.  If you go with a standard quality or grade you are looking at about a five year lifespan.  As with most products, when you go up in quality, the life of the product will be extended.  The high-grade window tinting products will provide solid performance for over ten years.  We usually advise our customers to invest a little more upfront to get a better quality window tinting that will withstand the southern sun if your budget allows. What do they look like? Window films look like a thin sheet of plastic.  As we have previously stated they come in many forms.  Some may have a slight tint, others may have a design to look as if the edges are etched.  We have even seen window tinting that looks like a replica of a stained glass window.  Long story short, it is a very thin layering that can take on the appearance of whatever your heart desires! How are they installed? Window film can be a do-it yourself project or can be professionally installed depending on your preference and [...]
  • Choosing Custom Window Treatments Choosing Custom Window Treatments

    Choosing Custom Window Treatments

Choosing Custom Window Treatments

There is nothing that showcases and sets the tone of a room like window treatments or drapes.  After you have your “signature shutters” picked out or even installed, the final step to completing the look is with the essential window framework.  Here are a few things to consider when starting the process of adding the finishing touches! Go Custom You have two choices to begin – will you pick out your own fabric or go with store bought?  Custom draperies offer so much more…  You can find the perfect fabric, add fringe or rope or beading, and make all of the decisions on all of the custom elements.  If you go custom, you are sure to be even more pleased with the finished product than if you went with a make-do store panels. Choosing your Fabric What is the color scheme in your room?  Is it primarily neutral?  Add a pop of color with your window treatments!  Do you have a lot of color and attractive design elements already going on in the room?  Go with a more neutral look to make the room appear complete! Length For floor length drapes or curtains you have a big decision to make here… Do you want a more formal look or casual, elegant or romantic look?  To puddle or not to puddle, that is the question.  If you are looking for a formal look, the drapes should just touch the floor.  If you are going for a more informal look, the option for longer lengths and puddling are excellent options.  A good rule of thumb is; the longer the drapes the more informal the room. Details Now, it is time to choose the design of the curtains.  Do a little research and find what [...]
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