The Value of Shutters
As the home renovation season approaches, we begin to think about projects that we would like to get done in our homes. When it comes to window treatments few people consider the use of shutters, sometimes referred to as plantation shutters.
Shutters provide certain benefits that other window treatments simply don’t. Providing a timeless look, shutters are more than just a window treatment that provides style, privacy, and light control. They are an investment in your home. Shutters are extremely durable and are not likely to ever need to be replaced. They will whether the test time, unlike other window coverings that are prone to wearing out after years of use. In addition to providing a lifetime of use, shutters are one of the only window coverings that will increase the value of your home. Beyond being attractive to potential buyers, shutters will likely actually increase the resale value of your home. With so many companies producing top quality shutters, the options are almost limitless.
Many companies offer shutters made from different materials so that shutters can be placed in any room in the house without worrying about damage from the surrounding environment. Most rooms in your home would be fine for traditional wood shutters. Rooms like bathrooms, kitchens, and even some rooms with a lot of plants have a high moisture content that can be harmful to wood. Many companies offer shutters made of composite materials or vinyl so there are options available for these locations as well.
If you are looking to upgrade your window treatments this renovation season, and add a personal touch to your space, be sure to consider shutters, you won’t regret it.