Choosing Shutters for your Home
The most important aspect when selecting shutters is to make sure that they fit your style and represent what you are attempting to represent, be it traditional and meeting historical designs, or truly showing off your personality and interests.
With so many possibilities, there are some guidelines that may influence your choices such as colors, styles, and options.
Traditionally, shutters were purely functional in nature, before screens and even paned windows, so protection from the elements, privacy and security were a focal point. For this reason many homes had panel shutters on the downstairs to allow for a solid closure of the window opening. These homes would then often have louvered shutters on the upper floors to allow for the same sort of protection, but the functional louvers improved the ventilation and light.
While many homes are still built to a single style, more and more are becoming eclectic and modern, and even when adding on, styles become meshed. At Timberlane, we know that certain styles of homes seem to demand a specific type of shutter. And although we almost always recommend you to allow your own personal preferences to prevail, we've provided an architectural style guide, shown below, to help with your decision.
What kind of style home do you have and what type of shutters will you be placing on your home?