Adding shutters to your home’s exterior showcases its architecture, surrounding landscaping and color palette. The aesthetically pleasing curb appeal will increase your home’s overall property value and beauty; as well as ensuring that you are the envy of the neighborhood.
All types of shutters have origins based in various types of architecture but are sometimes omitted from a newer home design or may have already been removed when you move in. Shutters, like interior window blinds, add something more to look at besides naked windows, they draw the eye in. Depending on the style of home you have (Colonial, Spanish, Craftsman, etc.) you have a wide selection of window-enhancing options.
Types of Shutters
Exterior shutters can be functional or they can just be for show — but either way they will look amazing.
The most traditional and stylistically versatile shutter. They come in raised, recessed, shaker, flat, quarter-round, etc. There’s something for everyone.
These had the initial purpose of ventilation and privacy in homes. Today, they provide the same protection and come in fixed and operable styles. The louver is hand-fitted into a slot so it can never flip the wrong way or fall out.
Board & Batten
Traditionally used on barns, today these shutters have beaded detail and are typically seen flanking the tall windows of old Northeastern Brownstones.
Also known as Bahama shutters, these were designed for the tropics for sun screening and storm protection.
Combining a modern, yet classic look with traditional Craftsman Style design and architecture. Mission come in four different, unique styles.
As well as the styles listed above, shutters can be customized with extras like cut outs and beading, finishes and stains, and hardware to suit your personal taste.