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Go outside an imagine what your home would look like with shutters.

Already have shutters? Your entry should reflect what to expect inside, so maybe it is time to paint them or change the style to reflect your personal taste. It is a low-cost improvement that doesn’t require a lot of time or expertise.

Depending on where you live, shutters can be functional, but mostly for aesthetic purposes.

When you start shopping for window shutters, you will soon realize it can get overwhelming. Who knew there were so many styles! The most common being louvered, raised panel, board and batten, plantation and shaker.

All shutters are available in a variety of materials – the most popular being vinyl, wood, metal and faux wood.

Bermuda or Bahama shutters mount above the window at a 45-degree angle. They add a relaxed, island vacation touch.

White or black shutters are often found on traditional-style homes. Contemporary or modern homes can usually handle bolder hues.

Pro Tip: Take a picture of your home to the hardware store and hold the paint colors next to the picture. When you pick the color, buy a paint sample can. Paint a set of shutters and make sure you like them. Look at them throughout the day – as the sunlight changes, the paint color might look different.

Mix and Match: You can make the entire window look like one piece by painting the trim the same color as the shutters. If that isn’t the look you want, consider a shade for the trim that compliments the shutters and the exterior wall.

Ultimately, your choice should be based on what you love because you can even customize shutters to reflect your personal style.

Home featured in season 7 by Jerry Harris and Gary Smith of Texas Flip N Move.

 

 

 

 

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