Ah, fall…a time of change. But leaves don’t need to be the only thing changing this season. With the holidays right around the corner (and those out-of-town guests arriving soon), it’s the perfect time of year to consider making some upgrades to the exterior of your home.
For most homeowners, it can be complicated to zero in on what to tackle first or what is going to have the most impact. Here’s why you should consider custom exterior shutters first and foremost.
Make a Statement
Who says shutters need to be boring? While you certainly have your choice of plantation or Bahama shutters, going custom allows you to really make the shutters your own, as they are specifically designed to complement the look and feel of your home. Need some inspiration? Take a cue from the streets of New Orleans and add a pop of color to your home, or show off your unique style with custom cutouts.
Add Some Drama
Whether you live in a colonial revival or a modern home that you’d like to add some historical flair to, custom shutters in your preferred style can help add a touch of elegance to the exterior. Love the modern farmhouse look? Barn style shutters can give your home that aesthetic, while still giving you a high-quality artisan product. You can also coordinate your custom shutters with your porch decor to give your home an ultra put-together look.
Repurpose Materials You Love
Manufactured “shabby chic” might be all the rage in home trends right now but incorporating found materials into your decor can create a one-of-a-kind conversation piece for your home while adding a bit of historical ambiance. You can utilize materials like barn wood and reclaimed wood, which are appealing due to decades of elemental wear and tear. Reclaimed wood and barn wood are perfect for houses with other natural elements, such. as brick, but can also complement more traditional styles.
If you want to opt for newer materials, custom cedar shutters may be the way to go. Cedar is resistant to warping and twisting, which makes it the perfect go-to wood for many exterior applications. It contains cypressene, a naturally occurring oil that repels bugs, decay and moisture–ideal for those hot, humid summers in middle Tennessee. Whether rough-surfaced for a textured look or smooth planed, cedar is the perfect wood to enhance your home’s exterior with a handcrafted, artisan touch that is classic and refined.
If you are considering adding custom exterior shutters to your home we are here to help. Our wood shutters will add beauty and value to your home for years to come. Give us a call today to set up a complimentary consultation.