3 Things to Consider Before Buying Shutters  

When you are looking at St. Petersburg shutters to install in your home, you might feel overwhelmed with all the options. With so many colors, materials, and styles, knowing the right shutter to purchase can be difficult.

Taking a little time beforehand and asking yourself some key questions can help you decide which design will be best for your space. Knowing what function you want the shutter to serve as well as what design features you would like it to have will give you confidence when it comes time to purchase.

If you have never bought shutters before, you may not be sure what to ask. Here are some important questions to start with.

Determine Which Room(s) the Shutters Will Be

First you need to decide which room (or rooms) of the house the shutters will be installed. Are you planning an overhaul of the entire house and most-if not every room- will have new shutters?

Perhaps you would just like to add shutters to a main living area or kitchen. Maybe it’s just one room where you would like the shutters to act as an extra barrier from the hot afternoon sun. 

Planning and knowing exactly which rooms the shutters will be installed will help you narrow down what deign and functions the shutter will need. 

Set a Budget 

Once you know about how many shutters you would like to purchase, set a budget. Having a budget first will ensure you don’t overspend later when selecting the shutters. Also, make sure to share your budget with the professionals when discussing your shutter project. This way they will know to show you options within this budget range. 

Shutter Design

Now comes the fun part, the design. With so many styles and colors, customizing the shutter to compliment your interior design is easy. Whether you want a bolder color or design to add a little pop to the room, or something subtle that blends seamlessly with your walls and décor, you will be able to find it.

Some things to think about when choosing the design and color are:

  • What look and feel are you going for (classy, farmhouse, elegant, rustic, etc)
  • Consider the existing colors of your walls and décor
  • How do you want the shutters to open? Do you have the proper space?
  • Do you want a natural wood look or something bolder?

Having an idea of what design style you are wanting to achieve in your space will give you a much clearer idea of what type of shutter to look at. This will go far in helping you not feel so overwhelmed when in the shutter showrooms.

While choosing the perfect shutters for your home can feel a little overwhelming, taking some things into consideration before you start looking can help ease your mind and give you confidence that you are making the right choice.

The team at Nature Coast Shutters and Window Treatments is here to help you decide on your perfect St. Petersburg shutters. Their knowledgeable staff would love to talk with you about all your shutter questions and help you design your dream shutters today.