Popular Styles of Shutters for Your Home 

One of the fastest growing trends in home design is the use of interior window shutters. With their versatile design as well as a variety of styles to choose from, shutters make an excellent window treatment for any room of the house. You may have been considering shutters, but not sure what type to get or if they will work for a certain window in your home. Providers of St. Petersburg shutters want you to know shutters can be installed on just about any window. Let’s look at some popular styles to learn more.

Café Shutters

Café shutters are a great choice for windows where you have people passing by frequently or where you would like a little added extra privacy but still want maximum sunlight to come in. This is because these shutters are designed to cover only the lower section of your windows. The top section is left open or sometimes people may add a valance, roman shade, or curtains.

Double-Hung Shutters

Also called tier on tier shutters, these are designed to allow the top panel section of the shutters operate independently from the bottom panel sections. This design offers a huge amount of flexibility when it comes to how much sunlight you want to keep in (or out), as well as how much privacy you want or need.

For example, you could fold the top panels back to allow them to open completely, but have the bottom panels either partly open or closed but open the slats. You could also fold all the panels back on both top and bottom to expose the entire window area or keep panels closed and only open the slats.

Full-Height Shutters

Full-height shutters are just that; full height. These shutters cover the entire window pane and open accordion style as one piece at the bottom. These shutters can be installed on a variety of window sizes because you can have as many shutter panels as needed. These shutters can be a very classic choice.

Other Shutter Styles

If you have an odd shaped window or space, you can still install shutters. Some of the spaces you can find shutters include:

  • Arched windows
  • Slanted winnows
  • French doors
  • Sliding glass doors

When Choosing Your Shutters

When selecting your shutter, other that style and function, you will need to consider the material the shutter is made from. Shutters can be found made from vinyl, wood, composite and more. Each of these materials may lend itself to be better suited for certain environments. For example, wood shutters are not recommended for areas with a lot of moisture so they would not be a good choice for a bathroom.

Don’t worry though, you don’t have to be an expert in all the materials and characteristics of each. When you are ready for your St. Petersburg shutters, give us a call to schedule a free in-home consultation. We can then discuss with you all of the style options as well as which material of shutter will be best for your needs. Call today and let’s get started