If you are designing your new home, then the contractor may ask you at some point about whether you wish to have window shutters installed. This may me something that you haven’t even thought about as some people wonder why homes even have shutters in the first place. Historically speaking homes in the past that had shutters, had them in place primarily to add security to their home as another deterrent to keep intruders out. In addition to providing an extra blanket of security, they also helped provide a shield from nosy people looking into a home. Another role that shutters provided homeowners with in the past, was protection for their windows should a storm blow debris around, as well as offering a way for the sun to be filtered out before crossing into the windows thus offering an extra layer of insulation.
For the most part in today’s homes, owners only install shutters for aesthetic purposes. If you are a homeowner that is considering shutters Norwalk oh for their new home, there are a few things that you will need to decide upon when choosing which shutters give you the look that you want your home to have. The shutters that you decide on will give your home a distinct architectural look and add style to your home that ultimately represents you.
The first thing to consider is the style of your shutter. Consider your home’s architecture carefully when choosing the style. You may want to drive around your local neighborhood and seek out, how other homes look with the different styles of shutters. You will quickly see on your drive just how many types of shutters there are to choose from. Taking a picture of the shutters that pique your interest may be beneficial for later when you sit down to make your final choice of shutters.
Next, consider what colors you may want for your shutters. Do you want your home to blend in with your neighbors or are you looking for something that shows your uniqueness as a homeowner? If you want your shutters to blend in with your home, then opt for a shutter color that is like the color of your home. Going for a more colorful look, then consider have your front door a bright hue and having your shutters match or complement the color of your front door.
Last, consider the small details of your shutters. What hardware do you want the shutters hung with? Hidden hardware in which you can’t see how they are hung or do you want fasteners and hangers such as strap hinging used that adds more character to your shutters. You will also want to make sure that the shutters that you are choosing are the correct size and fit for your windows. Also, consider if you want your shutters even more personalized by adding stenciled motifs on them or even having custom cutouts created on your shutters to give your home an even more personalized look.