Where to Start for the Best Window Treatment Selections

Where to Start for the Best Window Treatment Selections

Searching for window treatments can be overwhelming. For many people, an hour-long Google search gets them no closer to figuring out what they want or what is right for their home and style. That’s where we can help! At The Shutter Guy, we offer free in-home design consultations to our clients in the Charleston area to ensure that you are pleased with your selection and functionality of your new blind, shade, sheer, or shutter.

Getting Started

After your internet search and looking at sites like Pinterest.com and Houzz.com, you may find yourself with more questions than answers. You might be asking do I want blinds, shades, sheers or shutters? What color, fabric or texture do I want? Do I want sheer, semi-sheer, semi-opaque or blackout? Am I looking for corded, cordless, or motorized operation? Which will work better, top-down, bottom-up, or top-down/bottom-up? Should the window treatments be installed inside or outside the window frame?

Your head is probably spinning by now! Which is why, when it comes to actually selecting your window treatments, having a professional design consultant by your side will make the entire process more enjoyable.

Getting the Most From Your Choices

Our design consultant will ask a series of questions before making his or her recommendations about what window treatments will work best for you. For example, if energy efficiency is important to you, the consultant won’t show you products that don’t meet that requirement. Your designer will likely ask you these sorts of questions, so it’s best to have some ideas about the answers:

Why are you changing your window treatments? What do you or don’t you like about them?

  • Do you want to increase or reduce natural light coming into the room?
  • How is the room used? Is there a TV in the room?
  • What is your decorating style?
  • Is privacy important to you?
  • Do you have kids or pets?
  • What is your budget?

Design Consultants Are More Than Order-Takers

Our design consultants will be with your from start to finish. Our design consultant will bring the product samples, fabric, and color swatches to your home so you can really see how the products and colors interact with your furniture, flooring, and décor. Then they will have your windows professionally measured and installed. Finally, our certified installer won’t leave until all of your questions have been answered and you’ve been shown how to operate and care for your new window treatments.

Window Treatment Consultation in Charleston

Serving the greater Charleston area, the window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations.

Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.

The Hunter Douglas Lifetime Guarantee

The Hunter Douglas Lifetime Guarantee

If you’ve got a problem with your Hunter Douglas window fashions, never fear. At The Shutter Guy, our professional staff knows how important it is that your purchase works well and lasts. For over 19 years, we’ve been serving the greater Charleston area, and we’ll be happy to help you with your repair needs.

With the Hunter Douglas Lifetime Guarantee, you have the peace of mind you need when investing in new window treatments. If you have a problem with your Hunter Douglas window coverings, contact us for warranty service. [Read more…]

Child-Safe Window Coverings

Child-Safe Window Coverings

Children are naturally drawn toward windows and window treatments. Every parent knows that basic household items can turn into safety hazards for babies, toddlers, and young children. The safety of our customers is a top priority for us at The Shutter Guy. For years, we’ve helped customers from throughout the Charleston area select safe and stylish window treatments. We offer a wide array of innovative lifting options for enhanced child and pet safety as well as especially easy operation. [Read more…]


Enjoy the Beauty of Custom Shutters

Our name says it all — The Shutter Guy. Shutters have been a popular window treatment choice for decades. The functional louvers on interior shutters allow for optimal light filtering and privacy control. High quality shutters also provide an extra layer of insulation to increase energy efficiency in your home. Serving the Charleston area, we carry a variety of high-quality shutters come in many colors, sizes, and materials including premium hardwood, faux wood, and poly-satin. Watch this video for more information and demonstrations about Hunter Douglas shutters.

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