Choosing Between Wood or Faux Wood?

Choosing Between Wood or Faux Wood?

Once most customers decide not to go with soft window treatments, their next step is to determine the type of shutter or blind they want. Hunter Douglas makes a variety, and you can purchase products made of aluminum, PVC, or genuine or faux wood. Typically, if you like the wood look, you might be curious about the differences between genuine and faux wood. At The Shutter Guy serving the Charleston area, we want to be sure you get the product you want, so we’re more than happy to discuss the benefits and drawbacks to both styles. Read on to learn more! [Read more…]

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Bring a Look of Tuscany to Your Home

Bring a Look of Tuscany to Your Home

For many people, Tuscany is a dream destination, a romantic interlude, and the height of old-world charm. And even if you’ve never been there, you can still bring the look and feel of a Tuscan hillside to your home. It’s easier than you think! To get some design ideas or to see some window treatments up close, speak with a trained consultant at Shutter Guy serving Charleston today. [Read more…]

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Plantation Shutters and Louver Size

Plantation Shutters and Louver Size

If you’re in the market for plantation shutters, you’re probably aware that they come in many different louver sizes. Shutter louvers from Hunter Douglas come in 2-1/2″, 3-1/2″, or 4-1/2″. It’s important to choose the right size of louver, so the helpful specialists at Shutter Guy here in Charleston will be more than happy to walk you through the selection.

Rules of Thumb When Considering Shutters

With plantation shutters, you’ll get great visibility and light control just by slightly adjusting the louver angle. Of course, if you have a beautiful view, remember, the larger the louver, the greater the view. Keep in mind that it is difficult to see into or out of the room when louvers are tilted no matter which size they are, so privacy will not be an issue. Also, don’t feel like you have to go with a smaller louver just because you have a smaller window. [Read more…]

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