After you made the decision to cover your windows with plantation shutters, it may be tempting to drive to the nearest home improvement store and grab the nicest ready-made shutter available. After all, you may have a free weekend where you can install the shutters yourself. You may even be able to save yourself a few bucks. Scheduling an in-home consultation to get your windows measured seems like a hassle, and then you will have to wait until they are custom-made at the factory before they’re installed on your windows.
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No matter how much you adjust the thermostat, there are going to be rooms in your house that accumulate moisture. Sometimes humidity originates from a steamy shower in your bathroom. Other times it’s from the natural dampness of a basement or mudroom. And while you can use exhaust fans and dehumidifiers to combat the wetness, the fact remains that high-humidity rooms can wreak havoc on your window treatments -- unless your window treatments use material that is moisture resistant.
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Are your window treatments worn, broken, or out of style? Have you had the same window treatments since you’ve lived in your house, even if it’s been a decade? Do you want a new look for your windows? Then it might be time to swap out your standard window treatments for luxury window treatments like plantation shutters.
2/10/2019 9:05 pm
As personalized style becomes a lasting trend, more and more people are looking to incorporate materials like reclaimed wood into their decor. After all, the unique look of reclaimed wood definitely gives you a one-of-a-kind conversation piece, while adding a bit of historic ambiance to your rooms. Of course, using too much reclaimed wood can also be overpowering. That’s why some people have looked at scaling the material to a single featured piece of furniture or something like window treatments, such as shutters.
2/8/2019 12:40 pm
For a while, consumers have been cautioned about the safety concerns of corded window treatments, such as blinds and shades. Between 2012 to 2017 there have been 50 fatalities from window cord strangulation reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. One study even found that from 1990 to 2015 there were almost 17,000 injuries related to cords. In fact, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has consistently called corded window treatments one of the “Top 5 Hidden Hazards in the Home.”