Excerpts from an article by Rosemary Friedmann, Scripps Howard News Service
“Shutters as a window covering are a great choice. Indoor wood shutters are a wonderful way to add elegance and warmth to your home. They look nice and require no maintenance. They afford privacy and also open to let the sunshine in. They even offer insulation. Some contend that would shutters add to the value of the home as they add an architectural strength.” Furniture quality louvered doors and shutters can also enhance any home or commercial space.
“There are many suppliers of wooden shutters, which is to your advantage. While shopping, you can compare pricing, style and various options on slat size.” Glen Lusby Interiors workroom can provide furniture quality wooden shutters and louvered doors.
“To make your search a little easier, you might consider price first . What is your budget? There are all – natural shutters as well as faux-would shutters. The faux would will be less expensive. Faux wood works well with small children in the house as these shutters are easy to clean. Even if marked with crayon, they can be wiped to look as bright as new.” These types of shutters also have many commercial applications.
“Next, are you interested in shutters that fit inside the fenestration, or surround the window and beyond? Do you like small slats, or is your preference the larger slats offered”?
“Color, of course, is important. Many shutter companies offer a variety of wood-color choices; others allow you to order custom-colored shutters. Some manufacturers offer satin finishes while others offer painted finishes.” Our work room can provide custom-colored shutters and louvered doors.
“If your shutters will be custom-made, know that once you sign on the dotted line, you own the shutters as they will be made specifically for the size of your windows.” The same thing applies to custom-made louvered doors for residential or commercial use.
“A common question: “Do you need curtains or other fabric treatment added to the shutters for a finished look?” The answer is no. The shutters can stand alone, as they are elegant and make a statement of strength and stability on their own. That doesn’t mean you can’t have Fabric treatment added. Side panels of a fabric that works with your decor can be nice, but know that the shutters alone stand majestic without added frill.”
We feel that custom shutters and louvered doors, whether commercially made or from our workroom can provide a very special look to your home or any commercial space. They can be made to furniture quality specifications providing easy maintenance and a very long life. If you have any question or need more information please feel free to post it here. You can also give Glen a call on the phone, I know this is a bit old-fashioned, at 773-761-6950. You can see more examples of our work on our website too.