If you are looking for new window coverings, you have probably noticed there are plenty of options. As you visit friends’ homes or drive through your neighborhood, take a look at what other people have and start imagining what you would like in your home. If you wonder about wood shutters, you may have heard a few things here and there that cause you to lean away from them. Many of those things might be misconceptions, however. Your Los Altos, CA home would likely be well served by wood shutters. Here are a few misconceptions and truths about wood shutters.
- Wood Shutters Cost Too Much
It’s true that wood shutters are often more costly than other window coverings. However, they are a far greater value for a variety of reasons. First, they are permanent so they don’t have to be replaced. That means you save money down the road by not buying new window coverings. Second, they help with energy efficiency. Third, they raise the value of your home. The benefits go on and on. So while they cost more upfront, they save more down the road.
- Wood Shutters Are Too Cumbersome
There are actually a lot of ways in which wood shutters are easier to operate than other options. For example, wood shutters don’t have strings or cords so they are much safer if you have children or pets around. They are also easier to clean since you can just wipe them down and don’t have to remove them to put them into a machine.
- Wood Shutters Don’t Always Fit in
Sure, not every home will be perfect for wood shutters, but interior wood shutters are versatile and can fit in just about anywhere. They can be stained and painted to go along with existing décor and have been known to do well in ultra-modern rooms and traditional rooms alike.
- Wood Shutters Don’t Allow for as Many Options
On the contrary, wood shutters actually have more options than some other window coverings. You can get wood shutters that cover just half the window, or double hung shutters that cover both halves separately so one can be open and one closed. You can also get something that covers the entire window and can block out light really well. Light is easy to filter by angling the louvers. The options go on and on.
If you not believe that wood shutters Los Altos, CA might be the right fit for your home, or a certain room in your home, contact San Francisco Shutters at 855-992-6739. We’d love to go over your goals for your house and find the wood shutters to meet those needs. Stop by our showroom at 1676 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010 and take a look at some of the options we have to offer. We can also measure your windows for you to ensure you get the exact right fit. We’ve been matching homeowners to the perfect wood shutters for years and we want to do the same for you!