If you want a great way to change the look and feel of your home both inside and out, consider both plantation shutter for the inside and vinyl shutters for the outside. The great thing about shutters is that they come in a variety of styles, designs, sizes, colors and materials so that it is easy to find exactly what you need and will fit your budget.

Another great option if you live on the coast is hurricane shutters. These shutters can be made to enhance your home’s appearance but can also play a vital role in protecting it against the wrath of a hurricane. The key role hurricane shutters play is keeping your windows in place and in one piece. Every year people get serious injured or even killed by shards of glass from broken windows. They are also an excellent way to protect your home from intrusion while you are away on vacation.

For inside our home, we often recommend plantation shutters to really spice up a room. They can dress a room up or down, that will depend on the look and feel you are after. Not only are they functional and easy to use, they can add style and warmth to a room. This is key when designing the area. They are come in a variety of colors, styles and sizes ranging from smaller louver sizes of 2.5 inches and going up to 4.5 inches. The larger the room and windows, the larger the louver size. You don’t want to put small louvers on bit windows as the look you want to create may be lost.

Plantation shutters are available in real wood, faux wood and vinyl. All have their advantages and disadvantages and cost can come into play here. Real wood shutters tend to be more expensive and can warp and fade when exposed to direct sunlight over a period of time. They do look very nice however and often bring a rich, warm feeling to the room. Faux wood shutters are often guaranteed against fading and warping and are an excellent choice if you want something to last a long time. Vinyl shutters are a great choice for those who live in humid climates. Vinyl stands up well to moisture and again the new designs are very appealing.

For the outside of you home there is nothing more appealing than window shutters. Again you can choose from a huge selection of styles, designs, colors and materials. We always recommend getting something that is maintenance free. Real wood shutters will flake and peel and will likely require painting every several years. With vinyl shutters, you will not have chipping, flaking or peeling shutters. Designs of vinyl shutters offer real wood grain textures along with great color choices.

So if it is time to update the look of your home, be sure to check plantation and vinyl shutters. You will be impressed with the selection, prices and look.