I have been really taken with shutters lately. I have been wanting to use them in all my properties and on all my job sites since I installed them in my own home, and I’ve had a lot of great luck convincing the customers that it will really meet their needs and bring a positive impact to their space. I originally had to be convinced to put up shutters in my own home, but my wife insisted on it and she knew what she wanted and why. The shutters really added to the look and feel that we have in our space, and it made it much easier to use the windows that we have above our bed. I never liked to keep the window blinds open at night, because there is just too much light that comes in from the neighborhood. So when we would open the windows for the breeze and then shut the blinds to keep out the light, we were never able to actually experience and enjoy the breeze. But with shutters, you are able to get the breeze in through the slits in the shutters, and yet still have the window closed to the light. It has worked really well for us, and we are happy that we can now use our windows and leave them open when we are sleeping. The other benefit is that they add a nice look and feel that you don’t get from blinds. That is the part that I love the most, and why I try to sell my customers on it.
We got our order of shutters for the house from the Fine Shadings company that is where I have gotten other house and window products in the past. They have always been really helpful and fully stocked, so we went there to see what they had in stock for the shutters. Now, this is pretty much where I go all the time when I am doing a job and need to order shutters. They carry the hunter douglas brand, and those are a higher quality and better fit for most window frames than what I have found in other stores around town. It makes sense to have a place that you always go for the same product, and I really enjoy that I am able to build that relationship with my supplier as I convince more and more of my clients to go with the shutters on their newly remodeled windows instead of the traditional blinds and window treatments. I am just hoping that everyone else sees that same benefit as I do, and is able to experience the benefits of putting the shutters on the windows. In the end, it may be about personal taste and preference, and that is okay. Some clients don’t want to use shutters. But I do hope that everyone is at least able to give it a try and see if it will work well for them in the long run. I install them, and the client loves them.