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Almost 99 percent of window shutters on homes are wrong resulting in very bad curb appeal. See if your shutters are bad and learn what to do right to make your home look its best.
Examples of Good vs. Bad Window Shutters BAD: Shutters are mounted to sides of window and flat against siding. They look flat and cheap. No shadows. Good: Shutters are mounted on hinges on the window casing providing the appearance of being able to close. Depth and details are obvious. Bad: Fake plastic shutters. Better to [...]
Look at old photos. If you don't have any, look around your neighborhood for similar houses and see the kind they have. You can usually tell if the shutters are original. Keep in mind that your house may have been built in 1800 and the shutters replaced in 1900 with a style popular at that [...]
Wood Window Shutters Maintenance - Keeping your Shutters Out of the Landfill. If you have your original shutters, treat them as if they were gold. Just because they're rotted does NOT mean they cannot be repaired. Use a high quality exterior wood filler for rotted wood (not bondo). Keep them painted. If the louvers are [...]