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How to Fix Wooden Plantation Shutters

Yasmeen 10/2/2020 10:16:55 AM Ask Yasmeen

One of the many benefits of our wooden plantation shutters is just how easy the installation process is, as wood is easily sanded to adjust for any size or shaped windows. Wood as a material is also very easy to repair, more so than waterproof vinyl shutters.

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When DIY’ing Shutters

Yasmeen 9/11/2020 1:38:20 PM Ask Yasmeen

Here at The Shutter Store we strive to make the DIY journey as smooth as possible. From start to finish our order review and confirmation process are designed to double check your shutter order, ensuring they'll be a good fit for your windows. Our customers full participation is required for a successful shutter journey. By following our measuring guides and asking questions whenever in doubt, we promise your shutters will be a beautiful fit. We've put together some tips to help avoid some common DIY mistakes.

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Dressing a Small Window with Plantation Shutters

Yasmeen 9/4/2020 10:17:44 AM Ask Yasmeen

When dressing the smaller windows in your home with indoor shutters, to maximize the visibility from your windows as well as the aesthetic design, you can make a few design choices in proportion to your small window.

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Plantation Shutters on Colonial Style Homes

Yasmeen 8/28/2020 1:41:54 PM Ask Yasmeen, Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Colonial style homes are popular particularly in southern and eastern United States. Their distinguished by their symmetrical lines and multi-paned smaller windows throughout the house with the detailed molding which surrounds the windows on the interior.

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Installing Shutters on Various Materials

Yasmeen 8/10/2020 3:50:48 PM Ask Yasmeen, Buying and Fitting Shutters

Our plantation shutters are custom-made, and the beauty with these is that there's no such thing as a standard window or standard installation. We've had customers who have used plantation shutters to cover room dividers, closet doors, kitchen cabinets and more. When you're installing a set of shutters, the material that you're installing on is also important to consider. Are you installing shutters on brick or concrete, or anything that's not just a wood-cased drywall? 

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Plantation Shutters: Central Tilt Rod vs. Hidden Tilt Rod

Yasmeen 7/16/2020 10:12:12 AM Ask Yasmeen, Inspiration

Plantation shutters feature slats, you might refer to them as louvers, and they rotate open and closed, controlling the level of privacy and sunlight in the room. We talk you through how tilt rods work, they connect the slats to one another so that multiple slats move up and down all at the same time. There are options to consider, and with these options comes the pros and cons.

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Looking at Inside Mounts for Shutters

Yasmeen 6/18/2020 10:48:36 AM Ask Yasmeen, Buying and Fitting Shutters

When you're planning on getting DIY shutters for your windows, an important thing to consider is the choice of mount - installing plantation shutters can be done as either an inside or outside mount. Inside mounts fit inside the recessed depth of your window opening, it's a popular choice as the shutters will sit snug to the wall. Our inhouse shutter expert, Yasmeen takes you through some key elements when you're looking at inside mounts for shutters.

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What slat size do most people order for shutters?

Yasmeen 4/28/2020 10:10:08 AM Ask Yasmeen

You may be familiar with the terms, slats and louvers, probably the most commonly used words when it comes to plantation shutters. Whether you've heard the words before or not, it's essential to know how size choices can make all the difference. Yasmeen tells us about the best selling slat sizes and also about the louver sizes that are no longer a thing.

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What happens with my window measurements?

Yasmeen 3/27/2020 11:43:39 AM Ask Yasmeen

What happens with the window measurements, a question we get asked regularly. Ask Yasmeen answers your frequently asked questions about plantation shutters.

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Bi-folding Panels vs. Single Hinge Panels

Yasmeen 2/21/2020 1:52:00 PM Ask Yasmeen

Should you go for bi-folding panels or single hinge panels? Considering this is a core element in the design process of your shutters, it's worth understanding what each option is plus what their benefits are. Yasmeen answers one of our most popular questions, and takes you through what to consider.

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How Can T-Posts Help with Window Shutters?

Yasmeen 1/24/2020 3:23:02 PM Ask Yasmeen

Yasmeen answers another one of our most frequently asked question: how can t-posts help with large window shutters? Read our helpful and simple guide on what a difference t-posts can make when it comes to large window shutters.

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Why are frames important? Do I need one?

Yasmeen 12/20/2019 2:11:38 PM Ask Yasmeen

Do you need a frame when fitting your shutters? Yasmeen answers a popular question amongst shutter-shoppers - why are shutter frames so essential.

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What makes our “shutter experts” experts?

Yasmeen 12/13/2019 4:08:07 PM Ask Yasmeen

Another popular question we get asked, is "what makes your 'shutter experts' experts?". Yasmeen takes us through what sets The Shutter Store's experts aside from the other shutter companies out there, and importantly, how we work hard at being the best choice.

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What does my warranty cover?

Yasmeen 11/29/2019 2:43:55 PM Ask Yasmeen

DIY home projects like interior shutters can sound daunting, but it doesn't have to be. A common fear that many customers have is what happens if something goes wrong? Our shutter specialists are here from start to finish, to guide you with maintenance and troubleshooting - you're also protected by our 36 month warranty. Yasmeen answers a frequent question our team are asked: What does my warranty cover?

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Should I go with less panels or more?

Yasmeen 11/15/2019 1:51:12 PM Ask Yasmeen

Yasmeen answers your most frequently asked questions. One question that people often have when it comes to ordering their plantation shutters, is "should I go for less panels or more?". Read our helpful guide of what to consider when choosing your panels.

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Are The Shutter Store's shutters manufactured in the USA?

Yasmeen 10/4/2019 3:41:10 PM Ask Yasmeen

Yasmeen answers our most frequently asked questions. For friendly and honest advice, Ask Yasmeen! Today, Yasmeen answers "Are The Shutter Store's shutters manufactured in the USA?"

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Do plantation shutters warp?

Ask Yasmeen 9/20/2019 9:39:38 AM Ask Yasmeen, Benefits of Shutters

Shutters are a long-term investment for any home and a big concern is whether or not they will warp, expand or contract when exposed to harsh sunlight, weather conditions, and/or moisture. Here’s everything you need to know for your peace of mind on why our shutters don’t warp!

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