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Professionally Installed Shutters vs. DIY Shutters

Yasmeen 1/9/2023 10:17:29 AM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters

If you are thinking of custom-fit plantation shutters for your home, you may think you need to hire a professional measure and install service to get the right look and fit. However, DIY shutters can save you money by cutting out the middleman.

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Is it Important to Choose Energy Efficient Window Treatments?

Yasmeen Diab 12/19/2022 9:47:02 AM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters

We can all agree that saving money wherever possible is more important than ever. In the peak of harsh winter (and summer) temperatures, energy costs can make a big dent in our pocketbooks. Saving money on energy is possible by insulating your home. 

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DIY Projects to Reduce Your Energy Bills

Yasmeen Diab 12/19/2022 9:14:32 AM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters

While temperatures are dropping, energy rates are rising. Though you may not be able to control the weather outside, there are some things you can do inside your home to insulate against the harsh outside temperatures and reduce your energy bills. 

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Georgian Sash Window Shutter Ideas

Georgian sash windows are a traditional and historic style. If you have these in your home, you likely want to retain the historic appearance, while getting the benefits of modern window treatments. Plantation shutters provide privacy, noise reduction and insulation and can be customized to fit the traditional style of your windows. 

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How to Make Small Rooms Look Bigger (On a Budget!)

Limited space does not mean you need to have limited interior design options! There are several ways to maximize your small space and trick the eye to make the room look even larger, while still adding your personal style touches. Here are some interior design hacks to inspire your smaller rooms’ décor. 

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How much do plantation shutters cost?

Yasmeen 8/12/2022 9:40:36 AM Benefits of Shutters

DIY Shutters are the most affordable shutter option, saving over 40% compared to installer providers. Find out how much our plantation shutters cost.

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Why Have Bespoke Shutters Custom Made for Your Home?

Custom-made shutters are tailored to fit your window like a glove, as opposed to off-the-shelf window treatments. Curtains, blinds, shades, or pre-made shutters simply don’t cut it.  

Custom shutters install quickly, easily, are bespoke to match your home’s aesthetic and add value to your home. They are made to work with windows of unique shapes, sizes, with or without trim, with deep casings or limited recess depth – from Vivid White to Matte Black and everywhere in between!  

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DIY Hacks to Keep Your Home Cool in the Summer

Yasmeen 6/20/2022 9:39:26 AM Benefits of Shutters, Seasonal

Trying to keep your energy bills down this summer without compromising on comfort? Keeping your home properly insulated means the temperature in your home won’t rise as much, therefore reducing the need for air conditioning to run as frequently. Plantation shutters can insulate your home while also adding property value & style for a win-win this summer!  

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The Best Soundproof Window Coverings

Aside from providing privacy, elegant style, blocking harsh sun, and insulating the home, did you know plantation shutters also reduce noise? When it comes to noise blocking window treatments, shutters beat blinds, curtains or shades, hands-down! Thicker, more durable, and easier to maintain, plantation shutters are an affordable and multi-functional solution to reduce outside noise levels.  

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Why Shutters are a Great Style Choice for 2022

The Shutter Store 1/10/2022 9:51:20 AM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

An overview of 2022 styles and modern shutter ideas. Looking at eco-friendly options and natural design, here's some inspiration for shutters that will get you excited to revamp your window treatments!

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Family Friendly Plantation Shutters

The Shutter Store 11/5/2021 10:46:47 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design, Shutter Styles

Plantation shutters suit all rooms in the home from kitchen to family room to children’s bedrooms. They are child-safe, offer unparalleled privacy, are pet-friendly and super affordable! Shutters also add value to your home and are a sound investment that will last you for years to come.

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Blinds or shutters in the bathroom?

Yasmeen 8/13/2021 2:03:35 PM Ask Yasmeen, Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

When it comes to fitting your bathroom windows with the best window covering, shutters check all the boxes whether it be affordability, quality, style, or practicality. At 40% less than MSRP for our DIY shutters, and with stunning style and elegance why not choose shutters? If you need more convincing, here we highlight two major benefits specifically for bathroom windows that give shutters a clear edge – their flexible privacy options along with their ease of cleaning.

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Can you use Valances with Plantation Shutters?

The Shutter Store 8/2/2021 2:18:45 PM Benefits of Shutters

Window valances are a popular window dressing. Where curtains would cover the entirety of the window, valances are a more permanent fixture covering the top of your window only and do not move. They are however a super flexible window treatment that can be paired alongside many different options from curtains, blinds, and you guessed it – our plantation shutters!

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Busting Common Shutter Myths

Yasmeen 7/16/2021 9:02:28 AM Benefits of Shutters

There’s just no arguing that plantation shutters are beautiful and long-lasting bringing both aesthetic as well as value to your home. But many people ask if they are truly for everyone? Of course, we say a big yes! But hear us out – there are a few myths surrounding shutters that could make them seem unattainable, but they are in fact just that – myths.

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Reduce Hayfever in Your Home with Shutters

The Shutter Store 6/18/2021 1:42:00 PM Benefits of Shutters

How can plantation shutters help reduce the allergies harbored in your house household we hear you ask. In our latest post we discuss another incredible benefit of having shutters in your home.

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Will plantation shutters add value to my home?

Yasmeen 4/14/2021 10:44:51 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Do shutters add value to a home? A very good question, beautiful, custom-made plantation shutters add elegance, smartness and plenty of functionality to your home, qualities that you can't put a price on. Amongst these valuable benefits, there's also financial benefits as well, insulation, energy efficiency, plus increased property value. See how a set of plantation shutters can add value to your home.

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Why Choose Solid Raised or Shaker Style Shutters?

Yasmeen 3/26/2021 9:13:24 AM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Louvered plantation shutters are excellent at light control and have moving slats which can be raised and lowered for your privacy needs or light blockage when needed. However, if you are looking for the shutters that block the most amount of light, provide the most privacy, insulation, and noise reduction, solid panel shutters may be the best option for you!

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Plantation Shutters or Blinds? - The Low Down

Yasmeen 2/19/2021 11:27:31 AM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

We bring you another battle of the popular window coverings, plantation shutters vs blinds. We outline all the reasons that make interior shutters the clear winner. Not only are they aesthetically more appealing, there are plenty of practical benefits that blinds cannot compete with.

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How Do Plantation Shutters Open and Close?

Yasmeen 1/8/2021 9:53:18 AM Benefits of Shutters

Plantation shutters offer the most flexibility out of any window treatment when it comes to privacy and light control. You can rotate the slats open and closed, or create separate sections of moving slats by using the mid-rails. Also you can choose how many shutter panels you have in each window opening, and how those panels open!

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Plantation Shutters or Curtains?

Yasmeen 12/11/2020 9:25:43 AM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters

A very commonly asked question when it comes to the battle of window coverings is "should I get shutters or curtains?”. Both offer a variety of color and style options to match your original home décor, only one offers the greatest practical benefits far beyond that, and that is plantation shutters!

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Will My Interior Shutters Fade?

Yasmeen 12/4/2020 9:23:40 AM Benefits of Shutters

Plantation shutters are the best window treatment for protecting your home from the harsh outdoor elements. They can insulate against the extreme heat or cold, keeping the room temperature stable whilst also saving you money on any heating and cooling energy.

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Finding Shutters for Various Bay Window Styles

Yasmeen 11/27/2020 9:09:49 AM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Bay windows come in all shapes and sizes, and luckily, so do our custom made plantation shutters! Our easy-to-follow measuring guides are here to aid you in choosing the best frame type, and to help you in taking accurate measurements for your bay windows.

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Choosing Shutters

Yasmeen 11/20/2020 9:32:20 AM Benefits of Shutters

When you are choosing your plantation shutters, the combinations of style and design are endless, so you easily customize the best option to fit your windows. Most style options are down to your personal preference, so there is no right or wrong decision, but there are ways to ensure your order reflects the style you have envisioned.

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How long do vinyl shutters last

Yasmeen 11/13/2020 4:07:47 PM Ask Yasmeen, Benefits of Shutters

Plantation shutters are hands down the longest lasting window treatment out there. They will outlast any curtains, blinds or shades, not to mention they will offer privacy, style and increasing property value.

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Interior vs. Exterior Shutters

Yasmeen 11/6/2020 10:08:19 AM Benefits of Shutters

We specialize in interior plantation shutters here at The Shutter Store. They offer style that can be seen from outside the home, but also come with benefits such as insulation, privacy, and control over how much light enters the room. Where as exterior plantation shutters are typically more popular for just decorative purposes.

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Plantation Shutters on Beach Houses

Yasmeen 10/30/2020 9:52:45 AM Benefits of Shutters

Plantation shutters are a very popular choice for many of our customers second homes, seasonal, or vacation properties. But what is it that makes our plantation shutters the most desirable window treatment for your vacation home or beach house?

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Kids Bedroom Shutters – What to Consider

Yasmeen 8/21/2020 9:30:16 AM Benefits of Shutters

An ideal window treatment for your child’s bedroom is definitely plantation shutters. Both kid friendly and able to block out morning sun, window shutters let the little one sleep through the night but let the sun shine during play time. Plantation shutters are a practical, durable, child safe window treatment.

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Can I get blackout shutters?

Yasmeen 7/31/2020 10:54:16 AM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

Room darkening is often on a lot of people's priority lists when searching for a window treatment, particularly when it comes to bedrooms. Interior plantation shutters are the best window treatment for darkening a room, and although our shutters are not certified as total blackout shutters, they will block out most of the lighter compared to other window treatments. Take it from our happy, repeat customers...

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Plantation Shutters for Special Shaped Windows

Yasmeen 7/3/2020 2:17:25 PM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

Proud of your windows that are an unusual shape? And so you should be. When it comes to finding a window treatment for them it can be difficult, you don't want to cover their unique shape. Look no further, our custom plantation shutters are made to fit even the most uniquely shaped windows.

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Interior shutters, a budget-friendly window treatment?

Plantation shutters are the ideal window treatment when you're trying to tick the boxes; function, style and low maintenance. Interior shutters have a rep for not being "within budget", well, not with The Shutter Store. No scraping on quality either - our beautiful DIY shutters are an affordable window treatment for any home. Take a look at some of our top tips for finding beautiful plantation shutters on a budget.

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Are Shutters Good for Insulation?

Yasmeen 6/5/2020 2:14:48 PM Benefits of Shutters

Insulation properties are a key element to consider when you're looking at fitting a new treatment to your windows. Particularly as we're heading into the hot summer months, you realise exactly how important a window covering that insulate your home is. Are plantation shutters good for insulation? The answer is a big fat YES, in fact have a read about why plantation shutters are the most insulating window treatment...

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Combining Plantation Shutters with Curtains

Yasmeen 5/29/2020 11:22:58 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Tempted by the idea of plantation shutters for your home, but you're attached to your favorite curtains? Can you combine the two? You absolutely can combine plantation shutters with curtains. We delve into the home décor hacks that will offer you the best of both window dressing worlds - nothing gets left behind.

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Brighten Up Your House with a Set of Shutters

Yasmeen 5/14/2020 2:03:38 PM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

A set of beautiful plantation shutters will made a fabulous addition to any room, plus, they can really do wonders for brightening up your house. If you're looking for a window treatment that is going to brighten up a particularly dull room, a set of interior shutters will do an amazing job. We explore what shutter elements you should consider.

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Short on time, are DIY shutters for me?

Yasmeen 5/7/2020 2:57:53 PM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

Of course DIY shutters are a cost effective choice of window treatment. Elegant, practical, cost-effective, what more could you ask for? Time is precious, and with our expert guidance, doing it yourself is easier and less time-consuming than you think.

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Why shutters are a hygienic window treatment

Yasmeen 4/3/2020 2:13:13 PM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

When you're looking for a window treatment, often one major feature to look for is the ease of cleaning. Let's take a look at how plantation shutters are an easy to clean option, saving you time and money, and how a set of shutters compares to other treatments.

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Why Choose Plantation Shutters

With a variety of window treatments to choose from, you may find yourself asking, why should I choose shutters? Based on our years of experience, plus our customer's feedback, here are the top reasons to choose plantation shutters for your home.

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Bedroom shutters – what to consider

Yasmeen 1/10/2020 1:41:40 PM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Plantation shutters offer plenty of benefits to any room in your home. Let's explore the features and benefits that support why plantation shutters are an ideal window covering for the windows in your bedroom. 

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Are DIY shutters easy to maintain?

Yasmeen 12/6/2019 10:00:10 AM Benefits of Shutters

When plantation shutters are crafted from the right quality materials, they are super easy to clean, and require very little maintenance through the years.

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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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Why shutters are a cost-effective way of bringing a high-end look to your home

Yasmeen 9/6/2019 2:15:20 PM Benefits of Shutters

Plantation shutters are without a doubt a classy addition to any home. Custom-made shutters have an overall WOW factor, and that add curb appeal and all important property value. But don't panic, the luxury look doesn't need to have a luxury price tag when DIY shutters are involved!

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The Pros vs Cons – Full height shutters

The Shutter Store 6/14/2019 9:42:20 AM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

The first place to start when you know you'd like to fit shutters to your window, is deciding on a style. Look out for our shutter style guides to help you understand the pros and cons, and make the right decision for your home. First up, full height shutters. 

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5 ways our team work in an eco-friendly way

Yasmeen, The Shutter Store 4/17/2019 9:30:48 AM Benefits of Shutters

As Earth Day approaches we at The Shutter Store are reflecting on our steps taken throughout the year to reduce our energy footprint.

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10 easy ways to brighten a dark room

The Shutter Store 3/11/2019 9:55:32 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

When your rooms aren't blessed with natural light like you'd hope, here are 10 easy tips for making your space bright and airy all year round.

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Why shutters are great for an eco-friendly house

The Shutter Store 2/18/2019 12:10:35 PM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Looking for affordable ways to keep energy bills low and embrace an eco-friendly house? Shutters are proven to improve insulation. Here's why shutters are a must have eco-friendly home improvement in American homes...

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Why shutters are ideal for city homes

The Shutter Store 1/28/2019 7:00:00 AM Benefits of Shutters

Privacy, noise reduction, or just an easy way to create a restful space. Shutters are the perfect accompaniment to any city home, here's why.

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Top shutter maintenance tips - From The Shutter Store

The Shutter Store 1/16/2019 12:08:27 PM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters

Looking for a window dressing that requires minimal maintenance? Shutters are for you. Here's our top tips in how to care for your shutters so that they remain as stunning as the day you installed them. 

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How to maximize light in your kitchen-diner

The Shutter Store 1/14/2019 7:23:33 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Whether you're planning some big structural changes to your home, or you're looking for affordable solutions, here are some of the most effective ways to maximize the light in your kitchen-diner...

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Which slat size is right for my shutters?

The Shutter Store 7/6/2018 8:22:49 AM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Our shutters are custom made with slat sizes of your choice. So which should you choose? This guide will give you the lowdown on how to choose the right slat size for you.

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Real vs vinyl shutters: which is best?

The Shutter Store 3/5/2018 11:09:44 AM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Not sure if you should choose wood shutters or a lookalike? Here’s the lowdown on the benefits of real wood, as well as an insight into the plus points of faux wood, so you can make the right choice for every room in your home

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How to clean plantation shutters

The Shutter Store 11/13/2017 4:07:20 PM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

They’re super-easy to care for, and a little regular maintenance will have them looking brand new every day. Here’s the lowdown on how to clean plantation shutters

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Cafe style shutters

The Shutter Store 12/20/2016 1:56:04 PM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Cafe style shutters cover only the lower section of your windows. They let in plenty of light and are perfect for rooms at street level, as they prevent passers-by from peering into your home. 

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Why Special Shape Shutters Are Perfect for Unusual Windows

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:30:46 PM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Unusual shaped windows can present a real challenge when it comes to finding suitable window coverings for them, and you may find yourself very limited in choice when it comes to curtains and blinds. Fortunately a solution is at hand in the form of bespoke special shape shutters – which can be custom built to fit any window, regardless of shape or size. 

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What Are Plantation Shutters?

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:28:52 PM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Plantation Shutters are currently more popular than ever in the US, as homeowners across the country are recognising their potential as a long-term investment to replace traditional blinds and curtains.

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Tier on Tier shutters

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:23:04 PM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Tier on tier shutters are the most flexible kind of shutters in our collection. They let you open the top section of shutter panels independently of the lower section. This makes them an ideal choice if you want to maintain privacy but still want to enjoy maximum light in your room. 

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Made To Measure Shutters – The Affordable Solution For Stunning Window Coverings

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:19:05 PM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters, Shutter Styles

The benefits of shutters are easy to understand – they are more durable than curtains and more stylish than blinds, they are easy to maintain and they do a great job of helping to insulate a room. What has traditionally held shutters back from widespread usage in this country is the cost of having them made and installed. However, this is now changing, thanks to made to measure shutters.

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Full height shutters - what to consider

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 2:01:54 PM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

As the name suggests, these are single, full-height shutters that cover the entire window and open as one unit. They are simple and elegant but give you a dramatic finish. If you’re looking for standard door shutters, or shutters for French doors, this style is also a great choice.

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10 easy ways to add curb appeal this weekend

The Shutter Store 7/26/2016 3:50:54 PM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Whether you’re thinking of selling your home, or just want to make the most of your space this summer, here are 10 easy ideas for how to add curb appeal to your house. Better still, each one can fit into a single weekend.

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Smart shutters ideas for your doors

The Shutter Store 5/17/2016 1:02:27 PM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

Add practical, stylish full-height shutters to your exterior doors for a complete look that will last for years

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