Friday, February 10, 2012

Custom Hardwood Shutters

Custom wood shutters make a most elegant statement in your home. Unlike draperies and fabric blinds, they go with any decor and do not need to be changed as color schemes or furniture fabrics change. shutters are a wise investment that add ambient value to your home. 

There are many options for controlling light with shutters; with just a slight tilt, you can see outside and still let in all the light you want. Open them wide and you have an unobstructed view of the mountains or your own backyard oasis. With advancements in design techniques over the past 20 years, arched windows can now be covered with moveable louvers, which local craftsman developed based on how our ancestors built wagon wheels. By joining the louvers at the "hub" and adding a tilt rod, all the louvers are connected and can move as one. Opening and closing them as the sun moves is an easy task. 

To select your shutters, begin by deciding how much light you want let in and how much color you want on the windows. Afterwards talk it over with a shutter professional and see which type of shutter will work best on your windows. Ask for help in coordinating your look from room to room, and then create your own design with plantation shutters, through your choice of hardwoods like walnut, cherry, oak, alder and basswood for elegant shutters that are milled and stained to perfection. 

In addition, you can always choose high density fiberboard which meets the high standards of professional woodworkers and craftsman. It is a fine, paint-grade wood that meets your quest for both quality and beauty, while being extremely durable and warp-free.

Ask for an in-home presentation by a professional shutter designer who can make suggestions, take accurate measurements and provide samples of various sized louvers, including the popular slim-line design. Choose a company that has an extensive woodworking background and state-of-the-art, automated machinery that can handle fine work and expertly finish your custom shutters. 

For a full-service consultation for your office or home, you can call Stanfield Shutter Co., a company that buys directly from the mills to bring you higher quality hardwoods at lower prices. Stanfield Shutter, the oldest and most innovative shutter company in Utah, offers a lifetime manufacturer's warranty. You can call them at (801) 467-8823 or visit their website at, or e-mail them at