Open Your World with Shutters
Shutters make a dramatic design statement about your home. They compliment any interior design palette; traditional, contemporary, country, west coast, elegant mediterranean or middle eastern. Shutters provide clean, crisp lines that hold their appeal indefinitely.
What We Do
- Fabric Insert
- Tinted Glass
- Specialty Applications
How We Work with You
Live in North, West, or Greater Vancouver? Your free in-home consultation with an experienced member of our design team will help establish your decorating goals and identify what you want to achieve by adding custom shutters to your home.
We recognize that purchasing customized products for your home is about more than that individual element. It is about conveying your personality and style through unique, quality window treatments that make a statement. It is also about creating a seamless and harmonious blend between the old and the new. Whether we are redesigning an entire room or creating a single custom element, we take into consideration the entire look and feel of your home or commercial space in the North Vancouver area to create something with beauty and balance.
Once the vision for your project and the feel of your home or business as a whole has been established, we turn our attention to the technical aspects of the process. For example, the amount of natural light available to the room, current artificial lighting strengths and weaknesses, and lighting requirements based on room usage will all be assessed. The size and shape of the room and windows, and the room’s current and intended uses will all be carefully considered to ensure that a great style will not mean sacrificing any functionality.
Style of Shutter
Next, we will assist you in personally selecting the style of shutter that best meets your needs. We will guide you toward a style that will express your decorating vision and meet the functional requirements of the room.
Color and Material Selection
These days shutters are made from a variety of different types of materials, such as hardwoods like cedar and alder to less expensive softer natural woods and composite wood products. Many shutters are also made from vinyl which is available in a wide variety of colors including those chosen to resemble natural wood products. We will assist you in selecting an option that meets your unique needs, vision and budget.
A detailed estimate will be prepared for your review. Once accepted, a 50% deposit will be collected and work will commence on your project.
A timeline will be prepared for larger projects, outlining the processes involved and the estimated completion date.
Our full-service promise includes personally caring for your project from beginning to end. Our experienced and courteous installers will care for your custom project with the care and attention it deserves.
Choice of Material
With the ability to mimic the colors and grains of natural wood, composite wood and vinyl shutters can be a relatively inexpensive way to achieve a stylish and elegant look for any room. Shutters made from natural hardwood are a more expensive option, but result in a high-end classic finished product that you can enjoy for many years to come.
Level of Detail
Custom shutters can be produced to fit any shape and style of window including elongated, circular, arched or other unusual shapes. We will carefully measure and plan your unique project to ensure you get a well-fitted product that operates with ease.
Investing in quality long-lasting products for the home is a wise financial choice for many homeowners. Quality well-made shutters can be a wise investment for a home. Their durability and long lifespan mean they will likely outlast other window treatment options. They also add value to a home and provide increased insulation which may reduce heating and cooling bills.
Considerations for Shutter Selection
Material and Color
Due to their size and prominent placement, window coverings factor significantly into the overall look and feel of any room. Therefore, careful selection of a color and finish that complements the accompanying wallcoverings, furniture and accessories is essential to the final “success” of the room. Depending on the desired focal point, colors can be chosen to blend or provide striking contrast to neighboring décor.
Shutters provide superior light protection and control. They can be used fully closed for a virtual blackout effect or easily opened to allow full access to a beautiful view or a welcome sunny day. The louvers can also be specifically set to achieve the level of privacy and light protection you desire at any given time of the day. Shutters with a divider rail allow you to close the bottom louvers for privacy while leaving the upper louvers open to let in the natural light – an option not provided by most other window treatment styles.
Care and Maintenance
One of the many benefits of shutters is their ease of care. Regular cleaning can be achieved with a simple feather duster or dry soft cloth. The soft-bristle attachment on most vacuum cleaners can also be used for routine cleaning. Keeping shutters protected from moisture and opening and closing them according the manufacturer’s instructions will ensure you are able to enjoy them for many years to come.
Classic white shutters continue to be a popular choice. They reflect light well and contribute to a bright and airy feeling room. They can also be chosen to contrast with a strikingly deep wall tone to create a dramatic focal point. Some interesting wood tones are also making a comeback in home interiors. Grayed or washed wood tones reminiscent of the beloved beach house are all the rage.