Shutters on State | SHUTTERLAND


Looking for instant exterior impact ? Add shutters. Proof is in the photos for our home's exterior.  There is a shutter for any home aesthetic. Colors are boundless, elective style options and customized sizing are all offered by  SHUTTERLAND . 

Let's start by traveling back, pre-renovations, to 2014. 

The house overall looks much different today than it did in 2014. After painting the brick and roof, smearing the stone and landscaping there was one missing element to create a more European aesthetic ,that we were hoping to achieve , the shutter size. We did install shutters in 2021 but they were limited in length due to the concrete windowsills. We decided to go for it this year and cut off 3 inches of the concrete sills so that we could order and install shutters that were to scale with the overall aesthetic we were looking to achieve. We opted to go with SHUTTERLAND , an online fully customizable, American made shutter company offering an array of selections and budget friendly pricing and impeccable, and I mean FAST, turnaround time. Our windows themselves are not a standard size so it just makes sense that our shutters wouldn't be either. We knew we wanted to extend the shutters length but decided to go from 14.5 width to 16.25 as well and what a difference that made! Scale is one the most important or visually altering design elements and shutters are not exempt! As far as material, we decided on Vinyl for two reason, practicality and low-cost. Having a brick home means lots of 8 legged  arthropods , aka spiders, which find behind shutters to be a nice home so vinyl allows me to wash down the shutters frequently and spray without damage to the actual shutters. Pre-painted colors are an option but we went with paintable so that we could color match the color of our house, Woodlawn Colonial Grey. 

Once we removed the 3-inches of concrete and removed the old shutters, install was simple. 24 drill holes, 24 spikes, and 4 shutters. 

SHUTTERLAND has step-by-step instructions for measuring and installing, including videos, on their site based on which shutters you choose. 

Now lets bring it up to speed, here is what it looks like now! 

Let's bring it in one step closer, the details.

and who doesn't love a before and after, am I right?



I was going to wait to share this post until the weather was warmer and my landscape was in its full glory but then I remember why I wanted these shutters in the first place, four season interest. When it is cold, rainy, snowy or you name it; the shutters give curb appeal regardless of the weather. 

                 If you live in the midwest like we do; what better time to plan, order and install shutters than now when it is still a bit too cold to start landscaping projects! 


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  1. I want to say thank you for the great stuff and help on your website. It's clear that your team worked hard to make a website that's easy to use and has lots of useful information.


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