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  • Design Tip: Use Barn Doors As Window Treatments

    February 16, 2017
    We’ve seen homeowners and interior designers use barn doors as an alternative for traditional doors. They can add a modern, rustic, or even an industrial touch to a room in an innovative way. At Sunburst Shutters, we love the look of barn doors. So we expanded the use of a… View Article

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  • Popular Window Treatments For Mediterranean Homes

    February 17, 2017
    Mediterranean homes (also referred to as Spanish modern or mission homes), are found in regions of the US where it’s hot year-round. Their trademark features of stucco, arches, hard tile or marble flooring, clay roof tiles, and wood or metal accents aren’t just stylistic. They’re also very functional at keeping… View Article

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  • Window Treatments for Traditional Ranch Style Homes

    February 17, 2017
    Drive through any suburbs that popped up during the 1950’s or 60’s and you’ll notice a very distinct style of home–the ranch home. Though first appearing on the west coast in the early 20th century, these simple but exceedingly charming houses had their heyday in later decades and are still… View Article

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  • Window Treatments for Mid-Century Modern Style Homes

    February 17, 2017
    Mid-century modern homes (sometimes just called modern homes) are some of the most visually interesting houses found in America. They’re almost a snapshot of a particular time and place in American history, preserved in place and still turning heads today. While not as popular as they once were, mid-century modern… View Article

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  • Tips For Combining Window Treatments

    February 17, 2017
    For some homeowners, one window treatment on certain windows might not cut it. Whether it’s to achieve a particular look, double down on blocking light and heat, or any of a variety of other reasons, combining window treatments has become fairly commonplace. So which window treatment combinations work best to… View Article

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  • Why Home Designers Love Reclaimed Wood Shutters For Windows

    March 16, 2017
    One of the first things home designers fall in love with when they see reclaimed wood shutters is their rustic look. Window shutters made from reclaimed wood are stunning. It’s artwork on a window. And who wouldn’t want that? That’s not the only reason home designers love reclaimed wood shutters… View Article

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  • Window Treatments for Tudor Homes

    March 17, 2017
    Tudor style homes might be the most easily recognizable of all the different home styles across America. Though originating in England some hundreds of years ago, the style was adopted by American builders in the late 19th century, and saw a resurgence in the late 20th century as well. With… View Article

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  • Window Treatments for Cape Cod Style Homes

    March 17, 2017
    When you hear the words “Cape Cod,” you probably conjure up images of shorelines, lighthouses, and other New England sights. You may also think of traditional Cape Cod homes, especially if you or someone you know has one. Cape Cods are known for their simplicity, history, and the challenge to… View Article

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  • Why Are White Shutters So Popular?

    March 17, 2017
    Style, material, and color. Those are the three most important factors that determine how well a new window treatment will look in your home. But while different styles and materials of plantation shutters are common, the most popular shutter color is overwhelmingly white. Why are white shutters the best-selling shutter… View Article

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  • Beautiful Window Treatments For Beach Homes

    April 17, 2017
    When you hear the words “beach home,” what do you think of? Open windows, sunshine, the sound of waves rolling in? Beach homes convey a mood more than almost any other style of home. They’re also some of the most beautiful and fun to design for; that’s why you often… View Article

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  • Window Treatments for Colonial Homes

    April 17, 2017
    The Colonial style is easily the home style with the most longevity in American home architecture. From the time the first American settlers built homes all the way to today, the Colonial style has represented timeless style and elegance. Photo courtesy David Sawyer via Flickr (Creative Commons) This timeless and… View Article

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  • Introducing Custom Painted Interior Shutters

    May 16, 2017
    When a customer in Las Vegas wanted her plantation shutters painted blue, we went out of our way to meet her request. Her favorite bird was the robin. So we bought robin egg blue paint, applied it to the shutters, and installed them in her living room. This experience gave… View Article

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  • A Prairie Home Window Treatment Companion

    May 17, 2017
    Welcome to Sunburst Shutters’ Prairie Home Window Treatment Companion. Unfortunately, there’s no bluegrass music or folk tales here, but we do have plantation shutter and window treatment tips for one of America’s most popular home styles. Let’s take a look at what makes Prairie style homes unique, as well as… View Article

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  • Breaking Down Shutter Myths

    May 17, 2017
    We spend a lot of time talking to homeowners about plantation shutters. And though it may be surprising, when we speak with them, we hear the same few myths about shutters floating around. Let’s set the record straight and dispel some of the most common myths about plantation shutters so… View Article

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  • Victorian Home Window Treatments

    May 17, 2017
    You know those tall, extravagant houses that populate the historic neighborhoods in American cities? Those are almost always Victorian houses. Unlike other home styles we’ve looked at, there isn’t a true Victorian “style,” but rather a Victorian era of home architecture that includes Queen Anne style homes, Shingle style homes,… View Article

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  • Sunburst Reclaimed Wood Shutters Receive Top Honors

    July 17, 2017
    Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions is proud to announce that our Reclaimed Wood Shutters  were honored with the prestigious Judges’ Award as part of the Window Covering Manufacturers Awards announced in 2017. Recognizing excellence in new window treatments for innovative design, aesthetics, and functionality, the WCMAs are decided by a… View Article

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  • Blinds Vs. Shutters – 3 Things To Consider

    August 16, 2017
    “Blinds or shutters? Which is the best choice for the windows in my home?” It’s a question we hear from homeowners just about everywhere, and one that can have a different answer depending on your lifestyle and what you want out of your window treatments. If you talk to most… View Article

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  • Award-Winning Interior Designers Love Using Sunburst Shutters

    September 16, 2017
    Sunburst Shutters’ products aren’t just the top choice for homeowners across the country – they’re also the favorite window treatments of some of the best interior designers as well. One designer who we’ve had the pleasure of knowing is Jane Cunningham of Room Resolutions, a celebrated and award-winning interior designer… View Article

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  • Bring Natural Beauty Indoors With Reclaimed Wood Shutters

    October 16, 2017
    Interior decorating and home design are some of our passions. We’ve learned that design inspiration can come from anywhere. All it takes is a simple Pinterest search to find a huge array of new unique creations and crafts to implement in your home design. We’ve found one of the best… View Article

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  • How Does Weather Affect Your Window Treatments?

    November 16, 2017
    The weather in our country couldn’t be more diverse; from the sunny hills of Los Angeles to the cool boroughs of New York, from the scorching plains of San Antonio to the cold lakes of Minnesota. Serving all those diverse locations and more, we’ve seen extreme weather all across the… View Article

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  • Sunburst Expands Its Shutter Line in Bold New Ways

    November 16, 2017
    Sunburst Shutters has changed the way homeowners think about window treatments, and we’re ready to do it again with two new announcements. First, we’re announcing the newest addition to our award-winning line of plantation shutters–Studio Shutters! These state-of-the-art shutters give your home the benefits of classic plantation shutters, at a… View Article

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  • 3 Innovative Uses For Shutters That Can Transform Your Space

    February 18, 2018
    Plantation shutters are some of the most stylish and classy window treatments you can choose to install in your windows. But your windows aren’t the only place in which shutters can really shine. Here’s how some of our customers and designers have recently used plantation shutters in creative ways.  … View Article

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  • 2018 Decor and Design Themes: COMFORT, SIMPLICITY, AND MORE COMFORT

    February 18, 2018
    2018 is in full swing, and if we’ve learned anything in the past month, it’s that home design trends are heading in some unique and stunning directions with the new year. Instead of speculating on what might be the hottest upcoming styles and fashion trends, we went straight to the… View Article

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  • How to bring HYGGE to your home and windows

    March 18, 2018
    You may have heard of hygge (pronounced “hue-gah”) on HGTV or from various interior designers. And you’re probably going to hear a lot more about it, since it’s one of 2018’s hottest design trends. It’s a broad, all-encompassing concept that some people live their lives by, but one of the… View Article

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  • 4 Ways to Make a Room Look Bigger

    April 18, 2018
    Large, open floor plans are seen everywhere from TV and magazines to Pinterest and blogs. You may want to have the airy feeling of a large, open space, but you don’t want to tear down any walls or start a large remodeling project. Understanding how to make a room look… View Article

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  • PROPERTY BROTHERS’ JONATHAN SCOTT REIMAGINES A BEDROOM WITH SUNBURST SHUTTERS

    July 18, 2018
    Home projects don’t need to be huge, complex renovations or total redesigns. Sometimes the best projects are ones that take just a few hours. That’s what Jonathan Scott (of Property Brothers fame) does on his new series The Punch List. Sunburst Shutters was asked to help him out on a… View Article

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  • Townhouse Interior Design: Focus on the Windows

    July 18, 2018
    Townhouse life is different from owning a home or renting an apartment. The same goes for townhouse decorating and interior design: it’s different from designing for a house or condo. Take a few pointers from Sunburst when it comes to planning out the interior design for your townhouse – especially when… View Article

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  • Why Shutters are Perfect for Lake House Design

    October 17, 2018
    A lake house is a fantastic place to spend your weekend, a chunk of summer, or any time you can make it with friends or family. The cool surroundings, waterside views, and cozy atmosphere make a lake house an unforgettable place – and you can improve all of those with… View Article

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  • The best window treatments for homes in the south

    November 17, 2018
    If you live in the South, you probably take your home design pretty seriously. And Southern homes take a few special considerations when it comes to your window treatments. From beating the heat to capturing that inimitable Southern style, here’s all you need to know about Southern window treatments. Window… View Article

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  • How to use white in you home design

    November 18, 2018
    Using white in your home design may sound simple, but white is more challenging than you think.  There are many different shades of white.  There’s bright white and off white, cream and stark white, and whites that have a cool tone or warm tone. You can have a room that’s… View Article

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  • Exciting Home and Window Treatment Design Trends for 2019

    January 19, 2019
    Like many people, you spent a lot of the holidays at home battling your outdated interior design. Whoever thought Hollywood mirror lights were a good idea? Was our Tuscan kitchen always this dark? And can we finally upgrade to shutters from those awful vertical blinds? It’s time to update to the latest… View Article

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  • Make a statement with reclaimed wood shutters

    February 19, 2019
    As personalized style becomes a lasting trend, more and more people are looking to incorporate materials like reclaimed wood into their decor.  After all, the unique look of reclaimed wood definitely gives you a one-of-a-kind conversation piece, while adding a bit of historic ambiance to your rooms.  Of course, using… View Article

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  • Transform your rooms with wood

    April 19, 2019
    When some people think of using wood in interior design, they may think of a rustic cabin filled with antlers or the paneling in your grandmother’s basement rec room from 1976.  However, wood can be an essential element to design. By strategically placing wood throughout a space, you can make… View Article

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  • Coastal Window Treatment Design Tips

    May 2, 2019
    Living in a coastal area means that how you approach your home design will be a little different than homes in other parts of the country. Not only do coastal homes around here have a distinct style, but they’ll also have a few considerations that other homes might not have… View Article

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  • Accent Board & Batten Home Design With Your Windows

    May 6, 2019
    Board and batten siding can make a home stand out from blocks away, but board and batten interior wainscoting can make an equally big impression inside your home.

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  • Interior Design & Home Fashion Trends for 2018

    May 6, 2019
      From homeowners embracing Scandinavian hygge to the resurgence of sliding barn doors, here’s what we’ve found.       2018 Interior Design Themes: Comfort, Simplicity, and More Comfort 2018 is the year that designer houses finally become designer homes. Gone are the sterile and lifeless designs that look more… View Article

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  • Should you mix and match your window treatments

    May 19, 2019
    With so many window treatment options, sometimes people want to mix and match them together.  But is it all right to layer multiple window treatments on one window, or is that style thought as tacky and gauche?  What about using different treatments on different windows in the same room?  And… View Article

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