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The Perfect Window Treatments for Every Room

When you want to add the wow factor to your home, nothing does it better than the right window treatments. And although you want to strive for a look of continuity throughout, certain window treatments just work better in certain spaces. Designing your home means finding styles that work with each room, as well as those that work well with each other, which is why we've compiled a list of our favorite window treatments for each space in your home. After all, you want your home to flow seamlessly, and carefully selected window treatments will make a world of difference. So, let's talk about the perfect window treatments for every room in your home.

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How to Know When It's Time to Replace Your Window Treatments

Whether you bought your home with window treatments already installed or you hand-picked them room-by-room, there may come a time where you'll need to upgrade your window treatments. After all, your windows and how you cover them can say a lot about a particular space, and when you leave old, outdated window treatments in place, you're not taking advantage of a room's full potential. As trends continue to evolve, it only makes sense that some come and go, so if you're struggling to enhance the appeal of your home, maybe your window treatments are to blame. Here's how to know when it's time to replace your window treatments.

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How to Prepare for an Active Hurricane Season

If you've managed to catch any of the weather reports for the past few months, you may be well aware that we're in for an active hurricane season here in Southwest Florida. So, what does that mean exactly and how are you supposed to handle it? Well, although every hurricane season is unique, it's important to stay informed and prepare accordingly, and at Naples Shutter, we advise you to always be ready for anything. Just because meteorologists are predicting an active season, it doesn't mean we'll actually experience a hurricane; however, on the flipside, there have been many times where we were expecting a light season and ended up with a severe storm. The moral of the story is to always be prepared, no matter what the forecasts are, because you can't predict the future. Take some tips from the pros on how to prepare for an active hurricane season.

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Common Window Treatment Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When designing your home, there are a lot of decisions to make, and a big one that tends to get overlooked are your window treatments. Think about all of the windows in your home, now think about how they will look with window treatments, such as blinds and shades or plantation shutters. The wrong window treatments can not only affect the overall look and feel of the space, they can also be functionally wrong for the room, or worse, become damaged during everyday activities. We've been in the business for decades, which means that we've seen pretty much everything when it comes to window treatments. Here are some of the most common window treatment mistakes and how to avoid them, so your windows will look beautiful and function properly for years.

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Product Showdown: AstroGuard vs. the Other Guys

In just a few days, Hurricane Season 2021 will officially make its debut, and if you've listened to any of the many weather predictions, we're in for an above-average season. Not only can we expect a number of named storms, there are bound to be updates throughout the season as the water temperatures heat up. This means one thing...you need to get prepared...NOW! Whether you already have your hurricane protection, you're interested in upgrading or you have no idea where to even begin, let us help you with some of the common products and how they stack up against each other. In our latest product showdown, we're pinning AstroGuard Hurricane Fabric against some of the other top options to see what product performs best during inclement weather.

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What to Expect for Hurricane Season 2021

Hurricane Season 2021 is quickly approaching and if you're a Southwest Florida resident, you know that it's officially crunch time. Prepping your hurricane kits, inspecting your hurricane protection and having a plan in place will help you stay ahead of the game if a storm heads our way this year. Every season is different and each year, meteorologists make predictions about how active the upcoming season will be, helping to prepare those affected as best as possible. Not only will you want to get prepared as early as you can, you also want to be sure that your home is outfitted with proper hurricane protection. Don't wait until a storm is on its way to start thinking about hurricane preparedness. It's go time.

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The Perks of Motorized Shades

You may have decided that blinds and shades are the way to go for your home. Not only are there a variety of options when it comes to style, color and design, there are also so many products available to complement any space. From your sun-filled living room to your busy kitchen, there's a shade that matches any room. Among some of the choices you'll need to make when shopping for shades is how they operate, and you may be wondering if motorization is worth it. Simple to use and extremely convenient, more and more shades are available with motorization features, and you may be intrigued about whether or not motorization is the right choice for your windows. Well here at Naples Shutter, we know quite a bit about motorization, which is why we recommend it to many of our customers.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Plantation Shutter Materials

If you've ever taken an up close and personal look at beautiful plantation shutters, chances are you're admiring their handcrafted quality and detailed style. It may seem as though all plantation shutters are made out of the same wood; however, depending on the application and the location that they reside in the home, you may be surprised at how many different materials are available to make a plantation shutter. Today, we're exploring the world of plantation shutters and just what they're made of, so that you can understand all of the thought and craftsmanship that go into these stunning window treatments. Here's everything you ever wanted to know about plantation shutter materials.

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Best Home Improvement Projects to Add Value to Your Southwest Florida Home

As you continue to strive to make your home more comfortable and functional, increasing its resale value is always on your mind. What projects can you complete to add value to your home? Where do you start? And do some projects take precedence? Here in Southwest Florida, there are projects, specific to our area, that help increase home resale values, and when it comes to maximizing your space, while adding in functional aspects, some projects do take priority over others. Whether you're looking to sell, refinance or you just want to make your home the best it can be, here are some of the best home improvement projects to add value to your Southwest Florida home.

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Common Misconceptions About Hurricane Protection

We're another month into 2021 and that means another month closer to the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Here in Southwest Florida, it's best to be prepared, because you never know what type of storm is going to be crashing onto our shores this year, and as we know all too well from Hurricane Irma in 2017, catastrophic damage is possible. As we near the start of hurricane season, we urge residents to get prepared early. After all, gathering all of your supplies, getting a plan in place and outfitting your home with proper hurricane protection is absolutely imperative during a storm. Whether you're a life-long resident or brand new to the area, there are certain beliefs about hurricane protection that simply aren't true.

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