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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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Why Metal Hurricane Panels Aren't Advised in Southwest Florida: A Letter from Brian

Dear Clients,

As Co-Owner and head of the Hurricane Department here at Naples Shutter, I've had the unfortunate opportunity to see the devastation of what having improper hurricane protection can do to a home. From broken windows, roof lift-off and other catastrophic destruction, having the wrong type of hurricane protection can mean the difference between little to no damage and a complete loss of a property. That's why I wanted to take a moment to touch upon a hot topic here...metal panels. Here's why metal hurricane panels aren't advised in Southwest Florida.

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Tips from the Pros: Choosing the Right Window Treatments for Your Home

If you've ever tuned into HGTV, followed a home décor professional on social media or started your own board of home design ideas on Pinterest, you know that there's a right way and a wrong way to decorate a space. The right way can make your home shine as a beautiful, functional place to be, while the wrong way can completely date it or disrupt its flow, and when it comes to window treatments, they're not to be overlooked. Your window treatments have the potential to make or break your home's look and one wrong choice can wreak havoc on your design. So, take it from the experts when it comes to your home's window treatments.

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Make a Statement with These Unique Window Treatments

Designing a home, whether you're utilizing the expertise of a professional or you're tackling it yourself, takes time, attention to detail and being up-to-date on the latest trends. If you read our last blog about the hot window treatment trends for 2021, you'll notice that more often, window treatments are put into the spotlight, acting as modern-day décor for any space. Gone are the days of your window treatments just blending in. When you're searching for ways to add some uniqueness to a room, you may want to consider doing this with your windows. So get ready to express yourself...it's time to make a statement with these unique window treatments.

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Top Window Treatment Trends of 2021

We're willing to bet that many of you spent more time at home last year, and if you did, you may have been glaring at your window treatments knowing that they're in need of a reboot. The new year is the perfect time to finally get around to revamping your home's style, so is there anything you should know before you start? There can't possibly be any changes to what's popular in the world of window treatments in the past couple of years, right? Well, the answer may shock you! Window treatment trends evolve and emerge just like anything else in the home, and in today's unique world, your home does more than just provide you with a place to sleep. It's now an office, daycare, learning zone and more, which means that how you decorate it is important. Here are some of the top window treatment trends of 2021 to help you revitalize your space and design it in a way that works for you.

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Tips for Finding the Perfect Window Treatments for the New Year

No, it's not still March, even though it seems to feel like it. The new year is upon us, which means hope for a fresh start, new adventures and for many, new home improvement projects. The new year is an ideal time to finally tackle some of the projects around the house you've been putting off, and with all that 2020 brought with it, we don't blame you for wanting to enhance your home. Now that we spend a lot more time there, it's important to make the necessary upgrades to be able to enjoy it, and one of the popular areas that may be due for an upgrade are your windows. You may be looking at dingy drapery treatments or boring blinds, knowing that it's time to get started on finally getting the window treatments you've always wanted, but where do you start? From plantation shutters to luxury sheers, wood blinds to PVC options, you have your work cut out for you when it comes to selecting the window treatments that work best for your home.

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