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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 After all, your windows and how you cover them can say a lot about a particular space, and when you leave old, outdated window treatments in place, you're not taking advantage of a room's full potential.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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Community Spotlight: The Quarry

Looking for a Southwest Florida community where you can enjoy peaceful days, a relaxing atmosphere and all the amenities you could ever dream of right at your fingertips? If you're searching for the right community for you in Naples, perhaps no other community can quite compare to The Quarry. This gated community provides the opportunity to relax, unwind and rejuvenate, all without leaving the premises. With a world-class golf course, a wide array of dining and social establishments and not to mention, simply stunning homes, The Quarry is the perfect place to call home in Southwest Florida.

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What Type of Plantation Shutters Should I Choose?

When it comes to choosing window treatments, many choose plantation shutters. Their versatility, clean look and overall functionality make them a popular pick among homeowners, but which type of shutters should you choose?

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Top 5 Most Surprising Uses For Plantation Shutters

When you think about plantation shutters, most likely you picture crisp, white, louvered shutters covering a window. Sound about right? Well, what if we told you that there are plenty of other places in your home that plantation shutters can go? Did you ever think of covering a tricky, oddly shaped opening with shutters? Or maybe even repurposing an old set of shutters that have since been replaced?

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The History of Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are great additions to your home. Not only are they extremely functional, allowing light to enter when desired and providing privacy for your family, their crisp, clean, appearance adds a beautiful element to the space. But where did plantation shutters come from? Whose bright idea was it to handcraft pieces of wood into the popular items that you see garnishing windows today?

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Help! My Plantation Shutters are Broken! Can they be Fixed?

Plantation shutters are an investment.  As the apex predator of window treatments, shutters add incredible value to your home and usually stick around for decades.  So, when a plantation shutter gets broken or damaged (don’t panic, it happens), what do you do?  Ignore it?  No.  Throw it out?  Of course not.  Duct tape?  Please, no, we are begging you. 

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Top 10 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Plantation Shutters

After manufacturing and selling plantation shutters for over 30 years, we here at Naples Shutter have learned a thing or two.  We’ve seen it all, done it all, and helped thousands of people just like you decide on the perfect plantation shutters for their home.  But, since this may be your first time considering these timeless window treatments, we’ve compiled a list of the most common questions people ask.  Read these popular questions and get a jump start on your quest for plantation shutters.

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Do Wood Plantation Shutters Really Warp?

Many people who walk into our showroom at Naples Shutter announce, “I’m here to purchase poly composite plantation shutters because my friend told me that wood shutters warp.”  While we joyfully welcome clients that have done their homework and know what they want, we would like to take a minute to de-bunk this common myth.

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Wood vs. Poly: Which Plantation Shutter Material Suits Your Needs?

So, you have decided on plantation shutters to decorate your windows.  Your next decision is whether to choose shutters made from natural wood or man-made poly materials.  Your friends are giving you conflicting information – some say wood, some say poly, and quite frankly, you don’t know which way to turn.  Here is an easy point-by-point breakdown of the pros and cons of each, so that you can choose the plantation shutter material that’s right for you and your home.

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