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Please find our recent articles below!  Our goal is to help you maximize the beauty and value of your home.

Home Improvements to Increase Your Resale Value
Boosting the resell value of your home is essential when you are hoping to get the most you can out of your home. The right upgrades to your home will improve the visibility of the home, and can boost the overall value of your home. Use these tips to make some changes to your home.  READ MORE

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How To Choose Shutter Colors That Accentuates Your Home’s Personality
Are you looking for the best way to change the look of your home? Selecting new window shutter colors is a great way to make your home stand out and give it a major facelift. However, figuring out what the best colors to use can be overwhelming. Here is a guide to help you learn how to pick window shutter colors that properly compliment your home. READ MORE

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Different Shutters and Styles for Different Rooms in the House
It’s time to ditch your drab blinds and heavy curtains and become a loyal fan of custom shutters! Unlike big curtains and drapes that create a gloomy and weighty sensation around the house, these light weighted shutters will evoke a touch of open feeling and endow your rooms with life. When it comes to decorating your home, customized shutters are guaranteed to enhance your home’s beauty by accenting each room’s specific style. Whether your living room needs more airflow or your bedroom needs more privacy, there is a shutter perfect for all your needs. READ MORE

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What to Look For When Choosing Your Shutters
First things first, how large are your windows? Size is the most important thing to consider when choosing the right shutters for your rooms. If the shutters are too big, it will feel like your windows are drowning. Shutters that are too small will feel awkward and tasteless.  Read More

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Shutters vs Curtains
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your home with new window coverings or considering replacing old ones, the process of choosing the right products can be an overwhelming task. With various options for shutters vs. curtains, French Brothers Custom Shutters is here to help you decide the proper installation. After weighing the benefits of each, we recommend shutters over curtains as a better long-term investment for your home renovation.  READ MORE

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How to Beat the Heat with Shutters
Many homeowners are unaware of the amount of solar heat that enters through their windows. Yet with the annual cooling cost adding up to a stunning number of $11 billion, it is difficult for even the most ignored homeowners to miss the reality. A leaky window creates a leaky wallet, and homeowners are fighting back to keep their cooling bills down without compromising the comfort of their home. While sealing your windows by using weatherstrips and other tools will reduce energy loss, installing your home with shutters is in itself, a smart energy-saving and cost-effective investment.  Read More

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Treat Your Window with Shutters to create “Open” Feeling
Decorating a home can be difficult. Everything from the floor to the ceiling and to the walls are expected to harmonize and capture the “exact feel” you want. The type of materials, colors, along with many factors are carefully considered so that there will be no clashing in patterns, and the entire home will be designed “just perfectly.” Unfortunately, the task of home decoration gets no easier when it comes to window treatment.  Read More

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Fun Facts About Shutters
Did you know that the history of shutters dates all the way back to the ancient Greek civilization? They made the use of shutters for shields which protected them from the sun. They also protected their homes from intruders, rodents, bugs and other animals.  Read More

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Must Haves For Your Next Remodel
Remodeling your home is a task not to be taken lightly. It involves serious changes to your living environment, which costs a tremendous amount of time, money and effort. Remodeling is an excellent way to give your home a face-lift and add extra value in the market. Read More

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DIY Refurbish Your Old Shutters
If you’re thinking about replacing your shutters but you’re not quite sure what to do with your old ones, consider refurbishing them rather than tossing them out. While they may not be suitable for your windows anymore, there are a number of decorative and functional uses for old shutters. Check out some of these creative uses for old shutters and get inspired. READ MORE

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Vinyl Shutters vs Wood Shutters
Interior window shutters have always been very popular, but with new styles and materials that bring new benefits they are even more popular today. Indoor window shutters, commonly plantation shutters, boast numerous benefits besides simply adding to the beauty of your home. These days, interior window shutters can be fitted into any window frame and made to match nearly any home décor theme needed. READ MORE

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Wooden Interior Shutters
Wooden shutters are definitely more popular than vinyl for multiple reasons, but mainly because vinyl shutters are cheaply made which is why they are much cheaper than wood. Not that all vinyl shutters are bad, but beware the extra cheap ones.  READ MORE

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Caring for Your Shutters
Shutter care depends largely upon the style of shutters you have in your home and the materials that they are made from. Wooden plantation shutters, for example, will require different day-to-day maintenance than polysynthetic shutters. READ MORE

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Benefits of Exterior Shutters
Exterior window shutters typically come in two types and are installed on the outside of the home. They can be made from aluminum, fiberglass, plastic, steel, vinyl or wood depending on which window shutter type fits your needs. READ MORE

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White Shtuters for Spring
Springtime is on the horizon and is not only brightening the outside, but the inside of many homes as well. In the early Spring months the weather transitions to a lively and vibrant atmosphere and it is time to do the same in your home. Let the natural light and breeze flow through your home and bring in the Spring energy. Read More

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Exterior vs Interior Shutters
Over the years many people have switched from blinds and curtains to the more popular alternative, window shutters. There are numerous benefits that come with window shutters as they are efficient, effective and attractive whether placed inside or outside of your home. However, though they share similar characteristics, shutters have fairly significant differences that should be considered when deciding between interior or exterior window shutters. READ MORE

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How Shutters are Made
When it comes to making custom window shutters and installation, we get many questions regarding the framework, panels and most commonly, ‘What are louvers?” With that said, it is high time we wrote a piece detailing how shutters are made and how they are installed, let us show you how we do things at French Brothers Custom Shutters.

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Stance on Shutters: Blinds vs Shutters
Many people don’t know the difference between blinds and shutters, and the difference is simply a matter of preference. Interior window coverings can both enhance the beauty and functionality of your living space, making them a great home improvement choice. It can get complicated once the window coverings are to be chosen.

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The Benefits of Aluminum Shutters
Window shutters come with numerous benefits, but their most practical feature is it’s ability to protect you from natures elemtns. Typically wood is the more popular choice because it is very attractive and can still get the job done on the interior. However, for exterior window shutters, aluminum is giving wood a run for its money. Aluminum is extremely durable and makes for a solid decision when it comes to exterior window shutters.

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Living in Luxury: Custom Closet Style Basics
Living in luxury is no easy feat to accomplish. Decorating your home with small touches of elegance can give the feel of luxury without the price.

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Budget Friendly Shutter Guide
Wood offers superior durability and temperature control when compared to many other types of shutter materials. The most popular custom wood shutters are constructed using different types of wood.