Friday, February 10, 2012

Beauty and Quality to Any Decor

When it comes to window coverings, most people are unsure what to use to meet their particular need. While there are many window coverings on the market today, every product has a distinctive look and purpose.

The selection of window coverings can be guided by both your imagination and your own good taste. You need not make costly mistakes when there is professional help available to advise and direct you.

Plan for how your windows will look from the outside by using compatible window coverings both upstairs and down on windows facing the street. Remember that your window covering set the mood for your home and make a statement about your decor.

Do you need window coverings that block out all light? Or treatments that let in light and still insulate windows to block heat and cold? How much color do you want on the windows? These are important questions to answer yourself.

Next, ask questions of the professional who is helping you. Together you two can figure out what works on each window and you can let the professional show you how to create consistency in your decor from room to room.

Take chatters, fro example. They are extremely versatile and add ambient value to your home. They offer so much and give you so many options for controlling light and the hot Utah sun. With just a slight tilt, you can see outside and still let in the light you need. Open the shutters wide and have an unobstructed view of the mountains or of your backyard oasis.

The plantation shutters of the 90's will take you into the next century in style. With new technology you can choose hardwoods like Walnut, Cherry, Oak, Alder and Basswood for elegant stained shutters that are milled, stained and finished to perfection. Woods like Knotty Pine and Knotty Alder also do well in exposed knot or rustic shutter applications.

In addition, new High Density Fiberboard, which meets the high standards of professional woodworkers and craftsmen, is now available. This is a fine paint grade wood that meets your quest for both quality and beauty. HDF is extremely durable and warp-free. Other alternatives for the custom shutter industry are Thermolite, Polylite and Ultralite synthetics and composites.

When looking for a custom shutter manufacturer, find an experienced craftsman who has an extensive woodworking background, the proper automated machinery to do fine work and one who can offer you a full range of options.

Ask for an in-home presentation by a professional shutter designer who can show you samples of different-sized louvers and who will correctly measure your window. Be sure they custom-manufature shutters and mounting boards just for your home, and that they are a reputable company who stand behind their work.

For a full-service consultation on long-lasting quality shutters in your home or office, you can call Stanfield Shutter Co., In., at (801) 467-8823 or e-mail at