Great Thinking

Welcome to the Great Thinking Blog post by The Window Outfitters, United States of America.

6.06.2014

HOW TO CREATE A PRIVATE RETREAT WITH PATIO ENCLOSURES

In the recent 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), it was reported that consumer demand remains strong for attractively designed landscapes for entertaining and relaxing. The survey also showed continuing popularity for both sustainable and low-maintenance design. 

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11.05.2013

LOOKING FOR A SHUTTER COMPANY?

Shutters are a favorite among home decorators, interior designer and home renovators and there are many shutter companies out there, but not all shutter companies are the same. The Window Outfitters – TWO – is a shutter company with a difference, created out of a long love of window furnishings.  

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10.25.2013

ALUMINUM SHUTTERS: LOW MAINTENANCE. GREAT LIVING.

As family and personal schedules become more and more hectic, products that minimize maintenance around the home are highly prized. Aluminum may be a less familiar choice for shutters, but they are an innovative and excellent selection for home interiors and exteriors. Highly durable, aluminum shutters are also low-maintenance and extremely straightforward to clean. Low maintenance provides for great living, but importantly, aluminum adds a unique design feature to living spaces. 

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10.18.2013

HOUSE SHUTTERS: 5 MOODS FOR 5 ROOMS

House shutters have long been admired for their sophisticated street appeal, as they create stylish impact for home facades and exterior windows. House shutters, including aluminum and timber shutters, can be used for both dramatic and soothing effect within the home, particularly when they are chosen as part of a color theme or an integrated interior color palette.   

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10.11.2013

TRANSFORM YOUR HOME WITH CUSTOM SHUTTERS

The desire to personalize items to be ‘ours’ is inherently part of human nature. From simple ringtones through to home design, customization is sought after to reflect our personality, taste and interests. Custom-built and designed homes are highly coveted.  

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10.05.2013

HISTORY OF PLANTATION SHUTTERS

Plantation blinds, or plantation shutters, have a long history with origins considered to date back to ancient Greece. It is understood these first shutters were constructed from a natural stone like marble with fixed louvers.  

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9.27.2013

EXTERIOR WINDOW SHUTTERS FOR SUN PROTECTION

Sunlight is an important consideration in the design of any home. Understanding the sun’s orientation through the day, the way the light hits the house and seasonal changes, all impact on home living. 

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9.18.2013

HARDWOOD TIMBER SHUTTERS AND SUSTAINABILITY

Today there is an increasing desire to consider sustainability in both housing and home product choices. The Center for Sustainable Economy encourages us to: “choose sustainable building materials, furnishings, and cleaning products”. However, choosing such sustainable products can be difficult to navigate.  

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9.11.2013

WOODEN SHUTTERS FOR ALL WINDOW SHAPES

When we call to mind the image of a window it is usually of a rectangular shape. Traditional windows and window frames, such as these featuring wooden shutters, are the most prevalent style in homes today.  

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9.05.2013

WOOD SHUTTERS IN COLORS EQUAL TO YOUR IMAGINATION

Pick up any home magazine and you will find an article on the theme of colors; brightening your home with splashes of color, designer color palettes and color transformations. The reason? Colors are directly connected to our moods and the way we feel.  

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