Great Thinking

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

1.09.2013

ALUMINUM BAHAMA SHUTTERS

Bahama shutters were popularized in the Bahamas and the Caribbean and were designed in a way to secure homes quickly when a hurricane or storm was approaching.  Bahama shutters cover the entire window and can be opened and closed at will, but not in the conventional style of a traditional plantation shutter.  They only open to about a 65 degree angle and are one panel. 

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1.02.2013

NEW YEAR...NEW SHUTTERS.

As another year kicks-off we each inevitably have made a list of goals and a set of plans for the coming year.  Many people’s lists may include a home remodel, a backyard overhaul, a new home purchase, starting that new business or getting that vacation home you have had your eye on for months.  Many of these plans for the new year allow for you to create a space that is uniquely yours.  When incorporating aluminum shutters into your space you are inviting a refreshing look that adds style. 

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12.18.2012

EXTERIOR SHUTTERS...A WALL OF IDEAS

Exterior shutters can add beauty to any space.  If you wish to create a cozy outdoor space that is both stylish and functional enclosing it with aluminum exterior shutters offers a solution for you that caters to both.   

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12.15.2012

ALUMINUM SHUTTERS CREATE THE PERFECT INDOOR OUTDOOR DINING SPACE

Aluminum Shutters were essential to creating this stunning indoor outdoor dining space in this Sydney home.  The owners are keen entertainers often throwing cocktail parties and dinner parties for their friends and family, however previously they had been restricted to a more formal indoor setting, or around the pool for a more casual feel.  What they really wanted to achieve was a place where they could entertain with that outside feel but be able to be protected from the hot sun in summer and safeguard against inclement weather.   

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12.08.2012

PLANTATION SHUTTERS IN RETAIL SPACES

When purchasing items in a store the look and feel of each store can be very different.  From bright lights and colors, to dim lighting with contrasting dark and light décor.  A recent trend has started to enter the retail world giving some stores amazing curb appeal whilst adding an instant solution for light control. 

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11.28.2012

ALUMINUM SHUTTERS

Aluminum shutters are the new revolution in window treatments that is quickly emerging as the popular choice for residential and commercial locations worldwide.  Offering clean lines, the highest quality finishes paired with a material that is durable and maintains the integrity of the traditional wooden shutter.  Aluminum shutters offer unparalleled security features and are available in array of finishes providing a beautiful solution for any space.  

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11.01.2012

EXTERIOR SHUTTERS...THE NEW STATEMENT.

Exterior shutters can enclose a living area while offering a look that is both stylish and functional.  Outdoor kitchens, sitting areas, and gathering places can be securely protected with shutters that are able to weather the elements and offer little intrusion on your space.  The Window Outfitters Weatherwell Elite aluminum shutter range replaces the traditional timber shutter whilst maintaining its look and long time appeal. 

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10.17.2012

EVOLUTION OF THE PLANTATION SHUTTER

While the use of plantation shutters has evolved over the years, the basic design of the plantation shutter has been around since at least the Middle Ages.  Originally designed to promote the free flow of air through a home in warmer climates and shade to lower the temperature of homes, they were formerly installed in window spaces, with no glass.  European colonists who reached the Caribbean and American South recognized the great features of the shutter and began to install them in the interior of their plantation homes.  Due to their popularization in these large homes, many now refer to the shutter as “plantation shutters”.
In ancient Greece plantation shutters were constructed from marble.  The use of such a strong and durable material provided protection for their homes, but the louvers were fixed and immovable.   

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8.28.2012

BLACK PLANTATION SHUTTERS FOR PARISIAN CHIC

Although the overwhelming color trends of today is bold and blocked, take a note from the Parisians who sill know the power of black and white. Think Chanel, Christian Dior, or Yves Saint Laurent. Black and White.  A black and white color scheme adds instant sophistication to a room and timeless elegance. Black Plantation Shutters on a white wall can not 

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8.16.2012

WHY NOT SUBSTITUTE UGLY SECURITY SCREENS AND SECURITY BARDS WITH AN ALUMINUM SHUTTER

I understand that It is important that we keep our homes secure, but until recently our only option was ugly security screens and security bars. You are hard pressed finding any security screen or security bar that doesn't either resemble a jail or looks like a mass of intertwined metal. Security screens ruin the street appeal of so many homes. 

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