Perhaps the idea of replacing the siding on your home with a new color or splurging for a new front door is overwhelming (from the amount of work to the price tag), but you still have options if you’re hoping to spruce up your home. Exterior shutters can transform the look of nearly any house. Create a more welcoming look or showcase the home’s style with a specific shutter color and shutter hardware. The accent pieces may seem trivial, but these home transformations showcase just how important a small change can be.
Whether you’re planning to put your home on the market, or just want to enjoy pulling into your driveway each day, adding shutters with custom plate pintles and hardware can vastly improve your home’s curb appeal.
It’s amazing the difference new hardware can have on your home, but don’t stop with just the house numbers and the front porch light fixture. Exterior shutter hardware can add style and interest to your home’s exterior. When it comes to hardware like shutter holdbacks or lag pintles, a bronze finish looks nice on traditional homes while a nickel finish best suits contemporary homes.
Symmetry is pleasing to the eye, not just with human characteristics, but also with your home. Adding shutters to the exterior of your home helps create a balanced look. If you’ve taken a glance at your house and just thought, “something’s missing,” shutters, or accessories to customize your look could be the missing piece. Shutters and shutter hardware are especially helpful if your home has an unbalanced number of windows or if the windows are different sizes. The shutters create the perfect frame, adding character and evenness.
What type of feel are you creating with your home? Perhaps you’re going for a Cape Cod feel or a mountain cabin retreat. Based on what type of environment you want to build, the color of your shutters matters.
Traditional style homes tend to favor dark colored shutters against a light (typically white) home, while beach cottages use a variety of light blues and greens to mimic the ocean feel. Decide the feel of your home and choose your shutter color based on that. Your shutter color may also play into what type of shutter hardware works best. From simple plate pintles to stainless steel straight straps, the pieces work together to form a cohesive look that makes your home inviting.
The bottom line is shutters should enhance the look of your home, not detract from it, so considering the look your desire and what colors and pieces build that look is important. As with many features of your home, the details are important, and showcasing the functionality of your shutters with unique shutter hinges and hardware will help create depth and offer a richer look.