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Window Shutter Style Guide

by Ronald Bixby 07/11/2022

While most modern homes don't use window shutters for their original purpose, they remain a popular way to decorate the exterior of the home. If you're thinking of adding shutters to your exterior, it's important to know your options. Here is a guide to the four main types of shutters you'll find on the market today:

Raised Panel

Raised panel shutters are sleek and simple. The aesthetic matches kitchen cabinet doors with a single or double raised panel. This type of shutter is incredibly versatile and can work well with almost any exterior design style, including Victorian, Colonial, Ranch, French Country and Cape Cod.

Louvered

Louvered shutters are a common type of shutter with angled horizontal slats. The slats let light through the shutter and also make a more defined statement than the simpler raised panel option. Louvered shutters are also very versatile and will come off great on a variety of home styles, no matter how casual or ornate.

Board and Batten (BnB)

Board and batten shutters, also called BnB shutters, have simple construction and rustic charm. Reminiscent of barn doors, board and batten shutters are made of several boards held together by a thin cross-panel. The cross-panel can be horizontal or placed at an angle. These shutters have a more specific design style and work best with Mediterranean, Cape Cod, Ranch and French Country homes.

Bahama

Bahama shutters are also called Bermuda shutters. They're similar to louvered shutters because they also have narrow slats to let air and light pass through. However, the major difference is they attach at the top of the window instead of the sides. They're a common feature on homes in tropical climates but work well with a variety of architectural styles.

Within these four main types you'll find a wide variety of styles, colors and materials. With this basic knowledge, you'll be able to tell the difference between various shutter styles and choose the best option for your windows.

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Ronald Bixby

Hi, I'm Ronald Bixby and I'd love to assist you. Honor, Respect, and Integrity...These are qualities that were instilled in a small town in upstate NY and reaffirmed in the US Navy. I was raised in a town called Horseheads. After graduating High school, I decided to see the world and I went into the Navy. Although I wanted to see the world, I ended up joining the submarine force and unfortunately, they don't have too many windows on subs! After getting out of the Navy, I found myself with an opportunity to get into the restaurant business and that's where I spent the next 30 years. I am blessed with an amazing wife, who is my rock, 4 beautiful daughters, and a son... Parenthood has a way of keeping you on your toes! However, thinking that I was missing something, I decided to make a change and started exploring the Real Estate business, and the more I looked into it, the more I knew this was the right profession for me. I like to help people and assisting a family buy or sell a home is a fantastic opportunity to do just that. If I can make someone half as happy as I am...it's a great day. Let me help you be happy.