Congratulations to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Holly Perron The start of a new year means new opportunities to revamp your home design, and beautiful new examples of shutters in houses in Hartford and across the country. The new year also means a new winner for our Share Your Shutters contest, and the first of 2017 is Elk Grove, California homeowner Katie S. for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove in Northern California is just one of the many towns around the country in which homes can benefit from Polywood shutters all throughout the year. Even when slightly ajar like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a huge amount of outside light from flooding into the home. In Elk Grove as well as in Hartford, that’s a boon to any savvy homeowner who wants total light control in their space.Plantation shutters also block energy transfer through the windows, making them ideal for homeowners who experience blistering summers or frigid winters, or who just want to max out their home’s energy efficiency. That results in a more liveable home and cash back in your pocket each month with reduced energy bills.Katie’s new shutters also capitalize on some newer home design trends. Neutral-hued backgrounds such as her beige wall are becoming very stylish, with differing splashes of colors–in this example the white of the Polywood shutters–serving as points of interest throughout the space. Offered in different white and off-white shades, plantation shutters can fill a nice role in modern interior design.As our latest Share Your Shutters winner, Katie wins a $100 gift certificate to a California restaurant, as well as getting her awesome shutters featured with our past winners.Have you recently had plantation shutters put in your house that you want the world to see? Find Sunburst Shutters Hartford on Facebook and share a picture of your window treatments with the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you might be our next featured winner!