When to Shutter and When NOT to Shutter

Exterior designer Catherine Arensberg shares the rules for window shutters.

If your house was built after the 1960s, odds are your house came with shutters whether or not it made any sense whatsoever with the style of your windows. It’s like whoever designed houses back then all owned stock in a shutter factory. And no, not working shutters. Shutters that just nail directly to the house without any hope of ever covering a window in the event of what a shutter is actually intended to be used for. Despite what most people think, shutters aren’t earrings for your windows. They are there to cover the glass of a window in the event of a storm to protect the window from flying debris!

I tell you more about it in the video below:

Catherine Arensberg is an exterior designer who specializes in finding ways to create your ultimate outdoor space, no matter the budget. This space was designed for an episode of Catherine’s web series, Simple.Honest.Design. Janie’s courtyard episode will release Septermber 11, 2019. Learn more here: catherinearensberg.com

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