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Plantation Shutters Boost Privacy in Any Setting

Privacy, whether at home or at work, is highly-prized but not often achieved. Privacy begins with a state of mind and grows to include physical surroundings. With 79% of the U.S. population living in urban areas and population density being between 2,300 (Ketchikan, Alaska) and 69,000+ (Manhattan, New York) in incorporated...
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Tips To Effectively Measure Your Windows for Interior Shutters

Tips To Effectively Measure Your Windows for Interior Shutters
Proper fit is essential for your plantation shutters. Measuring the window opening is not difficult, but it has to be done correctly to ensure that the shutters fit correctly and look their best. It is also necessary for them to shut out light and outside temperatures. When measuring, you should always use a steel measuring tape.

Measuring for an Inside Mount Installation

Shutters with an inside mount cover only the inside of the opening. To get the width measurement, you will measure between the side window jambs or casings. You should also take a diagonal measurement from the top left to the bottom right. The height is measured from the inside edge of the top casing to the window sill (or floor, if the shutters will extend that far). At Eclipse Shutters, we recommend measuring in three places for both the width and height. Measure the inside width at top, middle and bottom and record the smallest measurement and round down to the nearest 1/8”. Measure the height at left, middle, and right and record the smallest measurement and round down to the nearest 1/8”. If your window is 3/8 inch or more out of square, you likely need an outside mount.
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Best Window Treatments for the Bedroom

Best Window Treatments for the Bedroom
If your bedroom is long overdue for a makeover, don't just buy a new comforter set, splash a few gallons of paint on the walls or splurge on high-end furniture. Your trusted plantation shutters dealer urges you to pay attention to the windows too.

The windows are where function and form meet, making them a focal point of every room in your house. The amount of natural light flowing into a space can dramatically alter its feel and flow, not to mention increase privacy and make for a more comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. If there is one thing we cannot stress enough, it is to choose your window treatments wisely. With more than enough styles, designs and colors to consider, let this guide help you make the perfect investment for your bedroom upgrade.
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