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Are Plantation Shutters Right for You?

Have you been considering making some changes to your home? You might be getting ready to put it up for sale, or you just might be tired of the same old look. If so, there are some great ideas that you might want to consider that could be a little out of the ordinary. For example, instead of just painting your walls or rearranging some furniture, why not instead look into having a set of window shutters installed in your home? This can be a great idea, no matter what your reasons may be for having some work done at home.

Of course, there are many other things that you can do at home to make your house a nicer place to live, or to increase its value so that you can sell it for a great price.…

Forgotten Maintenance: Prioritizing Overlooked Repairs in Your Home

Most repairs within the home are obvious ones, from a tripped breaker on the electrical panel to holes in the drywall. You may not realize that there are a few hidden areas that don’t receive the attention that they deserve. Before a minor repair turns into a major problem, take a look at these overlooked areas around the home. You’ll save money as a result of your efforts.

 


Leaky Roofs

From a curbside view, your roof might look spectacular. You may have a leak that’s not quite obvious from the ground, however. Venture into the attic with a flashlight. Take a look at the roof from an interior view. Damp areas are obvious concerns, but also look for yellowed sections. This color indicates an older leak that has dried. If you find any signs of leakage, a roofer should be called. They can find the origination point and fix it.…

Shutters You Can Close with a Switch

I always wanted plantation shutters in the worst way possible. I grew up in the South where you used to see these shutters in almost every dwelling in the city. There’s a reason these shutters appeared in that part of the country (and are used in tropical climes around the world as well), and it’s because you have to deal with a lot of hot sun and humidity. These blinds control the sun that comes into the room while allowing the breeze to move hot air around. You couldn’t live without these things back in the day.

They’re not as necessary with the convenience of air conditioning, but they do look outstanding in a room and they still work wonders with keeping out the sunlight, especially if you have windows that are exposed to the sun for hours a day. That’s the dilemma I’m in and curtains just never cut …