Congratulations to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Kasey Udy The start of a new year means new opportunities to upgrade your interior design, and beautiful new shots of shutters from homeowners in St. George and across the country. That also means a new Share Your Shutters contest winner, 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 U.S. in which homes can benefit from Polywood shutters year-round. Even when not closed tightly like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a good amount of sunlight from flooding into the home. In Elk Grove or in St. George, that’s a boon to any design-minded homeowner who wants a lot of customizability in their space. Plantation shutters also block energy transfer through the windows, which makes them perfect for homeowners who experience scorching summers or harsh winters, or who just want to up their home’s energy efficiency. That adds up to a cozier home and money saved each month with reduced utility bills. Katie’s shutters also take advantage of some newer home design trends. Neutral-hued backdrops such as her brown wall are becoming very stylish, with contrasting instances 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 great role in contemporary interior design. As the winner of our Share Your Shutters contest, Katie will receive a $100 gift card to a California restaurant, in addition to having her wonderful shutters featured with our previous winners. Have you recently had plantation shutters put in your house that you want the world to see? Find Sunburst Shutters St. George on Facebook and share a photo of your shutters using the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you could be the next contest winner!