Congratulations to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Nate Gromen The start of a new year means new opportunities to revamp your home design, and stunning new examples of shutters from homeowners in Cleveland and across the country. It also means a new winner for our Share Your Shutters contest, and the winner for January 2017 is Katie S. of Elk Grove, California for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove is located in Northern California and is just one of several towns around the country whose homes can benefit from Polywood shutters no matter the time of year. Even when somewhat open like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a good amount of outside light from flooding into the home. In Elk Grove or in Cleveland, that’s a good thing for any savvy homeowner who wants a lot of customizability in their space.Plantation shutters also block energy transfer through the windows, which makes them great for homeowners who experience blistering summers or frigid winters, or who just want to maximize their home’s energy efficiency. That adds up to a more liveable home and money saved every month with lower energy bills.Katie’s new shutters also capitalize on some newer home design trends. Neutral-toned settings such as her brown wall are becoming extremely stylish, with differing instances of colors–in this example the white of the Polywood shutters–working as points of interest throughout the room. Offered in a range of white and off-white shades, plantation shutters can fill a nice niche in contemporary home design.As the winner of our Share Your Shutters contest, Katie will receive a $100 gift certificate to a nearby restaurant, as well as getting her awesome shutters featured alongside our past winners.Have you recently installed beautiful plantation shutters from Sunburst Shutters that you want to show off? Find Sunburst Shutters Cleveland on Facebook and share a photo of your shutters using the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you might be our next winner!