We were approached by a noted interior designer to design shutters to suit a customer's unique specifications. The request was for shutters with two side controls placed on the outside edges of the shutters rather than the center. The louver size needed to be large to accommodate sweeping areas of glass, however the client preferred the final product to be as streamlined as possible. With this in mind, we fabricated several samples with a distinct louver size to replicate the shutters the customer had in a previous home. One style was approved by the customer, the shutters were crafted in our factory, and carefully installed in the customer's home. The customer and her husband were impressed by the final product and agreed that the shutters exactly replicated what they had before. This is an example of how great design combined with the client's valuable input can produce superb results.
When the word 'custom' is mentioned, the fear of overwhelming prices often comes to mind. The fact that Newport Custom Shutters has the word 'custom' in its business name does not signify that our shutters are more expensive. Our bids are usually very close to comparable products made in China and in many cases much lower than our competitors. Since we are the manufacturer, we can pass on the savings to you, our client. Call today for our free-in-home design estimate and you will be pleasantly surprised at how competitive shutters made in the USA can be. Couple that with a short lead time of 3-4 weeks, instead of 8-12 from overseas and we think you will be sold on all the features we have to offer.
Exterior shutters make a substantial statement to the outside of your home. They define a home as stately, traditional, or classic depending upon the style of shutter used. The actual louver size in the shutter can vary from 1-1/4" to 3-1/2" in width. Exterior shutters can also come in the style of raised panels with no louvers at all. The choice is usually made in accordance with the architectural style of the house. The exterior shutters may have decorative moldings or contain very clean simple square lines. Newport Custom Shutters manufactures our exterior shutters out of western red cedar. This material will weather to a beautiful silver grey if left unfinished, it may be clear coated, or painted to match the trim of your home. Contact Newport Custom Shutters for more information on the fine exterior shutters made right here in our woodshop in Redmond.
Installing shutters in Seattle is a key to winter warmth. Glass windows account for approximately 60% of heat loss during the cooler months. This loss can be rectified by reducing the cold that is being transferred through the glass. One cost effective solution, which doesn't involve major structural work is installing wood shutters on the inside of the glass areas. Testing has demonstrated that the reduction in heat loss is over 50% when shutters are installed. This is a terrific solution for your comfort during these cooler winter months and is also a great long term solution for the environment.