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.
A busy retired professional couple were ready to renovate their Bellevue condominium and add shutters to their windows. They chose Newport Shutters to craft these shutters and then as the project progressed asked if we could also make shoji screens. Our production facility in Redmond allows us to be able to size our own wood and do all our finishing inhouse. As a result we were well-equiped to make these beautiful shoji screens in addition to the shutters. They turned out superb!
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.