Shenandoah Shutters Proudly Serves Gloucester County, Virginia
Gloucester County has many connections to American history, from its name (after Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester in the 1600s) to its place in the history books as the home of Chief Powhatan and Princess Pocahontas. Early Gloucester thrived on tobacco crops and production. As a result, many stylish homes and estates that benefited from this early industry still exist today. Virginia’s Historic Garden Week takes visitors and residents on a tour of these stunning homes and farms.
County history states that early settlers to Gloucester brought daffodil bulbs along with them as reminders of home. They planted the bulbs and, by the 1930s, Gloucester County was known as the Daffodil Capital of America. Every year, Gloucester County hosts a daffodil festival to celebrate the county’s blooming heritage.
Cities in Gloucester County include Gloucester and Gloucester Point, while Richmond is only an hour away.
Plantation Shutters In Gloucester County, Virginia
Plantation shutters are common in Gloucester County thanks to the many colonial and country style homes of this historic area. Shenandoah Shutters has been providing custom made, hardwood plantation shutters to scenic Virginia since the 1990s. With plantation shutters, you can control the level of sunlight that enters your home in a more precise way than with blinds or fabric window treatments. When you adjust the louvers (wooden slats) of your plantation shutters, you set the ambiance of each room in your home. Whether you want to let in more of the gorgeous Virginia sunset or close the louvers for a little more privacy, plantation shutters add warmth and coziness to every part of your house. Plantation shutters are also known for increasing your home’s resale value and making your home more energy-efficient, too.
While traditional hardwood plantation shutters are common in Gloucester County, you can choose a traditional or modern style for your home. For instance, with our own, patented Softedge design, you can install plantation shutters on tilt-in or casement windows without a boxy frame. You can also enjoy plantation shutters on your sunbursts, arches, French doors, and sidelights. No window is too oddly shaped for the handcrafted shutters at Shenandoah Shutters.
Each plantation shutter is built by our experienced woodworking employees in Richmond, close enough to Gloucester County for you to visit and tour our woodshop. We use fine American woods and take into consideration how each wood type pairs with your chosen stain or color. For example, since yellow poplar is usually a natural blend of many colors, we pair it with our cream shades for a bright, lively color. We use the more even basswood for rich stains that continue to deepen over time. You can also request specialty woods, like oak or cherry. We can help you match your plantation shutters with your existing wooden furniture, moulding, or even fabric window treatment. All of our plantation shutters are hand finished with a beautiful silken lacquer shine.
Contact Shenandoah Shutters today for more information on how we can provide window service for your Gloucester County home. If you can’t make it to Richmond to experience our woodshop, our design consultants will come to your home with samples, louvers, studio shots, and everything else you need to make the right decision for your home.