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10 Game Room Ideas for Summer Entertaining

10 Game Room Ideas for Summer Entertaining

Many of us have a basement or other spare room that is just waiting to be turned into something to wow guests and provide a welcome break from the stress of the work week. Summer is prime time for entertaining guests and hosting parties, so there’s no time like the present to think about transforming […]

Service Area Spotlight: 10 Things to Do In Richmond, Virginia

Service Area Spotlight: 10 Things to Do In Richmond, Virginia

As the capital of Virginia, there certainly is no shortage of things to do in Richmond. Gorgeous and historical, there’s something for every personality type in town. With the summer travel season in full swing, here’s a look at 10 things to do in Richmond, VA:  Take a Walking Tour of the City Walking tours […]

9 Famous Homes That You Didn't Realize Had Plantation Shutters

9 Famous Homes That You Didn’t Realize Had Plantation Shutters

Drive through any of our service areas, and you’ll be instantly struck by the popularity and beauty of plantation shutters. Historically, plantation shutters have helped control the temperature of a home, keep out pests, and offer residents privacy. Today, they are valued just as much for these historical features as they are for their ability […]

7 Summer Decorating Ideas to Try

7 Summer Decorating Ideas to Try

There’s just something about the summer season that inspires us to refresh and reinvigorate our homes. After all that spring cleaning, it can be richly satisfying to change up your color scheme, update your furniture, or get creative with your existing window treatment. Even simple things, like adding some colorful throw pillows to an otherwise […]

10 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

10 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

Most of the time, your first house isn’t the one you stay in forever. In fact, you’ll likely sell your home and purchase a new one at least a few times in your life. When it comes time to make the big move, the first thing on your mind will be the resale value of […]

Understanding Your Options for Plantation Shutters

Understanding Your Options for Plantation Shutters

Today’s plantation shutters are designed to fit every type of window, from unusually shaped designs and arches to French and sliding glass doors. Interior plantation shutters are easily customized to blend in with your existing home furnishings and overall style. They provide functionality, through light and privacy control, but they also add beauty and value […]

A Look at the History of Plantation Shutters

A Look at the History of Plantation Shutters

The history of plantation shutters is long and rich, which is why it’s so common to spot all-wooden plantation shutters inside the homes of residents across the historic cities of Baltimore, Richmond, Washington, D.C, and their many surrounding areas. Our service areas are filled with history and this window treatment fits seamlessly into the stories […]

What Wood Is Best for Plantation Shutters?

What Wood Is Best for Plantation Shutters?

When shopping around for plantation shutters, you’ve no doubt wondered about the different materials available for this window treatment. Plantation shutters add beauty, value, ambiance, and privacy to any home and are a worthwhile investment, but like any investment, you want to make sure that you’re getting the absolute best in quality. While shutters are […]

How to Clean Plantation Shutters: Follow These 3 Simple Steps

How to Clean Plantation Shutters: Follow These 3 Simple Steps

When searching for window treatments for your home, you have to consider more than simply the way they look now. You should also consider the maintenance they’ll need as months and years go on. Plantation shutters aren’t difficult to care for, but they’re not immune to a build up of dust or grime if neglected. […]

Plantation Shutters vs. Other Window Treatments

Plantation Shutters vs. Other Window Treatments

PDeciding how to dress your windows is one of the first topics that comes up after a home purchase. If the home you purchased already has a treatment, like blinds, you may have found yourself wondering if your existing window treatment is providing you with the best in appearance, maintenance, and home value. When choosing […]