Announcing the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Matt Thelander The start of a new year means a new chance to upgrade your interior design, and gorgeous new shots of shutters in houses in New York City and across the country. The new year also means a new winner for our Share Your Shutters contest, and the first of 2017 is Elk Grove, California homeowner Katie S. for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove is located in Northern California and is just one of several cities around the U.S. in which homes can benefit from Polywood shutters no matter the season. Even when not closed tightly 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 New York City, that’s a boon to any savvy homeowner who wants a lot of customizability in their space. Plantation shutters also block thermal energy, which makes them perfect for homeowners who experience scorching summers or harsh winters, or who just want to max out their home’s energy efficiency. That adds up to a more liveable home and money saved every month with reduced utility bills. Katie’s shutters also capitalize on some newer home design trends. Neutral-hued backgrounds such as her beige wall are becoming extremely fashionable, with contrasting instances of colors–in Katie’s home the white of the Polywood shutters–working as points of interest throughout the room. Available in a range of white and off-white shades, plantation shutters can fill a great niche in contemporary home design. As our latest Share Your Shutters winner, Katie will receive a $100 gift card to a local restaurant, and will have her awesome shutters featured with our previous winners. Have you recently had plantation shutters installed in your home that you want others to see? Find Sunburst Shutters New York on Facebook and share a picture of your shutters using the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you might be our next winner!