Announcing the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Todd Hansen A new year means a new chance to upgrade your home design, and stunning new shots of shutters from homeowners in Orlando and across the country. That also means a new Share Your Shutters contest winner, 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 country whose homes can benefit from Polywood shutters no matter the time of year. Even when not closed tightly like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a huge amount of sunlight from entering the home. In Elk Grove or in Orlando, that’s a plus for any savvy homeowner who wants total light control in their space.Plantation shutters also block energy transfer through the windows, making them great 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 cozier home and money saved each month with lower energy bills.Katie’s shutters also capitalize on some newer home design trends. Neutral-hued backdrops such as her tan wall are becoming exceedingly popular, with differing splashes of colors–in this case the white of the Polywood shutters–providing points of interest throughout the space. Offered in a range of white and off-white hues, plantation shutters can fill a great niche in contemporary interior design.As our latest Share Your Shutters winner, Katie wins a $100 gift certificate to a California restaurant, in addition to having her wonderful shutters featured alongside our past winners.Have you recently installed beautiful plantation shutters from Sunburst Shutters that you want to show off? Find Sunburst Shutters Orlando on Facebook and share a photo of your window treatments with the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you may be our next featured winner!