Announcing the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Lisa Renee Nieberding The new year means new opportunities to upgrade your interior design, and beautiful new shots of shutters from homeowners in Cincinnati and across the country. It also means a new Share Your Shutters contest winner, and the winner for January 2017 is Katie S. of Elk Grove, California for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove is located in Northern California and is just one of the many places around the country in which homes can benefit from Polywood shutters all throughout the year. Even when not closed tightly like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a good amount of sunlight from flooding into the home. In Elk Grove as well as in Cincinnati, that’s a boon to any savvy homeowner who wants a lot of customizability in their space.Plantation shutters also block energy transfer through the windows, which makes them perfect for homeowners who experience scorching summers or cold winters, or who just want to up their home’s energy efficiency. That results in a more comfortable home and money saved each month with lower utility bills.Katie’s new shutters also capitalize on some newer home design trends. Neutral-hued backgrounds such as her beige wall are becoming very fashionable, with contrasting splashes of colors–in this case the white of the Polywood shutters–providing points of interest throughout the space. Offered in various white and off-white colors, plantation shutters can fill a great niche in contemporary home design.As our winner, Katie wins a $100 gift card to a nearby restaurant, in addition to having her plantation shutters featured alongside our previous winners.Have you recently had plantation shutters installed in your house that you want the world to see? Find Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati on Facebook and share a picture of your shutters using the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you might be our next featured winner!