Last updated 7 days ago
Plantation shutters are unlike traditional shutters. They have wider louvers and many of them feature dividing rails. A beautiful window treatment like plantation shutters can instantly transform a room. They add notes of grace and sophistication to any home, creating a well-balanced feel in the overall design scheme.
The aesthetic appeal of a set of custom made plantation shutters is undeniable. Expert installers can accurately measure your windows and create shutters to fit them precisely. You can have your plantation shutters created from your choice of materials and colors to match your existing home décor for a flawless look.
Although curtains are a perennial favorite among homeowners, the versatility and practicality of plantation shutters is unmatched. Unlike curtains, you can easily use your plantation shutters to create privacy in your home while letting in the sunlight. If you choose to have your custom made plantation shutters created with a dividing rail, for example, you can close the bottom half of the shutters for privacy while leaving the top half open.
Increased Property Value
In addition to the aesthetic appeal of plantation shutters, they help enhance your home by increasing its value. Unlike other types of window treatments, plantation shutters are considered to be a semi-permanent fixture. They are built specially for each window. Homebuyers often choose to retain the original plantation shutters.
Decreased Energy Costs
This type of window treatment is also ideal for homeowners who are environmentally conscious or simply wish to save some money on their utility bills. By opening the shutters, you can let sunlight gently warm your home.
If you’re curious about whether plantation shutters can improve the appearance and function of your home, schedule a free design consultation today! Call the professionals of Bay Home & Window in San Francisco to discuss your window treatment needs. Contact us at (925) 401-3951 and ask us about our available products and materials.
Last updated 15 days ago
Your retirement years should be a time to relax, and enjoy the company of your friends and family members. You’ve worked hard for your accomplishments and now it’s time to let others do the heavy lifting for you. Many retirees choose to simplify their lives by downsizing their homes and reducing clutter. Consider using the following organizational systems for your home to beautify your space and reduce your day-to-day stress.
Do you have a disorganized DVD or CD collection? Do you have trouble finding the movie you want to watch? Consider having a custom-built media center installed in your family room. Your media center can be built to your specifications to showcase your collection. As an added bonus, it will house speakers and loose wires to reduce clutter and eliminate the risk of tripping over stray components. Your new media center can serve as a beautiful focal point for hosting family get-togethers or holiday parties.
Custom Closet Designs
Over the years, you’ve probably accumulated an impressive collection of miscellaneous possessions. There’s no need to waste your retirement years wading through your possessions to find what you want. A custom closet design can simplify your life by keeping your treasures organized and tidy. Custom closet designs may be simple reach-in systems or luxurious walk-in systems. You can redesign your bedroom closet and linen closet, and add similar organizational systems to your mud room and pantry.
Home Office Systems
Many people decide to start their own business or pick up a new hobby to keep themselves busy in their golden years. Now is a great time to design your own home office! You can convert an entire room or a smaller space to create an organized, inspirational work area.
The organizational system experts at Bay Home & Window will conduct a free design consultation for your home to assess your needs and discuss your preferences. Our organization systems include custom closet designs, home office systems, and custom media centers. San Francisco-area residents can schedule a consultation today by calling (925) 401-3951.
Last updated 21 days ago
Creating a color palette for your home can quickly become overwhelming. You may find many colors you like and have trouble deciding among them, or you might have a hard time visualizing what color from a paint chip will look like on your wall. When choosing your colors, remember to match them to the architectural features of your home, such as your flooring and cabinetry.
As you’ll learn by watching this video, it’s also a good idea to purchase samples of paint once you’ve narrowed down your choices. Paint your favorite colors on a wall and evaluate what the colors look like with different lighting at different times of the day.
You can get some helpful design tips by scheduling a free design consultation for your home. Call (925) 401-3951 to reach the plantation shutter experts of Bay Home & Window in San Francisco.
Last updated 27 days ago
Many people dream of the day they’ll finally have the time to organize their homes, including their messy, disorganized garages. If you’re in your retirement years, you can finally tackle those projects you’ve been putting off. You’ve likely accumulated quite a lot of possessions over the years, and many of them are probably sitting in your garage. While it might seem like just a pile of junk, did you know that many people unexpectedly find valuables hidden in their garages?
Such was the case of two real estate investors who recently bought an investment property. They found priceless artwork in the garage, along with notes and journals from the artist himself, Arthur Pinajian. The artwork turned out to be much more valuable than the property. Even if you haven’t been collecting artwork over the years, you might be surprised at the value of old magazines and antiques.
De-cluttering your garage can seem like an overwhelming task; however, the custom organizational systems available from Bay Home & Window can make it a breeze! Call (925) 401-3951 to speak with a friendly representative at our showroom in San Francisco and ask us about our custom organizational products.
Last updated 1 month ago
Whether you are planning to sell your home in the next few months, the coming years, or you have no intention of putting your home on the market at all, you should try to do everything you can to increase the appraisal value of your home. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to enhance the value of your home is by installing new plantation shutters. Here is a quick look at some of the ways plantation shutters can make your home more marketable.
There are many window treatments to choose from, but none will increase the value of your home quite like plantation shutters. Custom fit to each window in your home, plantation shutters are the closest thing you can find to “window furniture.” The timeless appeal of plantation shutters will enhance or complement any home décor, from traditional to modern and everything in between.
Functional Window Treatment
Not only are plantation shutters extremely beautiful, but they are just as functional. Open a window and close the plantation shutter to enjoy a cool breeze in your home without letting birds or bugs in. Plantation shutters are also very effective at providing privacy from the outside world. Homebuyers will love the practical and functional design of your new plantation shutters.
Ease of Use
Prospective homebuyers will be attracted to features that make their lives easier. Energy-efficient appliances, for example, are typically quitter and easier to use than older models. Plantation shutters also provide convenient home comfort thanks to their incredible ease of use. The hinges are very easy to open, and they don’t require any serious maintenance outside of regular dustings.
Bay Home & Window is the Bay Area’s leading supplier of plantation shutters. In addition to the largest selection of plantation shutters in San Francisco, we also offer free design consultation and even free expert installation. Browse our plantation shutters online, or call us at (925) 401-3951 if you have any questions about our products.