Congrats to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Stefano Diotaiuti The start of a new year means new opportunities to upgrade your interior design, and stunning new shots of shutters in homes in Nashville and across the country. The new year also means a new winner for our Share Your Shutters contest, and the winner for January 2017 is Elk Grove, California homeowner Katie S. for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove in Northern California is just one of the many places around the country whose homes can benefit from Polywood shutters no matter the season. Even when somewhat open like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a huge amount of sunlight from entering the home. In Elk Grove as well as in Nashville, that’s a plus for any savvy homeowner who wants a lot of customizability in their space.Plantation shutters also block energy transfer through the windows, making them great for homeowners who experience hot summers or cold winters, or who just want to improve their home’s energy efficiency. That adds up to a cozier home and money saved each month with reduced utility bills.Katie’s new shutters also take advantage of some newer home design trends. Neutral-colored backgrounds such as her beige wall are becoming exceedingly stylish, with contrasting splashes of colors–in this case the white of the Polywood shutters–providing points of interest throughout the room. Available in different white and off-white shades, plantation shutters can fill a nice niche in modern interior design.As our latest Share Your Shutters winner, Katie will receive a $100 gift card to a nearby restaurant, as well as getting her awesome shutters featured alongside our past winners.Have you recently had plantation shutters put in your home that you want to show off? Find Sunburst Shutters Nashville on Facebook and share a picture of your window treatments using the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you might be our next winner!