Congratulations to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Gary Harding The start of a new year means new opportunities to revamp your interior design, and stunning new examples of shutters from homeowners in Denver and across the country. It also means a new Share Your Shutters contest winner, and the first of 2017 is Elk Grove, California resident Katie S. for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove in Northern California is just one of the many cities around the U.S. whose homes can benefit from Polywood shutters year-round. Even when slightly ajar like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a huge amount of sunlight from coming into the home. In Elk Grove or in Denver, that’s a good thing for any design-minded homeowner who wants total light control in their space.Plantation shutters also block heat, which means they’re ideal for homeowners who experience blistering summers or frigid winters, or who just want to maximize their home’s energy efficiency. That adds up to a more comfortable home and money saved every month with reduced energy bills.Katie’s new shutters also capitalize on some newer home design trends. Neutral-toned backdrops such as her brown wall are becoming exceedingly fashionable, with differing instances of colors–in Katie’s example the white of the Polywood shutters–providing points of interest throughout the space. Offered in various white and off-white shades, plantation shutters can fill a nice role in modern home design.As our winner, Katie will receive a $100 gift card to a local restaurant, in addition to having her awesome shutters featured alongside our past winners.Have you recently had plantation shutters installed in your home that you want others to see? Find Sunburst Shutters Denver on Facebook and share a photo of your window treatments using the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you may be our next featured winner!