Announcing the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Curtis Orton The start of a new year means new opportunities to upgrade your home design, and stunning new examples of shutters from homeowners in Sacramento and across the country. That 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 is located in Northern California and is just one of several towns around the country in which homes can benefit from Polywood shutters no matter the season. Even when somewhat open like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a good amount of outside light from entering the home. In Elk Grove or in Sacramento, that’s a boon to any design-minded homeowner who wants total light control in their space.Plantation shutters also block thermal energy, which means they’re great for homeowners who experience scorching summers or frigid winters, or who just want to up their home’s energy efficiency. That results in a cozier home and money saved every month with reduced utility bills.Katie’s shutters also capitalize on some newer home design trends. Neutral-hued settings such as her brown wall are becoming exceedingly stylish, with differing instances of colors–in this case the white of the Polywood shutters–working as points of interest throughout the room. Offered in different white and off-white colors, plantation shutters can fill a great niche in contemporary interior design.As the winner of our Share Your Shutters contest, Katie will receive a $100 gift card to a California restaurant, as well as getting her wonderful shutters featured with our previous winners.Have you recently had plantation shutters installed in your house that you want others to see? Find Sunburst Shutters Sacramento on Facebook and share a snapshot of your window treatments with the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you may be our next winner!