Congratulations to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Gary Harding A new year means new opportunities to revamp your home design, and stunning new examples of shutters in houses in Colorado Springs and across the country. It also means a new Share Your Shutters contest winner, and the first of 2017 is Elk Grove, California homeowner Katie S. for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove in Northern California is just one of several cities around the U.S. whose homes can benefit from Polywood shutters year-round. Even when somewhat open like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a good amount of outside light from coming into the home. In Elk Grove as well as in Colorado Springs, that’s a plus for any savvy homeowner who wants total light control 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 up their home’s energy efficiency. That adds up to a more comfortable home and cash back in your pocket each month with reduced energy bills.Katie’s shutters also take advantage of some newer home design trends. Neutral-colored backdrops such as her beige wall are becoming extremely popular, with differing splashes of colors–in this case the white of the Polywood shutters–serving as points of interest throughout the room. Offered in a range of white and off-white colors, plantation shutters can fill a nice niche in modern home design.As our winner, Katie wins a $100 gift certificate to a local restaurant, as well as getting her plantation shutters featured alongside our previous winners.Have you recently installed beautiful plantation shutters from Sunburst Shutters that you want to show off? Find Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs on Facebook and share a snapshot of your window treatments using the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you may be our next featured winner!