Austin Texas Homes have many different styles. One common exterior feature that many of the styles share is window shutters. Are shutters common in your neighborhood?
I'm not talking about functioning shutters, as that is a very rare find. I'm talking about shutters that are put on the exterior of homes just for decoration. But, even though these shutters are just decoration, shouldn't they simulate the real thing? Isn't that the point of having that kind of look on your home?
Look at these pictures below...
What's wrong with them? If you were to pretend to close the shutters, you wouldn't cover the windows. Even on the arched window, the shutters were given an arch, but still wouldn't cover the window. Why give it the look of the arch to match the window if it still doesn't look right?
And why have shutters on a three-piece window when the shutters only cover the sides?
Below are some shutters that are actually correct...
Do you see the difference? Even though the shutters aren't going to be closed, they give the impression that they match the house and can be closed if the home owner wanted them to.
Make sure that if you want to use a detail like shutters on your home's windows, that they actually look like they belong!
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