Congratulations to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Holly Perron The start of a new year means new opportunities to upgrade your home design, and beautiful new shots of shutters from homeowners in Boston and across the country. It also means a new Share Your Shutters contest winner, and the first of 2017 is Katie S. of Elk Grove, California for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove in Northern California is just one of several towns around the U.S. whose homes can benefit from Polywood shutters no matter the time of year. Even when somewhat open like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a huge amount of outside light from coming into the home. In Elk Grove as well as in Boston, that’s a good thing for any design-minded homeowner who wants total light control in their space.Plantation shutters also block heat, which makes them perfect for homeowners who experience sweltering summers or cold winters, or who just want to maximize their home’s energy efficiency. That adds up to a more comfortable home and money saved each month with reduced utility bills.Katie’s shutters also take advantage of some newer home design trends. Neutral-toned backdrops such as her tan wall are becoming extremely stylish, with contrasting instances of colors–in this case the white of the Polywood shutters–serving as points of interest throughout the space. Available in different white and off-white colors, plantation shutters can fill a great role in modern home design.As our latest Share Your Shutters winner, Katie wins a $100 gift certificate to a nearby restaurant, as well as getting her wonderful shutters featured alongside our past winners.Have you recently installed beautiful plantation shutters from Sunburst Shutters that you want others to see? Find Sunburst Shutters Boston on Facebook and share a picture of your shutters using the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you may be the next contest winner!