North Carolina is home to some of the most beautiful and relaxing beaches, and whether you love to catch waves in Surf City, sink your toes into the sand at Sunset Beach, or sip a flowery cocktail on Kure Beach, chances are you’ve seen a wide range of beautiful and colorful shutters along the coast. But what are the best beach house shutters for your coastal home? Here are 5 beach house shutter options we recommend.
- Bahama Shutters. We’ve expressed our abiding love for Bahama shutters before, but we’ll say it again: you can’t beat Bahama shutters. This is especially true if you want your North Carolina home to look and feel like a tropical Key West retreat. Bahama shutters (also known as Bermuda shutters) are exterior one-piece shutters hinged on the top. This top-hinge design is beach-friendly, as it keeps out the high noon sun, and it battles strong storm winds thanks to the design of shutters mounted directly to the wall. They’re also great for privacy and light control, as they can be propped open, left slightly open, or completely closed if you’re in need of a midday nap. Bahama shutters have great curb appeal; they’re classy, unique, and available in a wide variety of colors. While wooden shutters are a natural classic, sturdy aluminum shutters are popular on the coast for their durability.
- Faux Wood Plantation Shutters. As residents of the Greater Wilmington, NC area, we can’t help but adore the traditional southern beauty that comes with plantation shutters; they look beautiful on coastal homes. Unfortunately, strong winds, ever-present humidity, and salt and sand damage make wood plantation shutters seem like an impossibility for most folks with oceanfront property. This doesn’t have to be the case, though! Our faux wood plantation shutters are a perfect option for the beach houses of Wrightsville Beach, the quiet getaways at Bald Head Island, or whichever coastal spot you call home. Even better, they won’t warp, swell, or peel. Faux wood plantation shutters are also durable, easy to clean, and eco-friendly. Best of all, they’re also a lot more affordable than traditional wood shutters.
- Palm Beach Shutters. Like faux wood plantation shutters, our Hunter Douglas Palm Beach shutters give your beach house a feeling of luxury without breaking the bank. Made of a durable poly satin, these shutters are one of our favorites because they won’t warp, crack, or fade in hot and humid beachside climates. They’re also affordable and don’t need regular touch-ups and replacements like their wood counterparts. If you’re trying to keep your space eco-friendly, you can rest easy, too — Palm Beach shutters are green certified.
- Hurricane Shutters. While all of the shutters listed above can be constructed and installed to be far more stormproof than typical shutters, there is another option for those who are high-wind and hurricane savvy: hurricane shutters. For a storm-ready beach house that can last through the toughest of storms, these shutters are as hurricane-ready as you can get.
- No Shutters. Of course, some coastal areas don’t require such heavy duty shutters. If none of the above appeal to you, you can still get beachy in your coastal home with interior window coverings made of natural materials. Bamboo blinds or simple and efficient neutral-colored roller shades are two great options.
Whether you desire Bahama shutters in bright turquoise or sophisticated black faux-wood plantation shutters, Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters will help you find your match. Come see our showroom, give us a call, or set up a time to meet with us today.