Archive for the Plantation Shutters Category

Beat the Heat with the Best Window Treatments for Sun Rooms

Beat the Heat with the Best Window Treatments for Sun Rooms

When you bought a home with a sun room, chances are your first thought wasn’t, “What are the best window treatments for sun rooms?” Sun rooms are supposed to be effortlessly beautiful and relaxing as you sip lemonade and read a good book in your favorite lounge

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5 Beach House Shutters to Consider for Your Coastal Home

5 Beach House Shutters to Consider for Your Coastal Home

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

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The Pros and Cons of the South’s Beloved Plantation Shutters

The Pros and Cons of the South’s Beloved Plantation Shutters

If you’re from The South, it’s hard not to love plantation shutters. They evoke the romance of traditional southern architecture you see in historic mansions and plantations or the movie image of a lover sweeping them open to greet the morning sun. But are plantation shutters a

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Plantation Shutters for Doors and Difficult Windows

Plantation Shutters for Doors and Difficult Windows

Here in Wilmington, North Carolina, we like to say that plantation shutters are the best kind of shutter, no matter what the situation. It’s the classic Southern window treatment, and it looks good no matter what. Today, we’re going to prove that to you. Not only do

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The Windows of Onslow County

The Windows of Onslow County

We know what you’re thinking: what’s up with Onslow County? It doesn’t often get a lot of press because it’s not a major filming location, but it has character all its own. Mostly, Onslow County is known for the military base in Jacksonville, fishing, and, of course,

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Historic Home Design in Southport, N.C.

Historic Home Design in Southport, N.C.

Southport, NC is the quaintest of Carolina coastal cities. You’ll recognize it from a number of famous films: A Walk to Remember, Safe Haven, and I Know What You Did Last Summer, among others. It’s quintessential southern Americana at its finest, directly across the bay from Bald

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A Brief History of Shutters

A Brief History of Shutters

A perfect touch to a classic home, shutters can add historic beauty and grace to your windows. But did you know that the use of shutters in the home goes back over 500 years, to the Tudor Era of Elizabethan England?  In this post, we look at the

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Traditional Tilt Bar vs. Hidden Tilt Bar Plantation Shutters

Traditional Tilt Bar vs. Hidden Tilt Bar Plantation Shutters

Do shutter options leave your head spinning like you’ve stepped off the tilt-a-whirl? No more – at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters in Wilmington, NC, we’re happy to give you the full tilt on options for your plantation shutters.   “Tilt?” you may be saying. If you’ve just

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Plantation Shutters of the South

What gives a stately southern home its character? Is it a welcoming porch? A grand staircase? We may be a bit biased here at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters, but we feel that a key ingredient to the southern estate is plantation shutters. After all, Scarlet O’Hara

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10 Considerations Before Buying Plantation Shutters

Since Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters is headquartered in the south, Wilmington, NC to be precise, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re fans of plantation shutters—and we’re not alone. You’ll find them all over the world, but they are especially prevalent in Wilmington’s own downtown historic

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