Archive for the Shutters Category

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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Why Brunswick County is the Fastest-Growing County in North Carolina

Why Brunswick County is the Fastest-Growing County in North Carolina

Brunswick County, N.C. Why have you heard of it? Well, for starters, one of our showrooms can be found in Southport! Secondly, for the past several years it’s been the top fastest-growing county in North Carolina, showing 10.9% population growth from 2010 to 2015. This past year,

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Why Bahama Shutters Can’t be Beat

Why Bahama Shutters Can’t be Beat

Bermuda, Bahama, Come on Pretty Mama…. Grab your Beach Boys record, your island attitude, and all the necessary ingredients for Sky Juice—it’s time to talk Bahama shutters. Here in Wilmington, NC, we’re pretty familiar with beach life, but we’ve found that a lot of folks aren’t as

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It’s Too Darn Hot: Window Treatments for Sunny Rooms

It's Too Darn Hot: Window Treatments for Sunny Rooms

Are there any Johnny Carson buffs out there? As you may remember, one of Mr. Carson’s classic bits was when he referenced the hot weather and then waited for the audience to respond “how hot was it?” before letting the punchline fly. Well, despite our love for

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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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Movies That Made Shutters and Plantation Shutters Famous

Movies That Made Shutters and Plantation Shutters Famous

Movies That Made Shutters and Plantation Shutters Famous Are you ready for your close-up? No, not with bright lights and camera lenses—with the plantation shutters of Hollywood films. Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters is offering a once-in-a-lifetime imagined tour of the homes from some of your favorite movies,

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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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