Shutters Make a House a Home
You probably don’t even consciously notice, but window shutters are the backdrop of our lives. They are truly everywhere, even in the most common Holiday traditions, such as decorating a Gingerbread House.
There are as many different styles of gingerbread houses as there as there are houses in general, and many of them, just like yours, include exterior window shutters. Exterior shutters add the same sense of warmth, security and style to your gingerbread house as they do to your own. So instead of making a gingerbread house we ask that you make a gingerbread home.
We know you demand the best quality and style, choosing Timberlane Exterior Shutters for your home, so make sure to continue that sense of flair in your gingerbread home, and include your very own custom shutters.They can be panels, louvers or board and battens and you can even add a personalized cutout!
Here are just a few of our favorites, and we like them because they took the time to customize their window shutters, just as our customers do here at Timberlane. Some shutters are very detailed and ornate, while others focus on the beauty of simplicity.The style of your gingerbread home should reflect you, just as the exterior shutters on your actual home do.
This is not only a great way to bond with your family during the holidays, but it is a way for you to create tradition. Traditions may happen every so often or once a year, but at Timberlane our tradition occurs every single day, as we craft the finest shutters ever made.
Gingerbread Home Styles
Federal Style colonial homes should have window shutters that are proportional to the window size. This means they should be sized so that when they are closed, they cover the full window. This style of home has traditionally used Raised or Recessed panel shutters on the first floor, while adding Louver Shutters on the second floor. At Timberlane we encourage you to pick the shutters that suit both you and your home, but you can get a quick start here, learning more about the traditional uses of exterior shutters on different home styles.
Often owners or designers with Arts & Crafts style homes bypass exterior shutters in favor of window trim and custom paint details. These approaches definitely put a personal style on the home, but it is ok, even appropriate, to use Custom Exterior Shutters to really make the home your own. When choosing actual exterior shutters, however, we suggest a material other than chocolate. Our Premium Wood and Endurian shutters have a better track record with nature (and don’t tempt the homeowner with snacking!) Learn more about house styles and selecting shutters here.
The size of the house makes no difference in the size of the home. The warmth and love that you and your family enjoy are what makes the structure so much more. This cozy Cape Cod style Gingerbread House is stunning in the detail and simplicity. Using just a few pairs of functional shutters the designer evokes a sense of welcoming, with the exterior shutters open, inviting guests and family for the holidays.