Congratulations to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Dan Taylor A new year means new opportunities to upgrade your home design, and gorgeous new examples of shutters from homeowners in Atlanta and across the country. The new year also means a new winner for our Share Your Shutters contest, and the winner for January 2017 is Katie S. of Elk Grove, California for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove is located in Northern California and is just one of several towns around the country in which homes can benefit from Polywood shutters no matter the time of year. Even when not closed tightly like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a huge amount of sunlight from flooding into the home. In Elk Grove or in Atlanta, that’s a good thing for any savvy homeowner who wants a lot of customizability in their space.Plantation shutters also block heat, which means they’re great for homeowners who experience hot summers or frigid winters, or who just want to max out their home’s energy efficiency. That results in a more liveable home and money saved every month with lower utility bills.Katie’s shutters also capitalize on some newer home design trends. Neutral-colored backgrounds such as her tan wall are becoming exceedingly popular, with contrasting instances of colors–in Katie’s home the white of the Polywood shutters–providing points of interest throughout the room. Offered in a range of white and off-white shades, plantation shutters can fill a nice role in modern home design.As our latest Share Your Shutters winner, Katie will receive a $100 gift card to a California restaurant, as well as getting her wonderful shutters featured with our past winners.Have you recently installed beautiful plantation shutters from Sunburst Shutters that you want others to see? Find Sunburst Shutters Atlanta on Facebook and share a photo of your window treatments with the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you may be the next contest winner!