Announcing the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Darik Neilson The new year means a new chance to upgrade your interior design, and gorgeous new shots of shutters from homeowners in Las Vegas and across the country. The new year also means a new Share Your Shutters contest winner, and the first of 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 the many places around the U.S. 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 good amount of sunlight from flooding into the home. In Elk Grove as well as in Las Vegas, that’s a plus for any design-minded homeowner who wants total light control in their space.Plantation shutters also block energy transfer through the windows, which means they’re great for homeowners who experience blistering summers or harsh winters, or who just want to maximize their home’s energy efficiency. That means a more liveable home and money saved every month with lower utility bills.Katie’s new shutters also take advantage of some newer home design trends. Neutral-hued backdrops such as her tan wall are becoming exceedingly stylish, with differing instances of colors–in Katie’s example the white of the Polywood shutters–serving as points of interest throughout the room. Offered in a range of white and off-white hues, plantation shutters can fill a great niche in modern interior design.As our winner, Katie wins a $100 gift card to a California restaurant, and will have her awesome shutters featured with our previous winners.Have you recently installed beautiful plantation shutters from Sunburst Shutters that you want to show off? Find Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas on Facebook and share a snapshot of your shutters using the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you might be the next contest winner!