Announcing the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Greg Arnett The new year means new opportunities to upgrade your home design, and stunning new examples of shutters from homeowners in Phoenix and across the country. That also means a new Share Your Shutters contest winner, and the first of 2017 is Elk Grove, California resident Katie S. for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove in Northern California is just one of the many cities around the U.S. in which homes can benefit from Polywood shutters no matter the time of year. Even when somewhat open 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 Phoenix, that’s a boon to any savvy homeowner who wants a lot of customizability in their space.Plantation shutters also block heat, which makes them ideal for homeowners who experience blistering summers or cold winters, or who just want to maximize their home’s energy efficiency. That means a cozier home and money saved each month with reduced energy bills.Katie’s shutters also capitalize on some newer home design trends. Neutral-toned backdrops such as her brown wall are becoming very fashionable, with differing instances of colors–in this case the white of the Polywood shutters–serving as points of interest throughout the space. Available in different white and off-white shades, plantation shutters can fill a great role in contemporary interior design.As our winner, Katie wins a $100 gift certificate to a nearby restaurant, and will have her plantation shutters featured with our past winners.Have you recently had plantation shutters installed in your house that you want to show off? Find Sunburst Shutters Phoenix on Facebook and share a photo of your shutters using the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you could be the next contest winner!