The architectural and interior design styles of South Florida borrow some elements from other regions. In the case of Miami shutters, and we are not talking about the ones installed to protect against hurricane-force winds and impacts, the current inspiration comes from traditional window treatments in the Southern United States. Plantation-style shutters have been trending in recent years; they have come to replace Venetian blinds, but they are also evolving into a style that reflects South Florida design.
Hunter Douglas, an international fabricator with a history dating back to the industrial awakening of Dusseldorf in the 1920s, is redefining Miami shutters with a trio of designs that are highly attractive as well as functional; they are inspired by Southern style, but the company’s own interpretation makes them even more appropriate for homes and commercial spaces in the Sunshine State.
Our Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ shutters are plantation-style shutters constructed with UV resistant Polysatin compound, so they’re guaranteed never to warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor, regardless of extreme heat or moisture. Learn more about Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters.
The Heritance line of hardwood shutters by Hunter Douglas is the most traditional because it pays homage to the traditional Southern Plantation style. With these Miami shutters, you have a choice of poplar or basswood materials, and the color palette gives you more than 30 options. For the ultimate in elegance, Hunter Douglas also offers a handcrafted series featuring specialty shapes.
The NewStyle line of hybrid shutters have the look and feel of hardwood complete with a grain-like finish, but they are made with advanced materials that make them more durable and resilient. When you look at these shutters, you will see masterful woodworking techniques in the design, but this is actually fabricated. Hunter Douglas recommends installing these shutters in spaces exposed to high levels of humidity.
Palm Beach shutters by Hunter Douglas combine style with very high durability. If you have windows that get a merciless amount of sunshine several hours a day, these are the Miami shutters you want; they even come with a lifetime guarantee by the manufacturer. The matte finishing of these shutters matches the color schemes typically found in Palm Beach.
While you can never go wrong with the Heritance line of Southern shutters for your home or office, you have to consider the sunshine and humidity factors. There is also the operation of the shutters themselves; the Palm Beach line features a motorized mechanism to manipulate the louvers, but you can also override it and revert to manual operation if desired. All of the shutters by Hunter Douglas are highly recommended to install on oceanfront windows across South Florida.
Headquartered in the Florida Keys, Reef Window Treatments is proud to offer Hunter Douglas shutters for South Florida clients; we have been providing window treatments for over a decade, and quite a few of our clients have been with us for years. If you would like to learn more about installing these quality Miami shutters in your property, please feel free to contact us today for more information.
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