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How Shutters Add Value to Your Home

When you’re considering upgrading your home’s window treatments, you want the most value for your money. Of course, aesthetic appeal and decor are top priorities as well, but great window treatments should do more than just look nice. Custom shutters provide a wealth of benefits to your home and can add value to your home in several ways. With a variety of options on the market today, finding the right shutters for your home is easier than ever. While shutters might have been a limited window treatment in the past, they are an amazing intersection of innovation and style today. At The Shade Shop, we are excited about our collection of Hunter Douglas custom shutters, which is why we are taking the time to unpack the benefits of shutters and how they can add value to your home.

Hunter Douglas Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters Grand Rapids, Michigan (MI) add value to your home.

Improved Energy Efficiency

The built nature of this wooden window treatment makes it a great choice for improving your home’s energy efficiency. Custom shutters are built to fit flush against your windows, working to seal out air that might otherwise escape and make it more difficult to maintain a consistent temperature inside of your home. Motorized functionality takes this energy efficiency a step further. Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ shutters are one of the only motorized shutters on the market and are powered by the PowerView® Automation system from Hunter Douglas. This innovative system lets you program your shutters to open and close on a custom schedule throughout the day, even when you’re not home. Your custom shutters even sync with local sunrise and sunset times, making it a breeze to keep your home cool and shaded during the sunniest times of the day.

Increased Home Value

Custom shutters are a high-end window treatment that makes a home stand out. Not only does increased energy efficiency also improve your home’s value, but shutters make a lasting impression with windows that pair beautifully with a home’s wood fixtures like moldings and cabinetry. Shutters give your home a polished appearance. And, when it comes to selling your home in the future, shutters have been known to increase home value and make a home more memorable in comparison to nearby houses on the market.

Enhanced Privacy

Although custom shutters may sound bulky, they won’t make your home feel closed off from the outside world. Shutters, like the Heritance® Hardwood Shutters from Hunter Douglas, feature stunning viewing angles and the ability to customize louver size for the perfect balance of style and openness. Enjoy peace of mind knowing your shutters work to keep your home protected and private, even along a busy street, without creating a dark interior.


Finding new window treatments for your home shouldn’t be a hassle. At The Shade Shop, we’re dedicated to giving our customers a great window treatment experience. Contact us or call us at (616) 459-4693 to schedule a free in-home consultation or come visit our showroom in Grand Rapids, MI.