Walking the beach can be VERY romantic! But…better watch this YouTube video before going out with this fella. Here is a BLOW YOUR MIND brilliant design that you will not find on a dating website. Don’t trip on a seashell looking at his “Structure”!!! But….this good looking specimen is pure Design Magic. Hope you enjoy him! Click HERE.
People had shutters on houses before they had window glass (c.1400s)!!! Surely we would have learned how to properly hang a shutter by now! (See 2 hideous photos and 2 good examples below!!) But alas – NO! Things kind of went haywire around the early 1900s on this architectural element. Seems now that people only think of shutters as a “color accent” on their homes and not the function a shutter should have. Key word here….FUNCTION. A shutter should function – that means to operate and close within the framed window – same size!! Or leave them off all together….(you can find another “color accent” area that makes more sense and is a lot less expensive!!!!).
TIDBIT: The style of a shutter should match the style of the house. Georgian on Georgian, Tudor on Tudor, Craftsman on Craftsman…..you get the picture? Contemporary houses don’t like Georgian shutters!
TIDBIT: Shutters should only go on SINGLE windows! Never on Double or Triple windows!
**More info on Shutters click HERE.
DON'T - Double whammy on this house!! The curved shutters are hung backwards - if closed, they would not follow the shape or size of the windows at all. I am not surprised this house is for sale!
DON'T - Never use shutters on double or triple windows - only for singles, and never on only one side of the window, or right on the corner of the house - no matter what!
DO - These Italian windows show both open and closed shutter relationships to the windows – they allow true function. This is a perfect example of a leading principle of Green Architecture.....naturally controling direct sunlight and ventilation. Also notice how the embellished window surround designs also can include the use of shutters.
DO - The "King of Bling" even got it right! Elvis' home at Graceland displays shutters correctly hung over window casing.
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