Congrats to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Eric Ramsey The new year means a new chance to upgrade your interior design, and stunning new examples of shutters from homeowners in Destin 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 in Northern California is just one of several places around the country whose homes can benefit from Polywood shutters all throughout the year. Even when not closed tightly like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a huge amount of outside light from coming into the home. In Elk Grove as well as in Destin, that’s a good thing for any savvy homeowner who wants a lot of customizability in their space.Plantation shutters also block thermal energy, which makes them ideal for homeowners who experience blistering summers or frigid winters, or who just want to maximize their home’s energy efficiency. That results in a more liveable home and money saved each month with reduced energy bills.Katie’s shutters also take advantage of some newer home design trends. Neutral-toned backgrounds such as her beige wall are becoming exceedingly stylish, with contrasting splashes of colors–in this home the white of the Polywood shutters–working as points of interest throughout the room. Available in different white and off-white hues, plantation shutters can fill a nice niche in contemporary interior design.As the winner of our Share Your Shutters contest, Katie wins a $100 gift card to a nearby restaurant, as well as getting her plantation shutters featured alongside our past winners.Have you recently had plantation shutters put in your home that you want others to see? Find Sunburst Shutters Destin on Facebook and share a picture of your window treatments with the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you might be our next featured winner!