Congratulations to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Kevin McCormack The start of a new year means a new chance to upgrade your home design, and stunning new examples of shutters from homeowners in Jacksonville and across the country. That 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 is located in Northern California and is just one of several places around the country 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 huge amount of outside light from flooding into the home. In Elk Grove or in Jacksonville, that’s a boon to any design-minded homeowner who wants a lot of customizability in their space.Plantation shutters also block energy transfer through the windows, which makes them perfect for homeowners who experience blistering summers or frigid winters, or who just want to max out their home’s energy efficiency. That means a more liveable home and cash back in your pocket each month with reduced utility bills.Katie’s new shutters also take advantage of some newer home design trends. Neutral-hued backdrops such as her beige wall are becoming extremely stylish, with contrasting splashes of colors–in Katie’s example the white of the Polywood shutters–providing points of interest throughout the room. Available in different white and off-white colors, plantation shutters can fill a great role in contemporary home design.As the winner of our Share Your Shutters contest, Katie will receive a $100 gift card to a nearby restaurant, and will have her wonderful shutters featured alongside our past winners.Have you recently installed beautiful plantation shutters from Sunburst Shutters that you want the world to see? Find Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville on Facebook and share a snapshot of your shutters with the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you could be the next contest winner!