Congrats to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Matt Thelander The new year means new opportunities to revamp your interior design, and stunning new shots of shutters in homes in Salt Lake City and across the country. That also means a new winner for our Share Your Shutters contest, and the first of 2017 is Elk Grove, California resident Katie S. for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove in Northern California is just one of the many cities around the country in which homes can benefit from Polywood shutters year-round. Even when not closed tightly like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a good amount of sunlight from flooding into the home. In Elk Grove or in Salt Lake City, that’s a boon to any design-minded homeowner who wants total light control in their space.Plantation shutters also block thermal energy, which means they’re ideal for homeowners who experience blistering summers or cold winters, or who just want to maximize their home’s energy efficiency. That results in a cozier home and money saved every month with reduced energy bills.Katie’s shutters also capitalize on some newer home design trends. Neutral-hued backdrops such as her brown wall are becoming exceedingly fashionable, with contrasting splashes of colors–in this home the white of the Polywood shutters–working as points of interest throughout the room. Offered in a range of white and off-white shades, plantation shutters can fill a nice niche in contemporary home design.As our winner, Katie will receive a $100 gift certificate to a nearby restaurant, as well as getting her wonderful shutters featured with our previous winners.Have you recently installed beautiful plantation shutters from Sunburst Shutters that you want to show off? Find Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City on Facebook and share a picture of your window treatments with the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you might be our next winner!