Announcing the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Darren Wong A new year means new opportunities to revamp your home design, and gorgeous new shots of shutters in houses in Honolulu and across the country. The new year also means a new winner for our Share Your Shutters contest, and the winner for January 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 the many places around the U.S. in which homes can benefit from Polywood shutters no matter the season. Even when not closed tightly like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a good amount of outside light from flooding into the home. In Elk Grove or in Honolulu, that’s a boon to any savvy homeowner who wants total light control in their space.Plantation shutters also block thermal energy, which means they’re ideal for homeowners who experience sweltering summers or cold winters, or who just want to maximize their home’s energy efficiency. That results in a more comfortable home and money saved each month with lower utility bills.Katie’s new shutters also take advantage of some newer home design trends. Neutral-toned backgrounds such as her tan wall are becoming extremely popular, with contrasting splashes of colors–in this home the white of the Polywood shutters–providing points of interest throughout the space. Offered in various white and off-white shades, plantation shutters can fill a great role in contemporary interior design.As the winner of our Share Your Shutters contest, Katie will receive a $100 gift card to a nearby restaurant, in addition to having her plantation shutters featured with our previous winners.Have you recently had plantation shutters installed in your house that you want others to see? Find Sunburst Shutters Honolulu on Facebook and share a picture of your window treatments using the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you could be our next winner!