Announcing the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Collins Jones The new year means new opportunities to revamp your home design, and beautiful new shots of shutters from homeowners in Dallas and across the country. It also means a new Share Your Shutters contest winner, and the winner for January 2017 is Katie S. of Elk Grove, California for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove in Northern California is just one of the many places 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 huge amount of outside light from flooding into the home. In Elk Grove as well as in Dallas, that’s a boon to any design-minded homeowner who wants a lot of customizability in their space.Plantation shutters also block heat, which means they’re perfect for homeowners who experience hot summers or frigid winters, or who just want to improve their home’s energy efficiency. That results in a cozier home and cash back in your pocket each month with reduced energy bills.Katie’s new shutters also capitalize on some newer home design trends. Neutral-hued backdrops such as her tan wall are becoming extremely stylish, with contrasting splashes of colors–in this home the white of the Polywood shutters–providing points of interest throughout the room. Offered in various white and off-white shades, plantation shutters can fill a nice role in contemporary home design.As the winner of our Share Your Shutters contest, Katie will receive a $100 gift card to a local restaurant, as well as getting her awesome shutters featured alongside our previous winners.Have you recently installed beautiful plantation shutters from Sunburst Shutters that you want the world to see? Find Sunburst Shutters Dallas on Facebook and share a snapshot of your window treatments with the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you might be the next contest winner!