Congrats to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Jacob Hayes The start of a new year means a new chance to upgrade your interior design, and stunning new shots of shutters from homeowners in Kingsport 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 Elk Grove, California resident Katie S. for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove is located in Northern California and is just one of several towns around the U.S. in which homes can benefit from Polywood shutters no matter the season. Even when somewhat open like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a huge amount of sunlight from coming into the home. In Elk Grove as well as in Kingsport, that’s a good thing for any design-minded homeowner who wants a lot of customizability in their space.Plantation shutters also block heat, making them great for homeowners who experience blistering summers or frigid winters, or who just want to up 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-colored backdrops such as her beige wall are becoming extremely stylish, with differing splashes of colors–in this example the white of the Polywood shutters–working as points of interest throughout the space. Offered in various white and off-white colors, plantation shutters can fill a nice niche in contemporary home 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 alongside our previous winners.Have you recently had plantation shutters put in your house that you want to show off? Find Sunburst Shutters Kingsport on Facebook and share a snapshot of your shutters using the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you might be our next winner!