Cedar combination exterior shutters can bring elegant curb appeal to any home.

How to Enhance Home Decor Elegance with Exterior Shutters

Boasting some of the most beautiful exterior shutters on the market, we here at Hooks and Lattice are devoted to elegance and beauty in the name of home decor. We believe every home, apartment, and business could use a little sprucing up, especially to boost custom curb appeal. Our array of window shutters vary in size, shape, and color – and we can customize those aspects to suit your decor needs and specifications.

If you have only just begun thinking about exterior shutters to enhance the elegance of your home decor, we have some helpful advice on shutter types, as well as how to measure & install shutters, to get you started.

Choosing the Right Shutter Colors

The right composite window shutters can make or break the curb appeal of your home, apartment, of business. Take for example a small office building incorporated within an old-fashioned, yet beautiful, Colonial home. The home could be lovely shades of blue and white with tinges of dark brown, representative of a timeless look. When pondering exterior shutters for this type of place, you would want to match the colors of the exterior home decor to the shutters. Tackiness can be the death of curb appeal.

To choose the perfect shades and colors of your composite window shutters, you have to really examine your home – getting up close to pinpoint and pick out both bold and subtle hues in your decor. After that, choosing and matching up colorful, or neutral, exterior shutters should be a breeze.

How to Install Exterior Shutters

Hooks and Lattice shutters come with guarantees of ease. We believe the best house shutters are those that require very little time to install, but provide years, perhaps even decades, of beautiful decor elegance.

We offer two options for installation of your window shutters – decorative mount or operable use. Each pair of shutters includes the hardware required to mount them, as well as instructions on how to secure the pairs into place.

For example, for fixed shutters, you would hold the shutter in place while drilling into your window frame. Hook the hardware into the drilled holes, and voila! You have a perfectly mounted pair of decorative shutters to accentuate your home and add instant elegance to your exterior decor.

Hooks & Lattice Shutters – For the Win!

We take pride in saying, and being able to back up the fact, that our exterior window shutters in all their colors and shutter styles are the best. You simply cannot find the quality, care, and customization in big box stores. Add to the fact that we offer advice on upkeep, as well as guarantees, and you can see why our exterior shutters have been ranked at the tip top when it comes to home improvement.

Bring elegance to your home decor with a pair of house shutters from our slew of high-quality house enhancements!

Use our Exterior Shutter Buying Guide to help you choose the best shutters for your home or business.

Winter Home Improvement Projects That Will Get Your House Ready to Sell in the New Year

Are you thinking of selling your house in the new year and trying to get your ducks in a row for when you do? Studies have shown that upgrades to your home’s exterior and landscaping can add 20% to your home’s value. From DIY projects you can knock out in an afternoon to projects that require professional help, these home exterior upgrades are sure to catapult your curb appeal to the next level (and price range).

Re-Paint for a Fresh Look

Putting a fresh coat of paint on your home is a no-brainer, but even a partial paint job does wonders for the look of your home. Touching up or choosing a vibrant new paint color for your door and trim gives the whole place an instant face lift. If you want to go for a whole new color, choose one that works with the architectural style of the home. And take a cue from the surrounding natural elements; if it’s a beach bungalow, can you choose a bright turquoise to remind one of the tranquil blue of the sea, or for a stormy Seattle estate, maybe a deep cobalt or emerald.

Add Faux Balconies and Window Boxes

Home accoutrements like window boxes and faux balconies seem like no big deal but they can easily mean the difference between a house sitting on the market and one that catches buyers’eyes. Install window boxes under windows and on deck and porch railings and fill them with vibrant blossoms and greenery that complement the house’s color theme. To get the most bang for your buck, plant perennials so that your window boxes are always blooming, no matter when you decide to sell.

When selecting a window box for your home, you have a wide range from which to choose. Among your choices are clean, white window boxes that look like painted wood but are actually made from rot-proof PVC, bold copper window boxes that shine when the sun hits them, and rustic hay rack window boxes to give your home’s exterior that”cottage” feel.

What about faux balconies, or “balconettes” as they are sometimes called? While not functional as balconies that you can stand on,they are nevertheless instant curb appeal boosters, adding architectural interest to even the blandest of structures. Intricate designs like our Bellisimo or Agostino Faux Balcony bring an Old World charm while our Dorchester Juliet Balcony or Windermere Faux Balcony are more modern design statements.

Refresh Your Outdoor Space

Any real estate broker will tell you that one or more outdoor spaces is crucial to most home buyers. Not only does a well curated outdoor living space boost your property value, but it also counts (at least in the eyes of buyers) as extra square footage where they can enjoy a bit of outdoor living. The big draws are, of course, killer views, gardens, pools, pergolas, fire pits,and other renovations. However, even if you have none of the above, work what you have to make the outdoor living experience appealing. First, clean up your landscaping by trimming any trees and shrubs that have become unruly. Replace withered grass with fresh grass or even lifelike artificial turf. Pull weeds and plant fresh ground cover or create a container garden with outdoor planters and pots.

Upgrade Your Outdoor Lighting

Whether you have landscape lighting or not, it’s a good time to check its effectiveness. Not only is proper lighting a plus aesthetically,but it also appeals to homeowners because it increases home security. Well-lit entryways and pathways, porches, and backyards act as deterrents to burglars,and provide added safety by illuminating walkways. Our LED landscape lighting provides energy-efficient lighting for lower electrical costs.

Learn more about the benefits of our outdoor LED landscape lighting with these FAQs.

What Do You Need for Your Home Improvement Project?

From durable outdoor planters to artisanal patio tables to landscape lighting, we have the tools you need for any DIY home project! Visit us at www.HooksandLattice.com or call us at 1-800-896-0978.

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Live Life in Color with These Effortless Curb Appeal Solutions

You do not need to spend money on major renovations to begin transforming the look and function of your backyard or the exterior of your home. With the help of window baskets, decorative outdoor planters, and eco-friendly materials, you can easily begin landscaping your home. Discover some of the best, and easiest, curb appeal ideas for 2016.

Bring More Color to Your Home with Beautiful Decora Liners

When choosing outdoor planters, there is a lot of options to consider. You should start by considering the look or style that you want to create and the curb appeal ideas that you want to incorporate. If you want a bold look, then you may want to examine the many Decora style planters and liners that we have available.

Del Mar Decora Window Box

The Del Mar Decora features hand bent scrolls and delicate details.

Metal Liners that fit Decora Window Boxes:

These planters are constructed from durable wrought iron that is powder coated to protect the planter against rain and severe weather. You can choose from multiple planter liner styles when adding a Decora planter, including real copper or galvanized metal liners. These window box liners should provide years of use and allow you to choose a color and style that matches your existing decor.

Complement Your Rustic Styling with Distressed Wood Boxes

For those of you that prefer a more rustic style, we also have a selection of distressed window boxes constructed from fiberglass. These planters are designed to mimic the look and feel of real distressed or reclaimed wood. You can choose from dark hickory, cherry, and driftwood finishes. By choosing a fiberglass window box, you can enjoy years of use, without worrying about warping, decay, and damage as you would a real wood planter.

Add Plant Life to Your Porch with Hanging Flowers

In addition to window cage planters and fiberglass wood planters, you can bring plant life to your porch with the use of hanging flower baskets. There are many designs to choose from. But, our most popular options remain the English Garden hanging baskets. These baskets are constructed from flat wrought iron bars and lined with an eco-friendly coconut liner. This is the perfect choice for displaying hanging flowers.

Step 1: Choose Hanging Basket Size

Step 2: Optimize Irrigation

Step 3: Stock Up on Replacement Liners

Choosing a Location for Your Outdoor Planters

There are many ways to use planters and hanging baskets to decorate the exterior of your home. Planters can be mounted below window sills, along railings, or on your balcony. Hanging baskets can be attached below the overhang of a porch or from a tall fence post. For all of your mounting needs, we have an assortment of window box brackets, braces, and planter hangers. This allows you to choose any location along the outside of your home for displaying vibrant plant life.

Here’s to All Things Easy–Especially Curb Appeal!

These are just a few examples of easy curb appeal ideas. There are many ways to transform your home. But, outdoor planters and flower boxes offer affordability and ease. Our selection of quality hanging flower baskets and wood boxes make the perfect addition to any home. They are easy to mount along windowsills, patios, railings, or hang from your porch.

If you are ready to add more color to the exterior of your home, then browse our wide assortment of quality, durable outdoor planters and hanging baskets.