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Weekend of July 23rd: Interior Shutters

Summer's great and all, but sometimes sunlight streaming through windows can be an annoying distraction. You could install shades to foil prying eyes, but aren't swinging wood shutters much prettier?

Interior shutters were the original "window treatments," commonly used in Southern and urban houses, and they're still a great way to add architectural and historical detail to a room. They also help keep out winter's chilly winds or summer's oppressive heat. Ready to get started with this privacy-enhancing upgrade? Check out How to Hang Interior Shutters to see how to do it yourself.
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