Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spiffing Up A Plain Jane Home: Shutters And Window Boxes

Several days ago, I did part one in the series of spiffin up a plain home with awnings. Today, I'm going to concentrate on shutters and window boxes! I love them! First off, if your house is rather plain, you really should consider awnings. They add some architectural detail to an otherwise boring house.

Traditional Exterior by New Port Richey Architect Bud Dietrich, AIA



Awnings are not cheap. Window boxes are relatively inexpensive and you can always Google how to DIY one yourself!
They should match the window frame plus any trim. If there are shutters then add 4-6 inches on.
 
Sometimes I like them a little longer than the frame.  Longer window boxes tend to draw the eye in more and the look can be very lush with the right plants, like the one below.



14 comments:

  1. I love a good window box. I am in the middle of deciding what I'll be putting in mine this summer. Thanks for the inspiration pics!

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    1. I'd love to see your window boxes, Elizabeth!

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  2. Just getting my window box choices going now. I love those plantation style shutters. Thanks for the great rundown.

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    1. I'd love to see them! I'm a big fan of plantation shutters, too!

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  3. I love the curb appeal of window boxes and shutters.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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    1. I really like the cottagey type shutters and window boxes in a cozy color or wood stain!

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  4. I absolutely love this look!! I really want shutters and window boxes when we are (finally!) in our own home again!

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    1. I think when you are finally unleashed in a home you own, again, it will look amazing! Can't wait to see it one day!

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  5. I believe I have heard something like this before. Interesting!

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  6. Love these images! Window boxes give so much character, and those Bermuda shutters kill me- wish I needed those, but they'd look less than tropical where I am, but I love them!
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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    1. Oh, I do love plantation shutters, too! Thanks for stopping by and adding to the conversation!

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  7. What a lovely home. I love your custom home shutters. It really looks so elegant. The design and the color very well matches with the house.

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  8. “First off, if your house is rather plain, you really should consider awnings. They add some architectural detail to an otherwise boring house.”—So true. Little additions in the house could give an aesthetic appeal to the whole structure. One way to do that is to put shutters and window boxes. Anyway, keep posting those interesting ideas in this blog. :)

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  9. I am very thankful to the author to write this fruitful information.It is worth sharing for other users.Thanks once again
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