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California Shutters anyone?

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Apr 22, 2014
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California Shutters anyone?

Love it? Hate it? Why? Best place to get? Worst place to avoid?
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Mar 27, 2015
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Aren't they kind of out of style now? I think of them as being a 90's thing. But if they work for you... They're easy to clean, that's one thing.
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Jan 15, 2006
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Richmond Hill
Hate it. They are bulky and block out too much light even when the slats are open, unless you swing them open. Just plain ugly IMO.
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Apr 22, 2014
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so what kind of window treatments that are popular nowadays? Style, function, and reliability are what I am looking for.
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May 23, 2009
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I love mine. Got it installed 2-3 years ago. I've converted two friends over too.

3.5" wood slats(with hidden tilt) which lets in lots of light. http://www.pcshutters.ca/
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Apr 10, 2017
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anotherbargainhunter wrote: so what kind of window treatments that are popular nowadays? Style, function, and reliability are what I am looking for.
I love my cellular shades. I have 5 windows that have the day/night option then the rest are light filtering. They claim energy efficiency.

It goes very well with my modern-ish home and minimalist style. I have a combination of Bali and Levolor. ~13 blinds total (above is the breakdown) and I've probably spent about $~3000k.
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Apr 22, 2014
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Biscayne05 wrote: I love my cellular shades. I have 5 windows that have the day/night option then the rest are light filtering. They claim energy efficiency.

It goes very well with my modern-ish home and minimalist style. I have a combination of Bali and Levolor. ~13 blinds total (above is the breakdown) and I've probably spent about $~3000k.
We need to see pictures :)
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Sep 9, 2017
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I love, love, love my shutters. They give the house a crisp, clean look, go with everything and are maintenance free. I wouldn't call them modern.....more like classic, timeless. I had mine installed through Home Depot, and I was 100% happy with the quality and price, but obviously you'd have different installers there.
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Dec 4, 2009
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California shutters block out a huge amount of light, even open.

We've got roller shades that are open during daylight hours. A fraction of the cost and let windows do their job.
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Apr 22, 2014
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What do you guys think if only first floor has california shutters and the second floor has shades? Is it weird that the first and second floor windows have different window coverings?

Also, where is the best place to get California shutters? Home depot is good? They offer 25 years warranty and i was quoted for $12k all in for about 19 windows
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Jan 14, 2010
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Central Ontario
Toukolou wrote: California shutters block out a huge amount of light, even open. We've got roller shades that are open during daylight hours. A fraction of the cost and let windows do their job.
+1. Have had naked windows for about 5 years now with blinds as needed functionally (usually rolled up, but strategically deployed in bright sun or nighttime). No dusting, brighter home.
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Apr 22, 2014
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anotherbargainhunter wrote: What do you guys think if only first floor has california shutters and the second floor has shades? Is it weird that the first and second floor windows have different window coverings?

Also, where is the best place to get California shutters? Home depot is good? They offer 25 years warranty and i was quoted for $12k all in for about 19 windows
Sorry I made a typo. I got quoted for $12k all in by Home Depot for 21 windows. Vinyl california shutters with 25 years warranty. Is this a good deal?

Also, I am also debating if it is a good look to do just the ground floor only and leave the 2nd floor with shades and save about half of the money.
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Nov 9, 2011
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Toronto
anotherbargainhunter wrote: What do you guys think if only first floor has california shutters and the second floor has shades? Is it weird that the first and second floor windows have different window coverings?

Also, where is the best place to get California shutters? Home depot is good? They offer 25 years warranty and i was quoted for $12k all in for about 19 windows
I would shop around some more, 12K from HD is overpriced. Check out www.pcshutters.ca that bubuski mentioned above.
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tonershop wrote: I would shop around some more, 12K from HD is overpriced. Check out www.pcshutters.ca that bubuski mentioned above.
I will. How about Californiashutterstoronto.com? I am planning to get few more quotes.

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