Congrats to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Eric Ramsey The new year means new opportunities to upgrade your home design, and stunning new shots of shutters from homeowners in Tampa and across the country. It also means a new Share Your Shutters contest winner, and the winner for January 2017 is Katie S. of Elk Grove, California for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove is located in Northern California and is just one of the many towns around the country whose 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 outside light from coming into the home. In Elk Grove as well as in Tampa, that’s a good thing for any design-minded homeowner who wants total light control in their space.Plantation shutters also block energy transfer through the windows, making them great for homeowners who experience scorching summers or cold winters, or who just want to maximize their home’s energy efficiency. That results in a more liveable home and cash back in your pocket every month with reduced energy bills.Katie’s shutters also take advantage of some newer home design trends. Neutral-colored settings such as her brown wall are becoming very popular, with contrasting instances of colors–in this case the white of the Polywood shutters–providing points of interest throughout the space. Available in a range of white and off-white hues, plantation shutters can fill a great niche in contemporary interior design.As our latest Share Your Shutters winner, Katie will receive a $100 gift certificate to a nearby restaurant, in addition to having her awesome shutters featured alongside our previous winners.Have you recently had plantation shutters installed in your house that you want to show off? Find Sunburst Shutters Tampa on Facebook and share a picture of your shutters using the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you may be our next featured winner!