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July 13, 2022

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How to Get Elizabeth Shutters into Your Home in Three Easy Steps

If you're here, you've done your research. Mass-produced blinds from the big box stores are not your speed. You're looking for quality craftsmanship that is beautiful and built to last; something that will add value to your home and a finished look to your interior style. You want custom-made, whole-basswood interior shutters to bring functional elegance into your favorite rooms. Let us just say: you have great taste. And you are in the right place.

At Elizabeth Shutters, we understand the consideration homeowners give to the decision to install interior shutters for their homes. We've been building and installing custom, whole-basswood interior shutters and other high-quality window coverings, closet doors, and interior doors for over 40 years, so we have a keen appreciation for the expectations our customers have for this impactful and timeless design choice. That's why we've made it simple to get Elizabeth Shutters off your computer screen and into your home. From your first call to your final walk-through, we'll guide you through every step with the kind of individualized attention you expect from a luxury service.

Step 1: Schedule a Free In-Home Estimate

The first step is giving us a call to schedule your free in-home estimate. In as little as a week, one of our experienced shutter consultants will arrive at a time you choose to discuss your project goals. They'll take precise measurements, give you tailored recommendations on mounting, materials, and style, and give you a project cost estimate based on your unique specifications. All you have to do is pick a shutter style you love, and even that process can be as guided as you wish with the help of your dedicated Elizabeth Shutters consultant.

All our shutters are custom made, every job. That means your design options are not limited to an existing stock of pre-made shutters in a warehouse: you can feel free to mix and match every element of your shutters to create a combination that best suits you. Whether you're matching your shutters to your kitchen cabinets in a particular shade of gray, or selecting a louver size that will give you the best view of your surroundings, together we can create something that is classic, tasteful, and reflective of your personal style. From a traditional white shutter with a tilt rod and liberty top to an angular black shutter with a flat top for contemporary homes with rake windows, there is an interior shutter design for every interior design style. Dive into our in-depth guides on Styles + Configuration and Color Choices + Mounting for a preview of all the various technical and aesthetic specifications you can make with your interior shutters design.

Step 2: Place a Deposit to Begin Building Your Shutters

After you've settled on your perfect interior shutters design, you will place a deposit to start the building process. Build times can vary, depending on quantity, size, and style of shutters. It typically takes 30 working days (six weeks) to complete traditional styles, while specials can take up to 45. Specials can include shutters for French doors, polyvinyl shutters (for windows around tubs and sinks), or special shapes like sunburst shutters in an arched window. Your Elizabeth Shutters consultant will advise you on what to expect for your project. No matter what the lead time for building your shutters, you can rest assured that every aspect of your shutters is being carefully crafted with the utmost care, using only the finest materials, over-engineered hardware, durable coatings, and hand-craftsmanship. Your interior shutters are built to last for a lifetime and look like new throughout that lifetime.

Step 3: Schedule Installation

Approximately two weeks before we anticipate your shutters' completion, our service reps will contact you to schedule the installation. Most installations are completed in one day. For larger projects, we provide two installation experts to ensure that you're able to enjoy your beautiful new interior shutters with minimal disruption to your daily life. Once your new shutters are up, our installer will walk through your home with you to verify that everything has been completed to your satisfaction. After you sign off on a job well done, the remainder of your balance is due, and your interior shutters are yours to admire for years to come.

Questions about any of the steps along the way to your new interior shutters? Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-748-8377 or send us an email at info@elizabethshutters.com and we'll be happy to help.

Ready to get started? We can't wait to hear about your interior shutter design dreams and work with you to bring them to life. Schedule your free in-home estimate today to take the first step: call 1-800-748-8377 or email info@elizabethshutters.com.