Congrats to the First Share Your Shutters Winner of 2017!01/30/2017Tyson Williams The new year means new opportunities to upgrade your interior design, and beautiful new shots of shutters from homeowners in San Diego and across the country. The new year also means a new Share Your Shutters contest winner, and the winner for January 2017 is Elk Grove, California resident Katie S. for her Polywood® plantation shutters. Elk Grove in Northern California is just one of the many cities around the country in which homes can benefit from Polywood shutters all throughout the year. Even when slightly ajar like in Katie’s photo submission, plantation shutters block a huge amount of sunlight from entering the home. In Elk Grove as well as in San Diego, that’s a boon to any design-minded homeowner who wants a lot of customizability in their space.Plantation shutters also block energy transfer through the windows, which means they’re great for homeowners who experience hot summers or frigid winters, or who just want to max out their home’s energy efficiency. That results in a more comfortable home and cash back in your pocket every month with lower energy bills.Katie’s shutters also take advantage of some newer home design trends. Neutral-hued backdrops such as her tan wall are becoming very popular, with contrasting splashes of colors–in Katie’s home the white of the Polywood shutters–working as points of interest throughout the room. Available in different white and off-white colors, plantation shutters can fill a great niche in contemporary home design.As our latest Share Your Shutters winner, Katie will receive a $100 gift card to a California restaurant, and will have her awesome shutters featured alongside our past winners.Have you recently had plantation shutters put in your house that you want the world to see? Find Sunburst Shutters San Diego on Facebook and share a snapshot of your shutters with the hashtag #ShareYourShutters - and you may be the next contest winner!