Plantation shutters. Half window only?
I am new to this forum but have been reading/posting on the homebuilding and kitchen forums.
We are building a new home - in fact starting to move in this weekend. We are in a private area- rural, lots of windows with good views. We are doing esentially no window treatments except for two bathroom windows. We have a first floor bathroom with a very large double hung that looks to the front porch. Had the shutter guy out today to give me estimates for shutters for these two windows only. I wanted shutters on the bottom 1/2 only. He said that most people were unhappy with bottom only shutters and encouraged us do the whole window. Our house is a colonial/farmhouse type and I think bottom shutters would be just fine. These are $$$$$ treatments - it would cost 500/window for full shutters. They are the nice Polywood type.
I am going with 1/2 shutters unless someone can show me they will look bad! LOL
Any experience here?