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Blackout Shutters

Two simple words, Blackout Shutters. But they are conflicting with reality. If you look at the pictures attached to this blog you will see that shutters actually allow a LOT of light in. This is a surprise to people who order shutters but didn’t get a good consultation. What can you do if you want blackout shutters?

Pretty much the only way to get blackout shutters is by layering the shutters with a product that will provide room darkening. In the case of this job in Reno, NV, we used a factory solution. Norman Window Fashions offers what is called the Day/Night shutter. As the video shows, if you open the shutter panel, it has a honeycomb blackout shade mounted behind it. When it is lowered, it cuts the light to about 99+ percent.

Light Through Standard Shutter

The Same Shutter with Blackout Layer

This is only one option for types of layering. Most often we use draperies or curtains to layer with. Shutters have a very sterile look and adding fabrics can add a softness that appeals to many of our clients. In this case, the job was done for the teenage boys of our client. Softness was not a factor, but serious darkness was. Job accomplished!!

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Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.

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