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Old 06-10-2019, 04:10 PM
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I have been thinking when I get a few extra dollars I am going to get exterior shutters for my house. Miracle, I have a little extra money, but when I start measuring and looking, everything says to not put exterior shutters on bay windows because even though everyone knows they are not functional, they should look functional. I am sad. How do you think they would look? Honest opinions. Thanks!


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I don't think you need them
Old 06-10-2019, 04:21 PM
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the bay windows already create curb appeal for the front of your home.
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:23 PM
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Sorry, I can't give advice on shutters. However, I can comment on the beautiful yellow front door.
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:23 PM
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I think they would be overkill on your beautiful house.


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Old 06-10-2019, 04:26 PM
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I do think that space needs something, but I don't think it's shutters. I'm thinking more like a topiary on each side of the door or potted evergreens. Nothing top down like a hanging plant. Something coming up from the ground to use that space.

Not your question so I may be no help.
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Agree with a topiary
Old 06-10-2019, 04:38 PM
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Or some sort of tall, thin planting.
Shutters would look out of place, I think.
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:41 PM
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It looks so bare because I just tore out overgrown boxwood hedges. I like the topiary idea.....Window boxes might be pretty..for a day. Thanks for all your help.
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I donít think so
Old 06-10-2019, 06:53 PM
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I looked up some pictures of bay windows with shutters and Iím not a fan. Sorry. I do love the idea of landscaping or adding plants and flowers. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:56 PM
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I vote no shutters. I love the brick and your yellow door. I agree with others that some colorful plants of varying heights will finish your look perfectly. Great house!


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Old 06-10-2019, 08:18 PM
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I donít have a bay window, but I have a picture window with shutters. They shutters match the rest on the house, it they look weird on the picture window, IMO. Iíve left them because it also looks funny without them.

I vote no shutters.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:25 PM
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I would definitely NOT put shutters on that. I think it would look kind of bizarre, actually. Your home is really beautiful, I think!
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:08 PM
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You have a beautiful home!

Can you just add a small trim strip on each side of the bay to make the trim on the sides of the bay windows slightly larger to match the trim strip between the panes more in scale? (The outside edges currently have way less trim than the middle.)

In addition to that, I'd put a couple of feet of pavers on each side of the sidewalk in the beauty bark area right in front of the door. That would effectively widen your front stoop.

Once you've bulked up the presence of your entry, then you can worry about adding the planters others are suggesting.

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Old 06-11-2019, 04:40 AM
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I have seen shutters on bay windows. If you really want them you should get them. That being said, Iím not sure they would fit between the window and the exterior lights. Two tall plants on either side of the front door would look great.
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I just drove past
Old 06-11-2019, 10:16 AM
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a house just like yours. It was a little different. I am not stalking you. They did not have shutters but next to the front door they had two tall planters with flowering plants. It looked beautiful. I think you might try that to add something before spending the money for shutters. In the winter it would be nice to put artificial small evergreens with little twinkle lights in the planers.

Just a thought...
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:15 AM
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If you are wanting more curb appeal have you considered planting something along the edge on both sides of your walkway? I think it would be very inviting. Maybe something with a white or yellow bloom to coordinate with your windows or door. Just a thought.
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