Beautiful Shutters for Your Traditional American Cape Cod Home
Published: May 18, 2022
The smaller, economical and practical Cape Cod home boomed across America from the 1930s-1950s, but actually began years before in colonial New England. The variety in Cape Cod homes is enormous, the styles of doors and windows are different in every home. The original colonists of America made the journey here because of freedom of religion, so we should not be surprised at the stark nature of America's first homes. The homes had no dormers, the chimney was centered in the home so that it warmed the entire house. Shutters were made to actually close over the windows, the home’s siding was clapboard or shingle and the roof was covered in shingles or slate. These homes had to function in the heat of summer and cold New England winters.
Exterior Cape Cod Shutters
Whether they’re functional or purely aesthetic, shutters are common elements on Cape Cod homes and can also make windows appear larger. Cape Cod homes will often look incomplete without shutters on their windows. However you can use basically any style of shutter you can imagine on a Cape Cod home. This creates a lot of design flexibility and opportunity for personalization of your home.
If you want a cute rustic style home, you can go with a board and batten style shutter or a louvered shutter. Paneled shutters raised or flat panels are also excellent choices for Cape Cod homes. When it comes to Cape Cod shutters there is a vast array of options to choose from that will fit the unique characteristics of your home.
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