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Beautiful California Shutters
from the window dressing experts

At Shades of Home we’ve made it our mission to ensure every single window in every single home gets the focus and attention it truly deserves – transforming your windows from a blank canvas into the centrepiece of your room.  

California Shutters supplied and installed in Toronto, Oakville, Burlington,
Mississauga, Etobicoke and throughout the GTA

Welcome

As a family owned business with over 25 years of experience, Shades of Home measures, designs, supplies and installs Custom Wood Shutters.

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE 

From the moment you first contact us, you can feel completely confident with our knowledge and experience.  Our clients are ‘walked-through’ the entire design process so they can be confident in the investment they are making in their home

Our designers will work with you and recommend the most appropriate design for your windows.

From start to finish we make your decision easy.

For a LIMITED TIME we are offering our PREMIUM WOOD CLEARVIEW shutters for the same price as our traditional centre tilt shutters.

If you thought you had to settle for a Vinyl Shutter to get a CLEAR unobstructed view, the you HAVE TO SEE our PREMIUM CUSTOM WOOD Shutters with CLEARVIEW.

We invite you to see, touch, feel and compare our shutters to other wood shutters in the market, compare the finish, compare the construction, compare the finish – COMPARE THE WARRANTY

We know you’ll choose PREMIUM CUSTOM WOOD SHUTTERS from Shades of Home.

If your preference is VINYL, we recommend ECLIPSE shutters.  The NEW Ultra-Satin Finish brings Vinyl Shutters a little closer to the look and feel of wood – we’ll help you compare,

CUSTOM BUILT TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS

Every shutter is built from scratch. We take your window dimensions, panel configurations, divider rail locations and build your shutters from hand-selected American Yellow Poplar to exacting dimensions with care.  They are sanded, primed, sanded again and impeccably finished.

TESTIMONIALS (Click Here)

Ask us about the Hundreds of homeowners who have recommended us to their friends and neighbours.  We are VERY proud of the value we offer our clients, the quality of our products and level of service.

MaxXmar Vinyl Shutters

Three louver sizes: 2 1⁄2”, 3 1⁄2” and 4 1⁄2” All upgrades available: Bypass, Bi-fold, French Door, etc. Available with the Traditional Tilt bar system and Mini Tilt Bar system. The tilt bar can be placed in almost any position. Front and back Available in deep rich stains & colours The general size standard is 4" top and bottom rails for most shutters Maximum panel width and height with 2" top and bottom rails is 20" x 36" Panels over 60" in height require one divider rail. Refer to price book for which louver sizing must be used SurcaTM Locking System used to lock the panel in place. Adjustable spring system

MaxXmar Tilia Wood Shutters

Three louver sizes: 2 1⁄2”, 3 1⁄2” and 4 1⁄2” All upgrades available: Bypass, Bi-fold, French Door, etc. Full selection of frame styles Available with the Traditional Tilt bar system and Mini Tilt Bar system. The tilt bar can be placed in almost any position. Front and back, center, and hinge-side. Single shutter panels can go up to 42” in width and 96" in height without a divider rail. Refer to the price book for which louver sizing must be used. The general size standard is 4" top and bottom rails for most shutters 2" top and bottom rails are available up to 20" x 36" SurcaTM Locking System used to lock the panel in place. Adjustable spring system Both Matte and Shiny available with no surcharge

MaxXmar Talento Vinyl Shutters

Available for square or rectangular windows, no specialty shapes available, few upgradable options. Meant for basic applications No Bypass or Bi-fold tracking system No French Door application Smaller selection of frames Two louver sizes available: 2 1⁄2” and 3 1⁄2” Available with the Traditional Tilt bar system and Mini Tilt Bar system. The tilt bar can be placed in almost any position. Front and back, center, and hinge-side. The maximum single panel width is 38” without a divider rail. Refer to the price book for which louver sizing must be used. The general size standard is 4" top and bottom rails for most shutters 2" top and bottom rails are available up to 20" x 36" Maxx-Katch System used to lock the panel in place. Pressure fit system. Both Matte and Shiny finish available with no surcharge

MaxXmar Somerset Vinyl Shutters

Gear System: No Tilt Bar Three louver sizes: 2 1⁄2”, 3 1⁄2” and 4 1⁄2” All upgrades available: Bypass, Bi-fold, French Door, etc. Full selection of frames styles One divider rail required at 60”. Refer to the price book for which louver sizing must be used. The general size standard is 4" top and bottom rails for most shutters 2" top and bottom rails are available up to 20" x 36" SurcaTM Locking System Both Matte and Shiny available with no surcharge

MaxXmar Window Fashions Shutters

There are many different type of shutters on the market such as Polywood shutters, Vinyl Shutters and Wood Shutters. and Aluminum Shutters. We show the differences in the shutter materials and the different advantages and disadvantages shutters may have. Anything from Moisture resistant, warping, colour fading, cracking, fire resistant, solid or hollow components, tension control, environmentally friendly quality and appearance.
We TRUST MaxXmar's Quality and Value

MaxXmar Cashmere Wood Shutters

Cashmere Shutters - Wood (Opening Price Point) Three louver sizes: 2 1⁄2”, 3 1⁄2” and 4 1⁄2” Very basic applications: square or rectangular windows, no specialty shapes, few upgradable options No Bypass or Bi-fold No French Door Available with the Traditional Tilt bar system and Mini Tilt Bar system. The tilt bar can be placed in almost any position. Front and back Available only in white The general size standard is 4" top and bottom rails for most shutters Panels over 60" in height require one divider rail. Refer to price book for which Louver sizing must be used. SurcaTM Locking System used to lock the panel in place. Adjustable spring system

What Our Clients Say

PLANTATION SHUTTERS

"We are extremely happy with the service we received from start to finish of this project. The resulting products have given our entire second floor an upgrade. The shutters look good, fit perfectly and were installed very efficiently. Would definitely recommend Shades of Home"
Helen Vallender
Oakville

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SHUTTER INSTALLATION

"We had an excellent experience with Shades of Home. From Marie’s consultation, to the installation, everything was great! Marie even followed up a few days after the install to make sure everything was as expected. I’ll admit that we did explore other options before going with Shades of Home, but they back their work and were very competitively priced. Very satisfied!"



Helen Vallender
Oakville
LIVING ROOM ECLIPSE SHUTTERS

"Everything that has happened since I emailed Marie for an online quote has been more than impressive – Marie returned every email promptly and the gentlemen who both measured and then installed were great to deal with, punctual and NEAT ! I’m extremely happy with everything from a business point and as for the shutters themselves – just perfect and everything I’d hoped they would be … I would without question recommend shades of home to anyone who asks – I actually already have !"
Michelle
Etobicoke

Benefits of Wood Shutters

Wood Shutters – Tips & Advice

Are shutters suitable for a bathroom?

Bathroom vanities are constructed of wood and finished to resist humidity just as our Custom Wood Shutters are, even in a well used family washroom.

The exception being an older home where the bathroom window is the showroom or bathtub enclosure.  Then we would recommend a Vinyl Shutter for that opening.

As with any finished wood furnishings, it is important to wipe off excess water on any lacquered surface, and that is the only care they require!

Are you looking for shutters for an odd-shaped window?

As our shutters are made-to-measure and individually crafted to meet your requirements, we can fit them to virtually any size and shape of window. So even if you have the most problematic of shaped windows, there is a good chance we can make your shutters to fit perfectly.

Full Arches, Eyebrow Arches, Quarter Arches
Ovals, Triangles, Trapazoids, Widows Peaks
Bishops Peaks

ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIALTY “TABLAUX TRACERIES” as an architectural option/feature for the upper portion of your shutters.

Do you want your shutters to match a particular paint shade?

Your shutters should look like they were an integral part of your home, not something that was obviously added after-the-fact.  Aside from our basic whites, our shutters are available in an unlimited range of colours.  All we require is the colour code, a bit of leftover trim paint, a piece of painted trim, cabinet door, flooring, ceramics or whatever colour you are trying to match.

And if you need help selecting a colour, your designer can make experienced suggestions.

Do you need shutters to fit a patio door?

B-Fold ~ Pairs of panels are hinged together to allow the shutters to bi-fold and rest beside the patio door.

Bi-Pass ~ Where room is available, the shutters are mounted on a track allowing the shutters to be stacked clear of the door without having them open into the room.

Tracked ~ are the perfect choice for wide expanses of glass like oversized patio doors and even extra wide or multiple windows. They allow for multiple shutter panels which fold together neatly as they open.

Do you need flexible control over light and privacy?

All of our shutters give you complete control over light and privacy, but tier-on-tier shutters have top and bottom tiers which open independently of each other, giving you the flexibility to decide where you want the light and privacy the most.  Alternatively café style shutters fix to just the bottom half of your window, allowing the light to come into your room from the top.

How do I decide on the right louver width for my shutters?

Our shutters come in four different louvres widths. The wider louvres let more light into your room when open, making them a particularly good choice for larger windows. Shutters with wider louvres also have a more contemporary look and feel, which can look really dramatic at your windows. Narrower louvres provide greater privacy and are ideally suited to smaller windows.

Are shutters suitable for a child’s bedroom?

Shutters are a fantastic choice for a child’s bedroom or nursery, as the classic style will stand the test of time as well as future design schemes, when your little one grows up and their room is redecorated. What’s more, shutters are inherently safe by design, as they feature no operating cords or chains.

Don’t assume shutters are many times the price of other standard window coverings.  Provide us with the rough measurements of your windows and we would be happy to get back to you with an estimate.  If you are happy with the price we would be happy to come to your home for an in-home consultation.

Request a free written estimate for your window treatments. Simply provide us with approximate measurements and we’ll get back to you within 48hrs.