A Brief History of Window Shutters


Where do Shutters Originate From?

Window shutters have remained popular for years, because of their durability, the easy maintenance and of course their classic and clean look.  Their origin is believed to have begun with Greece and the Mediterranean for protection from the tropical weather. As their usage spread they moved from marble to wood with movable louver for light and ventilation. This update on the design allowed for variation in not only light, but temperature as well as privacy. It has continued to evolve up to today.

At Villa Blind and Shutter we specialize in blinds and shutters in the Corona and Newport Beach area. We want to help you keep your home beautiful and full of light or dark and cozy.

Shutter Features

Shutter features of Villa’s Premium Plantation Shutters will turn your home into a comfortable, stylish and beautiful environment.

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Our solid wood material has a low transfer rate of heat which allows the wood to be an excellent source to reduce unwanted temperatures anywhere in the house. The constant circulation of air causes convection which makes insulation from heat continuous. This easily and effectively blocks out all air that comes between your shutters and windows and is guaranteed to keep your home cool at all times.

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Here at Villa Blind and  Shutter, we work hard to find the perfect balance between lighting and privacy.
Each shutter is specifically customized based on your preferred adjustment and you get to be in charge of
how much light you choose to let in. And don’t worry–we know how important privacy is to you so no matter how much light you desire, we guarantee privacy and security from all our custom shutters.

Basswood  shutter features

This texture is more rigid and compact but is a good weight and is a type of wood with high stability. Our premium basswood shutters are made from the strongest material out there and ensure top quality for years to come. They provide a clean and flawless finish guaranteed to enhance any room you’re in.

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Shutter Installs of the Month

Shutter installs by Villa are performed by Certified Installation teams.  Villa’s staff includes Shutter Designers, Installers, Project Managers and Interior Decorators and together Villa has the experience to offer an exceptional customer experience.

Shutter installs

Shutter installs of the month show recent installations of interesting arch shutters and specialty shapes.

At Villa Blind and Shutter our installers are highly experienced, many have worked in the industry for over twenty years.  Frankly, we think our teams are the best in the industry.  The foremost training and Certification classes are offered from HunterDouglas and Norman Window Fashions.  Our installers have attended annually these training classes and have been certified as Master Shutter Installers.

Shutter Installs of the Month

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To schedule your In-Home Design Consultation and Estimate call or fill out our On Line Contact Form here.

Specialty Shaped Shutters

Specialty shaped shutters from Villa are basswood shutters and can be crafted into any type of window you might need.  The most common are Angled Tops, Arch Tops, as well as common shapes like circles , triangles and half circles. Pictured below are those types of specialty shaped  shutters.  Villa works very closely with a five star  window company in Orange County  and can replace those specialty shaped windows with new energy efficient Vinyl Windows. Together your new windows and shutters will look great and save you money on your energy bills.

Specialty shaped shutters

Arched Top Shutter

Specialty Shaped Shutters

Villa offers many name brand shutters, professional installation and free in home design consultation.  Set your appointment on line, at your convenience.

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How to Clean Your Blinds

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Easy Maintenance For Your Blinds

Blinds and shutters collect dust just like everything else in a house, but they are often one of the most neglected parts of the home cleaning process. We are going to provide you with some useful tips to keep your blinds and shutters in top shape.

  • Real Wood Blinds
    • Some furniture polish and a soft clean sock will get these blinds looking brand new.
  • Faux-Wood Blinds
    • The best way to get this type of blind clean is to invest in a vacuum with a dust brush. It’s simple and fast.
    • If your blinds are in the kitchen, the dust is likely to be mixed with grease making it more difficult to remove. For this use a clean sock dipped in a mixture of white vinegar and water to wipe the blinds with.

Villa Blind and Shutter is here for you and all your blind and shutter needs in Corona. We provide the best quality products and red carpet worthy customer service. Contact us today here.


Comfortex Product

Comfortex is Villa’ favorite Cellular Shade provider.  The Color Lux program offers great selection and wonderful color choices for cell and roller shades.  Windows are your home’s link to the outside world, and an expression of your personal style. Window shades and blinds affect a room’s lighting, it’s color and even the temperature. The window treatments you choose can establish your home’s mood, whether it is casual or formal.

At Comfortex, we specialize in energy efficient window treatments, including ones that can help you earn federal tax credits or help you get a good night sleep.

Cordless Lift and Lock

We’re innovative. You can design your own shade with our PERSONA program for Roller and Roman Shades. Custom graphic shades can compliment existing design elements, establish new spaces or refresh a landscape view. Choose your favorite Major League Baseball team for your game room. With PERSONA Custom Graphic shades reproduce your favorite photos, paintings, drawings – just about any graphic you provide.

Comfortex is proud to offer a complete line of cellular and pleated shades, wood blinds, sheer window shadings and innovative cellular vertical blinds.


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Norman Roller Shades

Norman roller shades are all the rage this summer in Corona.  Both residential and commercial properties are using these Roller Shades (also know as solar shades or solar screens) to reduce the sun’s heat blasting thru your glass windows, thus keeping your home cooler and saving on air conditioning costs.  Corona is having a heat wave, aren’t we?  between the traffic and the heat here in Corona, most people have had enough!  Well we can’t help you on our freeway construction delays, but Villa  can help you by providing you with Norman Window Fashions Roller Shades.,

Norman Roller Shades

This past April Norman revamped their Fabric selections to over 300 choices, and divided them into four groups, so you can narrow it down easily.  The groups are;  Sheeer, Light Filtering, Designer Collection and Blackouts.  So your first choice is based on how much light you want to block out, and how much View Thru you like.

Villa Designers to the Rescue

Our Villa Designers will walk you throuugh 4 design  questions.  We have the experience to help you understand all the options Norman offers from light filtering, lift control options, Top Treatments and  a few more easy choices.

Show Me a Hand Sample

I know its already making you sweat, like finishing homework.  So I’ve posted a photo of a Villa Hand sample,  (pictured) of one of my favorite combinations of your choices, so here goes, I will describe this Norman Roller Shade for you.

  •   It features a Fabric from the Solar Shade Collection called Wave, with a 5% View through.  Its a true solar screen that blocks heat but allows you to see your mountain view.
  • Curved Fabric Valance,    Doesn’t that look great.  Your other options are a Wood Valance or a Square Fabric  Valance.
  • Stainless Steel Beaded Chain  Your choice is white or  black in plastic or this beautiful stainless steel.  Your lift choices include Spring Rollers or Motorization.
  • Fabric wrapped Hem Bar!


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Here are a few shots of my Patio door with two Norman Roller Shades.



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Blinds Shades Shutters

Blinds, Shades or Shutters?  Is that the question you are asking yourself today?  Are you remodeling a new home purchase?  Considering your tight budget now, it might be a problem putting in the beautiful shutters you’ve always wanted. Consider doing  the house in phases or in a combination of products.  We recommend starting the shutters in the main living , family and dining area.  Blinds and cell shades are not to expensive to use for a few years and then replace them with shutters down the line.

For design ideas, look at the Window Treatments page,  Our interior decorators can be referred to you if you like, and the Villa Designers are great for helping you to decide which shades are best for your needs.

This website is designed to be helpful and educational.  See Villa  recent installation Videos page for our Jobs of the Week Videos.  We narrate the features and benefits of Blinds Shades and Shutters.

We also have a Free In- Home Design presentation called the Shutter Design Process and help you understand all of your design options including your choices of materials, frames, tilt controls.

Here are a few photos to get you started, and please visit us www.VillaBlindandShutter.com

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Villa office number in Corona, Ca   951-847-7708



Shutters Orange County

Shutters for Orange County include Villa Blind and Shutter.  Villa is located  on the County line of Orange and Riverside, in Corona, and is a Premier dealer for Onyx Shutters, Norman Shutters and Skandia Shutters.  These three shutter manufacturers together allow Villa’s clients to compare materials, quality,  specialty shapes offered, as well as American made versus Asian Made.  (China)

Shutters Orange County

Choose from Wood (Onyx Shutters), Composites (Norman Shutters) and  Solid Vinyls (Skandia 300 Series) Shutter Materials offered by Villa Designers.  We provide a Free In Home Design Consultation.

Basswood shutters are on Sale this summer (Learn About the Specials)  Enjoy learning about all of your options.

Villa offers Free Design Consultattion

Learn about all of your design choices from our experts, and RELAX and SHOP AT HOME.  Here are a few photos with design tips and options to consider.  But remember, its our job to help you understand the  complexity of choosing the right frames and  tilt rods and colors for your home.

A few Shutter Terms and Photos  See our Product Videos

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Panel Configuration

Shows Liberty Arch option

Liberty Arch, with Standard Tilt Bar

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Bi-Pass Shutter


Shutters for Orange County

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Onyx Shutters

ONYX SHUTTERS are wood plantation shutters, made of Basswood, they have a Polyurethane finish, are available in whites and stains.

Onyx Shutters pictured below, come in  many specialty shapes, including Arch Tops, Angled Tops, Eyebrows, Circles and Octagons.  Onyx also make beautiful Bi-Pass Track shutters  for you Patio Doors.

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Onyx Shutters Features

tension adjustment screw in every shutter panel ensures that, whether the shutter is brand new or decades old, it will never become too tight or too loose to operate properly. By the slight turn of a screw inside the stile, the louver tension is either increased and decreased.

Stainless steel staples are resistant to both corrosion and temperature changes.  One of the most tiresome experiences of a shutter owner is staple failure. We use extra-long stainless steel staples in the louvers and tilt-rod to ensure that they do not pull out.

Hidden, recessed magnets allow our shutter panels to close tightly while also providing a clean and streamlined appearance.

Mortise and tenon joints are designed for maximum strength, to withstand shear and racking stress and to ensure safety and reliability.  Typical shutters, like those sold at big-box home improvement retailers, are joined together by glued dowels or screw joints which eventually work themselves loose and/or fall apart.  Our shutters are built differently, using special joinery for superior strength and simplicity.

Mortised hinges are important to achieve a tight fit within your window opening. Without a mortised panel, a gap appears on the hanging side that allows light to break between the panel and selected frame.  Our hinges have at least 5 knuckle joints for better load distribution and smoother, quieter action. Pivot hinges have firmly riveted joint pins.  We select materials that are sufficiently heavy to prevent sagging and are resistant to moisture.

Multi-layer, hand-sanded polyurethane finish with high-quality stain or paint provides hardness, strength, UV-resistance, water-resistance and color retention.

Want to find out more about Basswood Shutters?

Call Villa today toll-free at (951) 847-7708, or click here to schedule an appointment online.  One of our professional designers will bring samples of our Basswood Shutters right to your home, and help you decide if they are the right look and fit for your needs.

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If you are interested in Basswood shutters, but want to see some other options, Check out our hybrid shutters.  Interested in Shades Gallery?