Tag Archives: Window Shutters

Costa Mesa Shutters

Costa Mesa Shutters is our Job of the Week, and below we are presenting an educational video we like to use to show off our installs, but also to point out a few design choices.  This week we are showing you how you can use three panels to cover an eight foot wide window using T-Posts.  It looks a lot  better than a four panel.  Also look at how you can use shutters for those difficult Skylight windows.  Great ability now to control the light and heat in the room.


Costa Mesa Shutters

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Education on Shutters

This education on shutters is a great place to start learning more about shutters.  Shutters can be a bit confusing.  At Villa, we can make choosing the right shutters for you easy. Today we want to offer a few interesting Videos on Shutters.   I am sure after watching these you will have a good understanding of the many shutter options that are available.  If you have a Villa Designer come to your house for a free estimate of your project, he will also walk you through our Shutter Design Process.  Please enjoy these educational shutter Videos.

Villa Designers have years of experience to draw from.  We’ve made the mistakes, and now know what to look out for.

Education on Shutters

Shutters for Patio Doors

Specialty Shutters

Shutters for Corner Windows

Education on Shutters

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More Design Articles on Shutters
Visit our Woodlore Shutter
Interested in Shades?  See our beautiful Shade Gallery.

Villa offers free in home design consultation in Southern California.  We bring the many samples of shutters right to your kitchen table,  We measure your window openings and advise you on best frames, and panel configurations for your particular window opening.  So give Villa a call today. and put some coffee on, we will be right over.




Tustin Shutter Installation

Getting a Great Shutter Installation

This is a recent Tustin Shutter Installation Video, featuring the Onyx Wood Shutters.  Onyx has wood plantation shutters for every specialty window design, from arched, Eyebrow (see above picture) and Angled tops (see below pictures), as well as shutters for patio doors, room dividers and closets.

Shutter Installation  

Getting a perfect measurement and proper design is a must before any shutter installation can be successful.  At Villa, we have been certified by Hunter Douglas as Master Installers.  That Certification requires extensive training in Hunter Colorado headquarters.  Choosing the right frame is not always easy, we do not let the customers demand a frame that will not work because we are ultimately responsible.


Onyx Shutters are well built, with these many features:

Wood plantation shutterFour panel shutter with LLRR configurationArch Top wood shutterPatio Door shutterEyebrow ShutterLiberty arch shutterAngled Top shutter

Product 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.

For more information on Wood Shutters, see the photos below, see our many videos, and don’t forget we make house calls. See ONYX BASSWOOD SHUTTERS


Stained Wood

Angled Top Shutter


Split Hidden Tilt Bar

Shutters samples

Bi-Pass Track Shutter for Patio Doors

Villa's Stain Wood Shutter 2

Stained Wood shutter with Divider Rail

O’Hair Shutters; when you want the very best!

Ohair Shutters are made in Texas and for the first time, they are now available in the Southern California market from  Villa Blind and Shutter

Ohair Shutters

Our lumber is harvested on family-owned land, where the landowner’s livelihood is directly dependent on sustainable forestry and responsible conservation. Our advanced milling process generates a minimum of waste and our finishes have a low environmental footprint.

Not only do our shutters and venetians transform your surroundings with the beauty, elegance and richness of genuine wood, but they combine the qualities of energy savings and environmental responsibility.   In 2012 we reduced energy consumption to only 43% of the previous year.  See O’Hair Shutter’s Site

Ohair Shutters

Crafted from genuine American hardwood, O’Hair shutters and venetians are built in America by highly trained American craftsmen. These are not off-the shelf commodity products from some overseas mass production outlet. They do not spend weeks on a boat or stacked in a series of warehouses. They are individually custom designed and built to the highest standards of quality and precision to last for generations.  Learn more about O’Hair Quality

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Window Shutters


Window shutters are our number one product at Villa Blind and Shutter.  We carry many well known Name Brands like Onyx, Norman, Skandia, HunterDouglas, O’Hair.  Why?  So that we can offer you the greatest choices available in Southern California.

Below is simply a Photo Gallery of Shutters to help you see louvers sizes and the many options that are available in colors and stains.  Shutters can now be motorized to open and close the Louvers.  We have products for Patio Doors.  We have specialty Window Shutters like arches and angled tops.

Window Shutters

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Want to Learn More about  Shutters?    Invite a Villa Blind and Shutter expert over and put some coffee on.  We will show you many samples and  materials to choose from.  We will leave you with a written estimate that is good for thirty days.