Many homes built in the Scottsdale area today have custom shutters as an exterior architectural accent.  They can add a touch of old world grace, a pop of color, some extra architectural interest, and increase your home’s value and curb appeal.

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Painted exterior shutters
Painted exterior shutters


You’d be surprised at how many different variations of shutters are available to modern-day consumers. Here’s a breakdown of shutter styles according to, the “do-it-yourselfer superstore”.

  • Louver Shutters: the timeless shutter, and probably the style that comes to mind when someone says “shutter”
  • Raised Panel Shutters: a traditional shutter style used to complement manor, colonial and craft cottage homes
  • Combination Shutters: a hybrid of the Louver and Raised Panel shutter
  • Board-n-Batten Shutters: what you would expect to see on the side of a barn – these shutters tend to flatter ranch style homes
  • Arch Top Bnb Shutters: patterned similarly to the board-n-batten shutter, this style is used with arch windows
  • Framed Board-n-Batten Shutters: for use on traditional style homes, the board-n-batten template is taken and enhanced with a frame
  • Flat Panel Shutters: particularly flattering on craftsman style homes, flat panel shutters are the picture of clean-lines and overall simplicity
  • Bahama (or Bermuda) Shutters: the slats characteristic of these shutters inspire images of breezy beach homes


Shutter Illustration for Scottsdale Homebuyers
Shutter styles


In terms of shutter composition, most styles come in wood, vinyl, fiberglass, composite wood or aluminum (or a mix). While vinyl tends to be the most popular choice, fiberglass is known for its durability and wood for its classic authenticity.

Of course, the style of shutter that you choose needs to match the style of your home.  Feel free to contact us if we can help you find a designer or architect who can help you choose the right look.

And, if you live in a neighborhood with an HOA make sure you check the architectural guidelines for your community to see what materials and styles are allowed before you make any exterior changes to your home.

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Don Matheson
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255