8 Exterior Shutter Options For Your Middle TN Home

We can all recognize a house with great curb appeal. Sometimes it may be the Nashville home landscaping that catches your eye, or a beautiful Franklin TN staged front porch or tidy Brentwood TN window boxes. But most often, a Middle TN home’s excellent curb appeal is largely owed to its exterior shutter options. Exterior shutters have one of the greatest impacts on the appearance of your house, and the options provide the most bang for your buck when it comes to beautifying your home’s exterior.

At Advantage Shutters, we carefully design and hand-craft high-quality, wood shutters in our Middle Tennessee factory. We use only the best materials – durable, decay-resistant wood, high-end paint and finish, and custom hardware. We offer many shutter options and are highly experienced in helping homeowners determine which style will give their house a historically correct look that will add to the home’s beauty and authenticity. Not sure which style would be best for your house? Here are the exterior shutter options for your home.

Raised Panel

Raised panel shutters are notable for their single, double, or triple raised panel, reminiscent of a door or a kitchen cabinet. They blend in well with almost any style of home and are an excellent choice for traditional Colonial, Victorian, Cape Cod, Georgian, French Country, and cottage architecture.

Recessed Panel

Recessed panel shutters offer a slightly recessed rectangular body bordered with trim. Like raised panels, they come with single, double or even triple panels. Their stunning simplicity allows for detailed or highly decorative trim, turning your shutters into works of art.

Board and Batten

These characteristic board and batten shutters are beautiful in their simplicity – three or four boards held together with a thin cross panel, positioned either horizontally or at an angle across the shutter. They create a distinctive European or farmhouse look for your home.


Louvered shutters are comprised of angled slats that allow light and air to pass through. They are common in many neighborhoods across the country and are a great addition to traditional, ornate or classical homes.


Combination shutters combine both louvered and raised panels. Two equal sections of both louvers and panels are common, but the possibilities don’t stop there. Some shutters are built with three sections (louver-panel-louver), some have a small panel atop a large section of louvers – with so many design options, these shutters are a great way to grab attention and make your home an eye-catcher.


Cutouts allow you to add personality and style to your raised or recessed panel, board and batten or combination shutters. Trees, flowers, horseshoes, stars, hearts, or symbols of any kind – if you can imagine it, we can create a custom cutout design that lets you express yourself and marks your home as truly unique.


Bahama shutters (also referred to as Bermuda shutters) are louvered shutters that are generally fixed to the home at the top of the window rather than the sides. They can be propped open to guard against direct sunlight while still letting gentle breezes blow through a house. They are typically used in tropical regions (for protection against storms) and look wonderful on Cape Cod, ranch and cottage style homes.

Customer Custom Design

With our full wood shop, we have the capabilities to create almost any exterior shutter options you can dream up. We offer a complimentary, no-obligation appointment with you to measure for shutters and discuss the available options for your home and we love creating custom shutters that are exactly what our customers want. In addition, we are able to replicate existing shutter styles with replacement shutters and can custom match them to your home’s exterior trim color.

At Advantage Shutters, we control the production process from start to finish. Our qualified craftsmen measure, create designs, carefully construct, custom paint and install each order. As a result, we are able to offerthe exterior shutter options they want – and we do it all right here in Middle Tennessee.

Get in touch today to begin the process of creating beautiful exterior shutters and increase your home’s curb appeal!