Back when we were looking for a new house to purchase, hubby and I had a plan on what we want to put in our house. We agreed that instead of placing window blinds, we decided that we want shades. The one the blocks the sun/heat thus helping us save money and energy. We also talked about whether we still want custom plantation shutters installed. In our old house, we had shutters and for some reason, hubby wasn't attractive to it. I like it a lot for it adds beauty to the outside of the house. Anyway, we are still battling on it and I am wishing he would agree this time.