Shutters are Making a Comeback

Are you looking to add an elegant appearance and timeless design to your home? Consider adding interior shutters. At first glance, shutters provide a rustic and traditional look to a home’s style. However, for many contemporary homes, high-end shutters are becoming an in-demand window treatment solution.

With many different styles to choose from, shutters fit in with just about any décor and offer a clean, cohesive theme throughout a home. If you’re still deciding whether or not shutters are the right window treatment option for your home, keep these 5 reasons in mind:

Light Control

The ability to control light exposure is a key feature to consider when choosing new window treatments. Shutters can be positioned in a variety of ways, thus allowing homeowners to choose exactly how much or how little light to let into their space.


Privacy is sometimes the most important detail to think about when choosing a window treatment solution. Depending on a home’s location, privacy can be a major concern. Shutters can be closed tightly to maintain your privacy, all while still allowing light and air into any room.

Easy to Clean

Shutters are a practical, functional, and simple window treatment solution. They are easy to maintain and clean regardless of lifestyle or environmental factors. By just using a cloth, homeowners will be able to quickly clean the dirt, dust, and allergens that window treatments often accumulate.


Most shutters are made from faux wood materials that make them durable and lightweight. In fact, shutters created from these high-quality materials can provide long-term value for a home.

Timeless Design 

Interior shutters feature a truly classic look that effortlessly complements any home décor. With clean lines and an elegant appearance, these window treatments provide a timeless design that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

By partnering with Ver-Tex to provide the latest in interior shutter design for window treatment solutions, homeowners will be able to find the perfect shutter to fit their lifestyle.

Ver-Tex Sheds Light on Partners HealthCare’s New Home in Somerville

Partners HealthCare is a Boston-based, non-profit hospital and private employer made up of two of the leading health care institutions in the country: Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Founded in 1994, Partners HealthCare is Massachusetts’s largest health care system, and treats more than a third of hospital patients in the Boston metropolitan area.

In June 2016, Partners HealthCare worked with Ver-Tex Shading Solutions to design and install window treatments for its newest corporate office in Somerville’s Assembly Row complex. The 13-story building has an open layout with low cubicle walls. It is almost completely free of private offices, with just one office space for the chief executive, Dr. David Torchiana. The building also includes hundreds of private rooms where employees can meet in small groups to discuss ideas, or take phone calls in private. The LEED Gold Certified building offers employees two stories of floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Boston skyline, the Mystic River, and several of the unique shops at Assembly Row. Ver-Tex worked with Suffolk Construction to install more than 2,800 manual shades, and 175 motorized shades, which can tie-in to the building’s automated management system. Ver-Tex’s window treatment design gives employees absolute control of the amount of natural light allowed in, which creates an energy-efficient and appealing work environment.

By partnering with Ver-Tex to provide the latest in manual and motorized shading technology, Partners HealthCare has created an office environment that will encourage more employee collaboration, foster new and innovative thinking in health care, and create efficiency for the thousands of physicians who work at the company’s hospitals.

The 825,000-square-foot administrative office space will serve as the central location for all functions of the health care network including finance, information technology, legal, human resources, and other administrative departments. This will be the first time more than 1,200 employees will be working under the same roof. By this summer, the building will house approximately 4,200 employees in total.