Wood shutters are an interesting architectural product. In contemporary houses they are value engineered into oblivion in some circumstances. If used, they are installed incorrectly. They are actually solar shading devices--not something that helps protect windows during storms (usually).
Closed shutters make a house look a bit foreboding.
A new year is coming. I should be working on my prediction list. Or decorating my office. I don't have any of my work pinned up anywhere.