And What I Think About It...
We all have our little pet peeves, and one of Isaac's is that he doesn't like fake window shutters. Some people may call them "decorative" shutters, but Isaac is not one to mince words. Shutters are either real or fake to him.
Most of all, Isaac detests picture windows, six or eight feet wide or even wider, with a 1-foot-wide fake shutter on each side. "It's so obvious that they're fake," he moans.
It's amazing how many houses have blatantly fake shutters. Just in Christian County, KY, there must be 50,000 windows with decorative "shutters" that wouldn't cover half the window (if they closed, which they don't.)
I have to agree with Isaac. Functional shutters are best. If the shutters aren't going to be functional, at least match the size of the shutter to the size of the window opening. Better yet, use a little imagination and make your house unique instead of just another fake-shuttered clone.