If you are following décor trends, you may have noticed that wooden shutters are all the rage at the moment. Wooden shutters, also known as plantation shutters, offer an alternative to traditional window coverings.
While deciding on your favourite window dressing might be a matter of style preference, it is a good idea to understand what the hype around wooden shutters is all about.
Light and privacy control
Wooden Shutters offer the ultimate when it comes to light and privacy control. Shutters can open completely, with a variety of options of how they clear out of the way – from bi-fold, to bi-pass or sliders and also cottage style. This means you have complete control of how open or closed you want the view through your windows and/doors to be – both looking out and looking in. The louvres can move too, giving you control over light and reflection in your room, depending on the position of the louvre. And when closed, they block out light almost completely. The bonus – they also help keep strong winds out and do not rattle when it is howling outside.
Design and beauty
One of the big attractions of wooden shutters is the texture and warmth it gives to a room. This year saw a fresh look at natural and organic finishings and so when you choose shutters for your home, you are sure to be on par with the latest in design. In fact wooden shutters was one of the top interior design trends for bathrooms in the 2017 which will carry through into 2018.
Wooden shutters are fitted to your windows perfectly, giving your room a sleek, simple and elegant finish. They also offer definition and can be used as a divider in a room. In short when it comes to design and beauty, these shutters offer the perfect solution.
Quality and longevity
Although our wooden shutters look like wood, they are manufactured from specially engineered wood substitute. This material is durable and can withstand humidity as well as hot and dry conditions. In simple words – they last! They are also perfect for temperature and noise insulation. So when you opt for wooden shutters, you know you are getting quality and longevity.
Safety and security
With all the recent hype surrounding the dangers of blind cords. This is just another advantage of installing shutters – no cords mean no risk of children or animals tangling in them.
Wooden shutters are not a security solution, but the louvres have a lock pin for when they are closed. This prevents easy access. Do have a look at our range of door and window shutters, or security shutters for more options.
The above features show plenty of reasons why shutters add value to your home (both in lifestyle and monetary value). Through adding a well rounded off look and feel, the elegance of wooden shutters create a great first impression to potential buyers and can add value to your home’s selling price as they are considered to be part of the fixtures and fittings.
Considering getting your wooden shutters installed? Contact us today for advice and a free quotation.