Why chose Shutters ? Well shutters add a real touch of class to any room in which you decide to hang them. Shutters come in a variety of styles and they all add something to a room. The different styles of interior shutters include plantation shutters, louvered shutters, wooden, vinyl or MDF shutters. The glorious thing about shutters is their ability they give you to control the flow of light into a room. They are much more versatile than curtains as shutter can provide light and privacy at the same time.
When you are choosing shutters there are some basics that you need to consider.
(1) – You should match the colour of your shutters to that of you windows and not the room they are going to be placed in. Rooms will be decorated a number of times but you will save time and money if you chose a neutral colour for your shutters. Most window frames and sills will be white or off white in colour. It is sensible then to pick shutters in this colour to avoid the difficult and time consuming process of repainting them.
(2) – If you are adding shutters to more than one room than you should chose the same design throughout the house. This is will add a real classy design feature to your home. It will look great from both the inside and outside of the property and will even add some value to your home.
(3) – Measure well. You need to ensure that you measure correctly before purchasing shutters. All your windows may look the same size but they should all be measured individually. Old houses will have shifted slightly over time and the result of this is different size windows. It is vital that you measure the whole window recess and not just the window frame. You need to take measurements of the width, the height and the depth of the window. Remember that interior shutters are installed inside the window recess. With sash windows, you need to measure the exact width and height of the architrave. Failure to measure correctly can result in a nightmare as your shutters don´t fit snugly into the space.
(4) – Chose the right style for your home and lifestyle. The different styles offer different ways to use light and offset the general feeling of a space. Full height shutters cover the whole window space and are great for Velux windows. This style offers flexibility as the panels are split into sections, with separate tilt rods, providing the highest levels of privacy and light control. Cafe style shutters cover the bottom half of the windows allowing light to flow through the top half, the top half can also have blinds fitted to give an effective touch of French style. Tier on Tier shutters offer two sets on shutters for maximum control over both privacy and light.
With some careful planning, measurement and thought shutters can really add to a room. They provide style and functionality in one beautiful object. Shutters are worth the time, money and investment they are a home improvement with staying power.