We believe your windows should have the best and you should make no compromises when choosing plantation shutters for them. It’s important to take your time when choosing the shutters, to make sure you are aware of all the different styles and designs available. Each style has its own benefits; ranging from increased privacy, to shutters that allow the maximum amount of sun to flood in your home. Whether you are renovating your home or you are furnishing your new place, shutters have the potential to enhance the beauty of a room.
At Swan Shutters, all members of staff are highly trained to make sure you get the shutters you desire. All of our fitters have a minimum of a level 3 NVQ in carpentry. We have a wide variety of shutters for you to choose from, that will meet all your needs and requirements. We give all our customers the individual attention they deserve through the whole process from start to finish.
1. The Material it’s Made Of
Usually, most of our shutters are made with basswood and wood composites like MDF. You will also find some shutters made of plastics like polyvinyl which tend to be lighter and cheaper. However, they are moisture and warp-resistant, which makes them ideal for bathrooms.
You should determine the material you want based on the look and function you want from the shutters. Solid wood tends to be the most expensive option. Decide what you want and your priorities and then match the design to the overall aesthetic of the room. Our Montana range (previously Carolina and Boston ranges) are made with strong timber, while the Hollywood range is made with ABS.
2. How does it Fit?
If you want your room to look sophisticated and polished, you have to maintain parity between the shape of the window and shutter you are going for. You might have regular rectangular windows, in which case you will be able to choose any design you want.
However, if you have an odd-shaped window, you have to be careful as the shutter can look out of balance if it is not the correct shape. Shutters are flexible, and you can play around with the shape a little to get the perfect look. At Swan Shutters, we send our experts to your house so they can get the window measured and suggest the best shutters accordingly.
3. What about the Light and Control?
Your windows and shutters should be able to protect you from the light and heat outside. The blinding light can harm your furniture and even your skin due to long exposure. This is where blinds and shutters come in. There are plenty of light filtering window solutions to suit your needs.
While some of them will allow partial entry, others will completely block out the light. Your shutters should also be able to improve your home’s insulation and save energy in the long run.
4. Durability and Waterproofing
All our ranges of shutters are designed to last a very long time and the Phoenix or Montana range are ideal as interior shutters in any room. However, exposure to humidity can cause mould so for indoor bathroom shutters, you can go for waterproof plastic ones, which are more durable and resistant to water.
5. How Much Can You Spend?
Your budget plays an important role in the final choice you make. If you don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket but also want the best for your room, go for our Seattle
Looking to find the right shutters for your home? Get in touch with us today!
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