• What are Shutters? - Plantation Shutters What are They?

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    What are Shutters? – Shuttercraft UK

    In this video we answer the questions you may have about shutters, starting you thinking about some designs and styles that could look great in your home.

    Window shutters from Shuttercraft, often known as plantation shutters, are a permanent fixture and covering, carefully crafted from a moveable panel, and surrounding frame.

    The two main panel configurations available consist of either solid panels or louvre panels allowing varying degrees of light control.

    Shutters are a cost-effective and low maintenance alternative to more popular window treatments such as drapes yet are the go to option for creating an elegant look throughout the home.

    Material furnishings such as drapes, curtains, and blinds are a popular addition, but easily trap dust, cigarette smoke and other dirt particles.

    Helping keep a home cleaner, you’ll want to think about a window treatment that doesn’t just look good, but also works for your home. promoting healthy living along the way.

    Keeping you warm in the winter and cool during the summer because of tilt able slats (otherwise known as louvres), the primary purpose of shutters is to help control light.

    On an everyday basis, window shutter panels are kept closed, while louvres are tilted to let in the light.

    This isn’t possible with solid wood panels however, so they can easily be opened when you need access to spruce up your windows, window ledges or simply let in the light.

    Not only do they look stylish, getting plantation shutters installed in your property can also help save you some money on your energy bills when it gets a bit colder.

    They add an insulating layer and reduce the amount of heat being lost through your windows when they’re closed.

    If you live in a contemporary minimalist property or enjoy having a more traditional home, window shutters suit all décor designs.

    As good quality, long lasting, personalised product however, you can expect to pay a little more compared to an off-the-shelf, quick-fix window covering.

    Although unlike cheaper alternatives, they’ll look great and last for many years.

    There is a wide range of materials available for every room and budget, meaning that regardless of your room’s décor, there will be a wood type and colour that will suit your needs.

    Do you want to reduce your energy bills? Or perhaps you want to update your home’s décor?

    Whatever the reason, we pride ourselves in helping homeowners finding the perfect plantation shutters for their homes.

    At Shuttercraft we offer a diverse range of styles, colours and finishes for the best in made-to-measure plantation shutters, so why hesitate?

    Contact us today and book your FREE home survey.

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