Plantation shutters have become increasingly popular in the last decade, as have blinds which essentially create a similarly modern clean look. For those of us who work with them or have them already it’s easy to understand their popularity, but if you are still trying to make a decision then my blogs on the benefits of plantation shutters may help. I have included here many of the points that my customers have found it useful to consider, I have expanded on each of these benefits in my blogs.
Primarily plantation shutters will control light, privacy and ventilation, as will most window coverings. However, the louvers provide much more versatility than curtains which are essentially open or closed.
In addition, many come with a UV coating in the paint or stain to protect the colour you have chosen, and you can angle the louver blades to protect your furniture from sunlight.
There is also a question of heat retention, and noise pollution, as I think the solid barrier formed by shutter panels can help with both of these important factors.
For many of my customer’s security is an issue, and having a solid barrier which makes it difficult to assess a property may help to deter thieves.
Selecting the right colour can improve light levels within the room, creating a feeling of space and reducing decorating costs.
Hard-wearing and easy to clean, this is a great option if you want to reduce dust in your home as it can be wiped away regularly.
Investing in one style of window covering for all the rooms in your home can create a more consistent appearance from both the in and outside. This could make it more attractive to buyers. With the housing market in decline, my local estate agent says that features like these always help to create the right impression with buyers.
Finally, and one of my favourite gadgets for the home, there are now remote control shutters.
If you would like to know more about plantation shutters, visit my website or look out for my blogs over the next week or so. If you can think of any benefits I’ve missed or have any comments please feel free to post them on my blog.