A common question from customers is ‘How much light do shutters let in?’
This is being asked more frequently with the increase in shift workers trying to sleep during the day and summer mornings waking people too early! It’s becoming far more important to be able to keep light out whenever required.
With this in mind opennshut.co.uk designed their interior ‘Blackout window Shutter’ range to specifically block out light via a unique ‘double-effect’ barrier of both wooden shutter and blackout blind.
This range incorporates a modern blackout blind fitting tightly behind the window shutters, allowing it to be pulled down any time, night or day, when you require complete blackout, yet neatly stacked away when wishing to let in the light to its fullest. When raised the blind is not visible through the louvres, it sits out of sight within the frame behind the opening shutter.
The interior blackout shutter frame is slightly deeper than a normal frame and can be used with all three louvre sizes. Medium size louvers being the most popular.
The advantage of the blackout window shutter is you still maintain the stylish look and feel of wooden interior window shutters. This means the end of ugly blackout roller blinds and heavy, thick dark curtains. Sound proofing will also increase due to the honeycomb blind and side guiding.
A discrete white blind blending in with the white shutters provides a modern look. They are very easy to fit and equally simple to maintain.
Blackouts are ideal in the bedroom for those who need to sleep during daylight hours, for those who find the light wakes them early in the morning during summer, a child’s room where complete darkness helps them to sleep and opennshut would particularly recommend blackout shutters for east or south facing bedrooms.