Fitting plantation shutters at your window will add value to your home and provide style, privacy and let you control the light, they can come in many colours, designs and shapes. White is the most popular colour as it will generally match your window colour, reflect the light and create the feeling of space in your room.
Plantation shutters can be designed to match your window layout, full height is the most popular design, this provides adjustable louvre blades down the full height of the panel. The full height design can be split in half so the top can be opened independently to the bottom. This design is called top opening or tier on tier and is particularly good on tall windows. Top opening designs provide privacy at the bottom while letting in plenty of light at the top when the shutters are open. When you need the extra privacy the top set of shutters can be closed to match the bottom set.
If you are looking for low-cost cheap shutters, you can choose a half height or cafe style design, this is where you only cover the lower half of your window keeping the top completely free of any panels. Another way of keeping down the cost is to choose the Standard MDF rather than a wooden plantation shutter.
Full height, top opening and half height designs are the most popular, but if you have a shaped window, a bay or patio door, for example, you can still benefit from shutters as they can be adapted to suit these designs of windows, you can even get waterproof and blackout ones.
Plantation shutters are getting very popular in the UK and it’s easy to see why, the louvres within the panels are all adjustable creating a really flexible window dressing, they are easy to clean and maintain, they help keep the heat in during the winter and heat out during the summer and they look fantastic. You can choose to have them fitted or supplied as a DIY option.
With the fitted option, one of the opennshut team will come to your house, measure then return and install them for you. If you choose the DIY option, there is plenty of advice about shutters you can find on the website with details on measuring, fitting and the types of shutter to choose. You can get extra help and advice from Sam, by uploading photos of your windows online.