First of all consider the fact that there are many types of window shutters available to you so don’t exclude getting window shutters simply because you haven’t seen the type of shutter for your windows that you have thought about – the shutter for you does exist, you just haven’t found it yet. Typical shutter types that are very popular with a wide range of people and for a wide range of uses include plantation shutters (often identifiable due to the large wooden frames and wider slats that are mounted within the frame), Louvre shutters, interior and exterior shutters and more.
So what should you think about with regards to getting your new window shutters?
Let’s start practical…
Take all of your window measurements down and be clear about the differing sizes of the window frames and whether this may help you to decide which window shutter is a best match for you as some shutters will naturally suit a larger window frame and other a smaller frame.
How do you intend to be using the window shutters? Strange question I know, but if you are likely to have them closed a large amount of the time or are specifically thinking about the privacy benefits of having window shutters in place then you may be thinking about overlapped or tiered shutters types where you can achieve maximum privacy.
Consider the setting…
What type of shutter material, shutter finish and colours work best for your home. You will most likely want to think about this both collectively for the whole house as well as on a room by room basis.
Consider the end result…
Weigh up your options form DIY shutters for your windows to professionally installed window shutters and when doing this look specifically as case studies, client testimonials and images of completed window shutters from actual clients.
Lee Wilson – I have been active in the online arena since completing my degree in business from Winchester Uni in 2003. Career wise I have worked as an online and direct marketing manager within the financial services sector covering the UK and USA for over 7 years as well as setting up and running my own online business prior to specialising in SEO.