Can shutters still be fitted in awkward spaces?
Shutters are perfect for awkward places!
Shutters provide a chic and stylish alternative to blinds and curtains, and are a cost-effective way to completely update the look and feel of a room. They are more hygienic too as they simply wipe clean and don't absorb the dust, unlike curtains or blinds.
Shutters offer you a great deal of flexibility, for instance you can have different slat sizes, different colors and different panel designs. You also have more control over how much light enters the room. With blinds, there's relatively little light control flexibility.
Shutters can also save you valuable pennies as they provide further insulation, which is particularly appealing in these cash strapped times.
And finally, shutters last longer and are more durable.
There are three types of shutters: plantation, solid and café style.
Most people go for the plantation style, which have slats (also known as louvers) that rotate open and closed to control light levels.
Solid shutters are ideal for those wanting to create a more traditional look, and are designed to be folded back during the day and closed at night.
Café style shutters are popular in restaurants and cafes, hence the name. With this style, the shutters normally cover just the bottom half of the window.
With tier-on-tier shutters, there are two sets of shutters, one above the other. You can open each set individually, which gives you more flexibility and more light control. These are ideal if you have larger bay windows.
Solid shutters are mainly used in Victorian and older style properties. They keep out more light and offer the ultimate privacy. This type of shutter is perfect in a room with a simple and minimal décor, and works particularly well in country cottages where they look quaint folded back during the day.
Solid shutters with a solid lower half but with movable slats on top work fabulously on French doors, giving a lovely Continental feel that will certainly remind you of your summer holiday.
With the plantation shutters, you can really get creative with the design, the color and the rods, and as such these types of shutters suit most spaces.
Louver Sizes. Three shutter louver sizes available. 2 ½” sizes offer traditional styling.
3 ½” offers more visibility and light control than a smaller louver. 4 ½” provides the greatest amount of visibility through open louvers and looks most proportionate in larger windows.
Shutter Frames. Frame details available to accommodate virtually any window size or shape.
Hide –A-Tilt Hidden tilt offers the tilt mechanism in the back of the shutter panel, eliminating the traditional tilt bar to create an unobstructed view and clean appearance.
Hinges distinctive finishes available in Satin Nickel, Antique Brass, and Bright Brass, and oil rubbed bronze. White or off White (hinges only).
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