If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering plantation shutters for your property. We all know how they look, but have you ever considered where they are from and what benefits you can expect to gain when you do install them in your home? Here’s some further information on the subject to give you more insight!
What are plantation shutters?
Put simply, plantation shutters are a style of wooden, slatted blinds that sit inside their own frame. If you choose plantation shutters, they will be drilled to your window sill or door frame. The slats (also known as “louvres”) of your plantation shutters can be tilted from side to side, ranging from fully closed to fully open. This allows you to control and direct light and airflow passing through them.
Where do plantation shutters originate from?
Of course, every design comes from somewhere and a clue to the origins of plantation shutters lies in their name. We most commonly associate plantation shutters with the mansions on cotton and sugar plantations within the Southern USA. Of course, they do date back well before this, where solid shutters were used in Ancient Greece and Medieval times
Why Choose Plantation Shutters?
Plantation shutters look great and many people love the appearance of the design. But this isn’t the only reason to consider them for your home. When it comes down to it, plantation shutters have a lot of practical uses as well as stunning design.
- Light control – plantation shutters give you a lot of control over the level of light that you have in your room. You can close them fully, or open them to different degrees, allowing light to filter through as you wish. This can help to improve sleep quality if they are in your bedroom.
- Privacy – ever want the privacy of closing your curtains or blinds without having to completely block out light? This is where plantation shutters can come in useful. They can be angled to let light through without completely opening up the window for anyone to see in.
- Heat retention – during the winter months, you may want your room to be more tightly sealed. Plantation shutters are well known for their heat retention, minimising drafts and keeping your property warm.
- Reduced noise – plantation shutters can help to reduce noise pollution in your property when they are fully closed. If you live near a street or other noisy locations, this can dull the sound of traffic and other noises you’d rather block out.
- Secure ventilation – want to open the windows for airflow, but you’re worried about children or pets climbing out? Plantation shutters allow for this, allowing air to pass through while keeping the room closed and secure for children and pets.
- Increased property value – believe it or not, plantation shutters can actually increase the value of your home. They look great and draw in buyer interest.
Choosing Your Shutters
If you decide that plantation shutters are for you, it’s time to start considering what design will best suit your home and your preferences. Plantation shutter design goes beyond simply the colour, look and feel of the shutters. You should also consider whether you want tilt rods, what slat sizes you’re looking for, what kind of hinges you’d like them to feature and a host of other factors that will all contribute to the final look, functionality and feel of your shutters. A member of our team will be able to run you through these details, making recommendations and showing you visual examples of how different designs may ultimately look.
Getting Plantation Shutters Installed
Of course, if you choose to have plantation shutters in your home, you’re going to have to get them installed. This is where we can help. Not only do we have a wide variety of plantation shutters available for you to choose from, but we can help with their installation.
Our team makes our plantation shutters to measure, meaning that we can guarantee a perfect fit that will securely and tightly block out light, air and noise when they are closed. It also ensures that you won’t experience issues with the security and stability of your shutters.
As you can see, plantation shutters could be a great addition to your home. Hopefully, some of the information above will have provided you with further insight into shutters and which may best suit you and your home! If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! A member of our team will be more than happy to help!
Contact The Beautiful Shutter Company
The Beautiful Shutter Company has been in the window dressing industry for many years and places a great deal of importance on working directly with homeowners to achieve the desired result the first time, every time.
Our extensive product knowledge and commitment to providing high-quality workmanship will ensure your complete satisfaction from the shutters you order from us. To learn more about our wide selection of shutters or to book an appointment, find out more by visiting the Beautiful Shutter Company website.