Plantation Shutters: All You Need to Know
Do you know your shutters from your blinds? Is this article, we’ll outline the main difference between shutters and blinds, and explain why plantation shutters are the window management of choice for smart, discerning homeowners.
Telling Your Shutters from Your Blinds
While similar in some respects (both control the amount of light and air flow into a room), plantation shutters are better than blinds in the insulation they offer. Plantation shutters help to keep the heat out in summer and the warmth in during winter. This leads to lower utility bills each month, and that means you’re the winner both in terms of comfort and making your monthly budget go further.
What are Plantation Shutters?
Good question. So glad you asked.
Plantation shutters are a style of window treatment that consists of engineered hardwood or PVC composite mounted into a solid frame. The angle of the louvres is adjusted by a tilt rod or bar that’s typically hidden at the back of the shutter. They’re not just functional but good-looking too, offering an aesthetically pleasing alternative to curtains and drapes that tend to be more management-intensive and functionally limited. Plantation shutters are the only window treatment that allows you to keep the top open and the bottom closed providing light and privacy at the same time.
Beautiful on the eye while offering excellent control of light and air flow.
Are Shutters a Good Option for the Bedroom?
Absolutely. If you enjoy The Block, you may recall that contestants Clint and Hannah emphatically proved this point. If you’re not a fan on Channel 9’s reality show (or simply have a bad memory), you can take our word for it. We’ve been in the business for over 30 years, long enough to answer this question with good authority.
In fact, bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms … there’s really no room that can’t be enhanced by plantations shutters. Their elegant design means that they complement a wide range of room types and home styles, and their robust structure means they offer you control over privacy and the flow of air.
How Do You Clean Plantation Shutters?
Wiping them down with a soft, lightly damp (not wet) cloth every now and then is all you need to do. Using a microfibre cloth is even better. No fuss. No trouble. Easy as. No more entire weekends spent on hauling down drapes, packing them to the dry-cleaners, and then pulling a neck muscle trying to put them back up before Monday morning dawns.
First Love, Only Love
Once you go plantation shutters you won’t look back. Not only are plantation shutters beautiful to look at, not only do they offer fantastic insulation for your home, but they’re also provide a long-term solution for your home. This makes them an excellent investment for the discerning homeowner.
Interested in Finding out More?
Check out our plantation shutters page. You’ll find more specific details that will help you in your search for a solution to your home and you’ll be able to view a number of pictures to stimulate thought and ideas.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our experienced team is ready to answer all your questions.
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