Louvered shutters are ideal for adding beauty and character to buildings of all styles. However, the louvers do tend to pick up dust pretty quickly, leaving you with a window treatment that looks more shabby than chic. The good news is, with a little-and-often approach, cleaning louvered shutters doesn’t have to be too much of a chore. Here you’ll find out how to clean louvered shutters of all types – interior and exterior, wood and vinyl – ensuring that they retain their beauty for as long as possible. Continue reading How to Clean Louvered Shutters
If you need a new window covering, shutters are an excellent choice. Stylish, secure and easy to maintain, shutters offer better insulation than most other window treatments plus greater control over light, ventilation and noise. But with so many options out there, how can you be certain of choosing the best shutters for your home? This 5-minute buyer’s guide outlines the different types of shutter to help you make the right choice. Continue reading A Brief Guide to the Different Types of Shutter
With summer finally here and the mercury expected to hit 34 degrees in some parts of the UK this week, many of us are looking forward to shedding the winter woollies and spending more time outdoors. An altogether less appealing prospect is the sweltering nights spent tossing and turning in bed, topped off with a rude awakening at 4.30am when we come to our senses drenched in sweat. Continue reading How to Keep Your House Cool Without AC
Painting Plantation Shutters: A Step-by-Step Guide
Painting plantation shutters is a great way to update your interior without having to splash out on brand new window coverings. However, it’s important to get it right in order to avoid damage and ensure an even end result. This post explains how to paint plantation shutters in seven simple steps, helping you achieve professional results regardless of your level of DIY ability. Continue reading How to Paint Plantation Shutters
How Louvered Shutters Are Made
The construction of louvre shutters is intricate work requiring a keen eye for detail and a range of complex woodworking skills. If you would like to know how these elaborate window coverings are made, this five-minute guide will give you an idea of processes that are involved in louvered shutter construction. Continue reading Louvered Shutter Construction
Louvered vs Raised Panel Shutters
The benefits of window and door shutters are well known, but when it comes to deciding which ones to choose for your home, the plot starts to thicken. Natural wood or synthetic? Full height, café style or tier on tier? Louvered or raised panel? Answers to the first two questions are provided here; if you would like to know specifically about choosing between louvered and solid panel shutters, read on. Continue reading Louvered or Raised Panel Shutters: Which is Best?
Plantation shutters, also known as colonial blinds, can be described as either folding window shutters or fixed wooden louvered shutters, providing the ability to filter the light that comes into your room. Continue reading Will Plantation Shutters Make My Room Dark?