New studies from Edinburgh World Heritage and Glasgow Caledonian University have found that closing shutters in the evening could be as effective as fitting double glazing for period buildings. Suited to the traditional design of these structures, this game-changing research suggests that shutters could be used instead of fitting costly new windows. Plantation shutters would provide a cost effective alternative to double glazing, without damaging the existing appearance and charm of a period home.
Shutters are a fantastic investment for your home. Whether your taste is trendy or traditional, the timeless elegance of shutters adds to any room décor or house design.
Now that you’re convinced that investing in shutters is a much better choice than their blind and curtain counterparts (one that we would wholeheartedly agree with!) you need to decide what type of material is best suited to your requirements and home. To make this easier, we have come up with a list of the main factors which you should consider when choosing your design.
Italian Window Shutters
If you’ve ever had the privilege of visiting a traditional Italian city such as Florence or Venice, then you will have seen the stunning external window shutters which are a well-known trademark of their buildings. These traditional shutters are loved by many Italians, and they can be found on almost any shop or home.
Italian window shutters are almost always painted a dark brown, dark green or grey, as it is illegal in certain areas for them to be painted different colours to protect the area’s tradition. The majority of shutters are painted green, as in the past it was believed that painting shutters with arsenic, the green colourant for paint in the 18th century, would help to deter or kill insects. Although today this this is known to be a myth and the arsenic has no deterrent effects, this tradition of painting shutters green is still going strong.
Why Plantation Shutters?
There are many reasons why Plantation Shutters are a fantastic addition to any home, including the wide variety of designs available, the level of control you have over how much light is let into the room and the stylish mix of contemporary and traditional styles.
However, Plantation Shutters can also offer some important practical benefits. Did you know that they’re incredibly easy to clean and they benefit many people who suffer from allergies?
How Secure Are Plantation Shutters?
Whether your neighbourhood is prone to break-ins, you live in a remote location or you’re concerned about leaving valuables on display, additional security measures may be required to give you the peace of mind you need. However, unsightly steel grilles, Beware of the Dog signs and CCTV cameras can make a building feel more Alcatraz than Happy Families. Plantation shutters may offer a more attractive solution, but do they actually make any difference in terms of security? Continue reading Plantation Shutter Security
Choosing between shutters, blinds and curtains may be a matter of taste for many homeowners; however there are some functional differences between them that could affect a buyer’s choice. Below is an outline of the benefits of plantation shutters and how they compare to conventional window treatments.
What Is Noise Pollution?
Noise pollution is a type of pollution, whereby noises that are distracting, irritating or even harmful and damaging are audible. Noise pollution isn’t the same as other types of pollution as there is no contaminant as such other than noises that interfere with regular noises and interferes with daily life. Causes of noise pollution can include heavy industry, vehicles (especially near busy roads) or entertainment noise.
People have been using some form of plantation shutters in their home for centuries, here we look at plantation shutters through time and although over the years the design and materials used to construct them may have changed, their benefits have still remained the same.
Plantation shutters are becoming more and more popular for both interior and exterior windows. Plantation Shutters are known widely for the benefits they bring to a home. Here are a few of the most frequently asked question we receive from our customers.
Many people wonder whether plantation shutters offer a complete blackout, The simple answer is nothing can create true ‘blackout’ except a room without windows or doors. The issue is that light will always find its way in, around or through your window treatments or between door and door frames.