Whether you’re preparing for a hectic day with the kids or just getting back from the office, your time at home is when you can relax and unwind. What you don’t want, however, is to be watched.
Many people up and down the country have neighbours who might know more about them than they’d like. In fact, a survey from the Daily Mail shows that one in three of us spy on our neighbours, and 50% of us can recite the times they get home from work. Perhaps even more staggeringly, it found that 17% have fallen out with their neighbours over home privacy issues.
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Versatile, cost-effective and energy efficient. These are all practical advantages of the interior plantation shutter, and when paired with the elegant style which they offer, why not include them in your bedroom? Regardless of room shape, design and taste, bedroom shutters offer great privacy and light control whilst being a significant design feature in their own right.
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With so many unique factors to consider, finding the right window treatment for your bathroom can prove problematic. To help you on your way to making that all important decision, we have put together a blog post highlighting why window shutters are the bathroom window treatment of choice for many.
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If you are looking to invest in a new window treatment, but find yourself bewildered by all of the choices available, then look no further. This short buyer’s guide highlights the functional differences between shutters and blinds, helping you on your way to making that all important decision.
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A flattering addition to modern and period homes alike, bay windows are a popular feature throughout the UK. Found in all shapes and sizes, bay windows pose lots of unique considerations, such as what is the best window treatment to use? Practical, beautiful, flexible and made to measure bay window shutters are the perfect treatment choice.
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As well as being the most eco-friendly window covering, shutters are also allergy-friendly. One of shutters’ many advantages is their capability to help those suffering from dust mite-related allergies. Dust mite allergies are relatively common: according to the NHS, at least 12 million Britons are allergic to their own home due to the dreaded mite. But how can you tell if you are susceptible to dust mites and how can investing in wooden window shutters help?
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As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, finding a solution to keep our homes warm this winter becomes increasingly important. There are several ways to combat the cold: wrap up under blankets, sit by the fire, cosy up with a hot water bottle to name a few. However, despite all of your efforts, these are only temporary solutions. The best and most cost-effective way to make your house a warm haven is to combat the issue at its source.
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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
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.
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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.
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