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What is the Best Wood for Shutters?

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.

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Child Safety: Why Interior Window Shutters Are Safer Than Blinds

Accidents are the Biggest Killer of Small Children

According to the National Centre for Health Statistics, accidents are the biggest killer of small children. In 2014 there were 1,216 recorded deaths from unintentional injuries for children between the ages of 1 and 4, and 730 deaths for children aged between 5 and 9. It is estimated that one infant is strangled to death every month in the United States from window blinds, and it has become such a grave issue that stores such as Ikea and Target have already removed corded blinds from their shelves, with other big stores such as Walmart to follow in 2018.

Unfortunately, accidents caused by window blinds are also a big issue in the UK. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has found that at least 18 child deaths have been caused by looped blinds since 2010, and a report from Chief Medical Offers suggests that there are still millions of potentially unsafe blinds in homes across the UK which could cause future tragedies.

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The Benefits of Window Shutters

Thanks to modern technology and a bespoke design process, there are numerous benefits of window shutters that customers can expect to enjoy. Window shutters, also known as louvered shutters or colonial shutters, represent a stylish, affordable, secure, low maintenance and flexible alternative to curtains, blinds and other window coverings. To view a brief guide on the different types of window shutters click here.

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