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.
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.
Plantation shutters are becoming increasingly popular amongst homeowners and interior designers, providing a distinctive aesthetic and a whole host of practical benefits. However, they don’t come cheap so it’s important to weigh up the options before you take the plunge and have an entire set of shutters made to measure for your home. Continue reading Why Have Shutters Made to Measure?→
With technology these days, very little is left to the imagination. But could you imagine a world where you could turn day into night at the touch of a button? Well, dream no more because electric shutters have recently become additions to many homes throughout the UK, and with their convenient and stylish nature, it’s easy to see why.
With our surroundings becoming more and more modernised every day, never again will you have to lift more than a finger to open or close your shutters. With the latest offerings in the world of windows, you can now simply sit back and relax while your shutters gradually close at the touch of a remote control.
In addition, electric window shutters offer many security benefits thanks to their strong and durable design which will also give you complete privacy. Their unique construction allows for silent operation which means they can be used during both day and night without causing any noise disturbances. The silent Perfect Tilt system is generated by a 9 volt battery powered motor in each single louvre together with the light receptor on the front side of the pane. The other louvre’s are driven by the tilt rod and each battery powered motor is operated to a maximum louvre height of 1 800mm.
These shutters can be used on all the windows in your home including conservatories. They can even be incorporated into special shaped shutters such as triangular apex windows. Furthermore, they will allow you to let in as much light into your room as you would like, with the option to control each shutter panel controlled individually as well as simultaneously.
Shutter Design is a family run Yorkshire business specialising in the complete service of shutters from supplying to installation. They have a high quality range of electric shutters available in a wide selection of stylish designs to provide you and your home with the ultimate comfort and luxury of remote controlled shutters. For more information on their shutters and services, visit their website.