Shutters are nice additions for added protection and decoration to a house’s windows, doors, and other parts. There are many types available and each of them offers a unique look for the house.
The most traditional design is the solid shutter. Today they are commonly used in antique styled houses with furnishings that date back as early as the 18th century. A solid shutter provides the highest level of privacy and sunlight protection. Some may have hard panels that can be lowered or raised.
Café-style shutters, as their name implies, they are commonly seen in cafes and restaurants of European style. Such food businesses prefer this kind of shutter because they only cover the lower part of windows or doors, allowing only the adequate amount of light to come in. it still leaves the top part of the doors or windows open for potential customers to see what’s inside.
Plantation shutters are commonly seen in modern houses. This type of shutter has the perfect design for the living room and the kitchen. They have slim slats that can be rotated to adjust the level of sunlight that enters the house. This kind of shutter can also be customized and very suitable to any spaces inside the house. They can be installed either on patio doors or over French doors.
A window shutter is used by many homeowners for many reasons. Besides being able to give an aesthetic design to the house, it can also protect the room from today’s harsh sunlight. And as it does it, the shutter can also protect the person from the “eyes” of other people outside. Other benefits of a window shutter are:
- A window shutter can block sunlight during summer and keep cold air out during winter.
- The level of privacy can be adjusted from full blockage of the view inside the house, to partial, to full view, depending on the owner’s preference.
- A shutter doesn’t only look clean, but it is also easy to clean. Wiping it a few times is enough to clean a shutter.
- Prior to installation, a buyer can customize the design of his shutter. He can choose the color of the slats according to the style and size of his window, as well as the design of the panel.
- A shutter is also as cost effective as it is durable. It can greatly insulate the heat that enters the house, reducing the need for air cooling appliances buy up to 50%.
Shutters are not just for windows. Doors have them too. A door shutter can provide the same amount of benefits as a window shutter. It provides protection for glass doors, preventing objects from hitting the glass. It is also a good alternative to window curtains to give a more unique and “new” look to the door’s design.
Elegance can also be achieved when a shutter is installed on a bathroom. It filters the light that enters the bathroom and provides privacy for those who want to relax and take a soothing bath longer. The materials used for a bathroom shutter should be able to withstand humidity and moisture.
Perhaps once you have your shutters installed, you may wish to improve the look at the top with a fabric covered window cornice. Here is a video to show how you can make one at home:
Good luck choosing shutters for your home. With the great choices available, you are sure to find exactly what you want!