Ditch The Old Curtains Go With Shutters & Blinds
Shutters and blinds are the alternatives to traditional curtains when it comes to window coverings. Although there are several types of blinds available such as Roller, Roman and vertical we will concentrate here on the very popular wooden Venetian blind range and the versatile plantation shutters and compare the two.
Natural Wood Venetian Blinds
Our range of natural wood Venetian blinds is of the highest quality; this does make them a bit more expensive than those you would buy off the shelf but they are made to measure to give that perfect finish and not cut down like other blinds. With four slat widths of 25, 35, 50 and 64mm plus two painted colours – cream and white – and four natural wood finishes these blinds are great value for money and have a five year guarantee.
Blinds have limitations though, they are perfect for square or rectangular windows but problems arise when you have bay windows or shaped windows like arches and circles. On bay windows, for example, each section of the bay has to have a separate blind. For a half round bay with seven sections you would need seven blinds with a gap between each one letting in light – not ideal for bedrooms I think you would agree. For shaped windows you would lose the feature of that particular window as the blind would have to be fitted on the outside of the recess and look quite bulky and out of place.
Plantation shutters on the other hand are ideal for bay windows and those awkward shaped windows, in fact these shutters are ideal for any window and are far more versatile than any blind or curtain. Of course cost is a deciding factor for many home owners but we do have a variety of materials of differing costs to cater for all budgets. Although the initial cost of shutters is a little more than blinds the longevity of shutters plus their excellent insulation and security properties make them extremely cost effective.
With bay windows, although each section is still fitted with a separate shutter the shutters are joined together and sealed to prevent the light coming in. Special shaped windows are spectacular when fitted with a shutter, retaining the architectural design and providing a focal point in your home.
Occasionally a customer will choose shutters & blinds together, with shutters on the front windows for that extra kerb appeal and blinds on the rear windows to keep costs down. Quite often though, once they have shutters fitted they tend to want them all over the house. We can give extra discounts on the shutters if you have more done at any one time, with our fitters only attending once we save on travel costs and can pass those savings( and often a bit more as well) on to the customer.
If you are interested in either of these ranges please contact Shutter Master on 0845 459 0363 to arrange a FREE, no obligation survey and see our products close up, in the comfort of your own home.