Plantation shutters gateshead offer a sleek, contemporary alternative to conventional window dressings that enhances interior design. Not only do they create serious kerb appeal, these bespoke window coverings come with a range of practical benefits too.
Unlike alternative window dressings which are usually fabric-based, shutters are made from durable materials that don’t fade or deteriorate with exposure to sunlight and moisture. This means they are a much better choice for high humidity areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. Additionally, as there are no cords to get tangled in, shutters present a safer option for children and pets.
With a wide choice of colours, you can match your shutters to any room décor. For example, if your paint colour scheme uses darker tones, you can choose a black or dark oak finish for your shutters. Alternatively, if you are going for a lighter look, you can opt for white or cream. Shutters can also be customised to feature different shapes and sizes, which makes them the ideal solution for awkwardly shaped windows, such as bay windows.
Aside from their aesthetic, a key benefit of plantation shutters is that they provide insulation. Typically installed right up against the frame of a window, they reduce the amount of cold air that can leak through a window, helping to keep a home warmer in winter and a cosier feel during summer.
In addition, a lot of heat can be lost through poorly-insulated windows, so shutters can help to reduce energy bills in the long run. Moreover, shutters are also a good choice for those who suffer from respiratory conditions such as asthma as they allow for a greater amount of natural light to flood a room while providing privacy and a feeling of security.
With a mid-rail design, you can even opt for a split shutter that allows you to close the bottom louvres for privacy whilst keeping the upper section open for light and view. This provides a level of security that you simply can’t achieve with other window dressings, as potential intruders will be unable to see into your home. This can be particularly useful for homes with young children.