Think outside the square – you don’t have to have a room full of Plantation Shutters – that might look fabulous but not always the best solution – both from a user point of view and cost.
Plantation Shutters are a good solution when combined in rooms that have other types of window coverings – say full length curtains at a sliding door, and then shutters in an adjoining study nook or any window where you want minimal window coverings.
Plantation Shutters can take up a lot of space – sliding panels use up wall space where you may want furniture placed. They can also darken a room if unable to slide them right back off the window.
In bedrooms they do not darken enough for some people! There is the “halo effect” that seeps the light into the room from the overlapped blades.
Our Plantation Shutters come in a range of materials, with cultivated basswood being the most popular and economical. They can be hinged, sliding, bi-folding or fixed. Basswood plantation shutters have an attractive fine texture, giving the blades an outstanding uniform, attractive smooth finish which adds to the beauty of the shutters.
The most critical aspect of Plantation Shutters is an accurate check measure and expert installation. An ill-fitting installation is obvious – it is impossible to hide mistakes! Shutters with gaps and uneven mitred corners ruin the beauty of what you are trying to create, but it is a common occurrence in this industry. Know the difference between customisable and custom-made shutters. Customisable means they are built in a factory at standard measurements then cut down to size. Custom-made shutters tend to be more expensive but if you have irregularly shaped windows they are ideal as they are designed specifically to fit your window dimensions. At Spring Crest Curtains and Blinds we take pride in the complete job and only provide custom-made shutters and only ever use experts in their field for installation.
For more information on our range of Plantation Shutters please see our feature page.
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