What to Consider When Choosing New Shutters

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Choosing the right shutters can significantly improve how your home looks and feels. Shutters aren't just for style, they also help control light, improve insulation, provide privacy, and can even reduce energy bills.

There are so many choices available, so deciding on the best ones can feel overwhelming. In this guide, we'll walk you through the main factors to consider when looking at new shutters for your home.

Important Points to Keep in Mind:

Choosing the right style of shutters can really improve the overall look of your home. It’s worth thinking about the general style and existing decoration of your property to make sure that the shutters perfectly complement your aesthetic. Whether you prefer the timeless appeal of traditional shutters, the sleek look of modern designs, or something in between, matching the style with your home environment is essential.

Shutters are available in a variety of materials, each with its own pros and cons. Hardwood plantation shutters offer a classic look, can be customised easily with stains, paints and custom colours and are beautifully durable. Alternatively, PVC shutters are ideal for any room with higher moisture levels as they are water-resistant. This makes them perfect for bathrooms, shower rooms, utility rooms and kitchens.

How would you like to be able to adjust your shutters for light control and ventilation? You need to decide which type of design better suits your needs and lifestyle. You can choose everything from full height shutters, tilt rod options, tier on tier, café style, shaped shutters, tracked shutters and solid panel shutters.

Size and Fit
Proper sizing and fitting are crucial for both a good fit and functionality. It’s important to measure your windows accurately and ensure the shutters are crafted to fit perfectly. Poorly fitting shutters can detract from the overall look of your space and may not provide optimal light control and privacy.

Privacy and Light Control
You need to think about your privacy and light control needs when choosing your shutter design. Different shutter designs allow for different levels of light to come in, along with more or less airflow. Consider how you use individual rooms and choose shutters that provide the ideal balance of privacy and natural light.

It’s important to have a budget for your shutters that balances cost with quality, so that you get the best value for your investment.

Warranty and Installation
Research the warranty offered by the manufacturer to ensure that you are protected. It’s also worth considering professional installation to guarantee proper fitting and functionality (we also provide a lifetime fitting guarantee). Proper installation not only increases the lifespan of your shutters but also gives you the best performance.

Your Perfect Shutters

Choosing new shutters for your home is a decision that needs careful consideration.  By thinking about your style preferences, unique needs, and budget, you can choose the perfect shutters to enhance the beauty of your home and provide practical benefits for many years to come.

Whether you go for traditional shutters or modern designs, investing in quality shutters is an investment in the comfort, functionality, and visual appeal of your home.

If you would like further information on stylish, made-to-measure shutters in the Cornwall area, contact our team at the Newquay Shutter Company today!