Wondering what window coverings are ideal for all seasons, especially winter? Here's the low down on wooden plantation shutters.
The bigger the company, the more difficult it becomes to control. We are a small, independent company specialising in window shutters. That’s right, there are only two of us on the selling and fitting side. We have worked out that Trevor has fitted some £2m worth of shutters and blinds in the last 8 years and Mike, the owner, (that’s me in the picture) has fitted over £1.2m of shutters alone.
We all know a bay window is a beautiful thing and here at The Great Shutter Co., we see them in all shapes and sizes. Bays are often splay bays or box bays and in some cases they only have a return at one end. The size of the bay will often be very influential on the design that we agree with you.
Quite often we have to deal with very large windows that need shuttering - be that for large gable ends or picture windows or even just over large bifold door runs. How we treat those windows depends on what tthe customer wants.
Are you looking to redecorate? But not sure on a colour scheme? Or maybe you're bored of beige curtains and want to find some bright and unqiue window shutters colours for your home.
As per a recent article by the fabulous Farrow and Ball, there really are so many bold and brilliant colours on the market. Whether it painting the walls, wood work or furniture, colour can radically change the room or item in an exciting way. There are so many colour options, and now the latest reported trend to go for is several colours together, some that you may not have considered ‘work’ together before. Paint bottom half of a wall one colour, top half another, or two walls one colour, and two another, and what about a coloured ceiling?!... Read all about it here.
So we’re not big, we’ve not even medium, we are a small company, a Great but small company who do a Great job in a tough local market. We should have called ourselves The Great Little Shutter Company, but it’s a bit of a mouth full and could be misleading and suggest that we only sell little shutters (which isn’t the case!)
Customers are often very concerned that having shutters will reduce the amount of natural light they will have once the shutters are installed. It's also very common for customers to say to me post install about how surprised they are at the amount of light the shutters let in.
It is a valid point that shutters do come at a cost. But this cost is for shutters made especially to fit your individual windows and doors plus expertly installed by skilled tradesmen across Hampshire.
Curtains and blinds are not the only window treatment to be considered, there are numerous benefits of the plantation shutter, visibly, financially and others, the top 5 of which are below.
Make sure you see what you are buying and look at the sales person’s samples. Take pictures if that makes you feel more secure as you don’t want them showing you a great shutter and then install an inferior quality one.