Key Things To Remember When Installing Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are an incredibly versatile solution to explore when you’re considering replacing your old curtains or blinds. Not only are they elegant and timeless, but they provide you with increased control over light and privacy, which is undeniably beneficial. These days, there’s a huge range of shutter types and shutter ranges to choose from too, and there’s something for everyone on the market. 

If you’re interested in installing plantation shutters, there are a few useful things to remember to not just help you choose the right style of shutter, but also make the right design decisions. Below our experienced team has put together some information that will help you ensure you’re investing in the perfect shutters for your home. 

Shutters aren’t as easy to replace as other window dressings 

It isn’t uncommon for homeowners to replace their window coverings every time they redecorate their rooms, however, it’s important to remember that replacing plantation shutters can be costly. Shutters are designed to stand the test of time, they are manufactured with high-quality materials and once installed, they will continue to look elegant for many years to come. So, be sure to think about the future when making design decisions, this will prevent you from having to pay to replace your shutters prematurely to suit your new interior design. 

Wood isn’t the only shutter material available

Wooden shutters are very popular and our Superior Shutter Range is crafted from FSC-certified poplar timber. There are other materials to choose from though and you may find that depending on things such as installation location and budget, wood isn’t the best option. For example, MDF shutters can be a great choice if you’re looking for something more affordable and ABS plastic shutters are ideal for the bathroom because they’re 100% waterproof. Make sure you compare all shutter materials instead of simply opting for traditional wooden shutters. 

Plantation shutters are made to measure for your home 

Unlike other window dressings that are made in standard sizes, plantation shutters are made to measure specifically for your home. This means that not only will they fit your windows perfectly, but you can create bespoke shutter designs for every room. You don’t necessarily need to have the same shutter style or colour in your living room as your bedroom and you can tailor each of your plantation shutters to your needs. You can even get special shape shutters for arched, round, triangular or hexagonal windows and you can perfectly cover any window. 

They aren’t just for your windows 

Although plantation shutters are frequently used as window coverings, they can actually be installed elsewhere in your home. When you’re replacing your old curtains or blinds, it’s beneficial to consider whether you would like to install French door shutters too, for example. If you struggle to control the light flooding into your home through your roof windows, you can also install plantation shutters in hard-to-reach areas like your conservatory roof and skylight windows. We even have shutters that we use as room dividers and cupboard doors. So, have a look at the different types of shutters available. 

Shutters can be remote-controlled 

Nowadays, you can upgrade your manual plantation shutters so that you can operate them remotely or pre-programme them to open, close or angle at specific times. Remote-controlled shutters are incredibly convenient and they will prevent you from having to get off the sofa to tilt the louvres and stop the sun from glaring on your TV. You can install solar-powered options for hard-to-access places too, so the battery pack will charge during sunlit hours and you won’t have the hassle of replacing the battery every time it runs out. There are restrictions and you cannot for example have bifold panels that are motorised.

Installing plantation shutters in Hampshire and Surrey

If you would like to install plantation shutters throughout your home, taking into consideration everything mentioned above can help you to choose the perfect solutions for each room. Should you require any assistance with plantation shutters in Hampshire or Surrey, our team at The Great Shutter Co. is here to help. We supply and install a vast range of shutters, from classic window shutters to stylish cabinet door shutters, and we pride ourselves on providing an excellent service. 

We have a passion for plantation shutters and we have transformed many properties throughout Surrey, and the surrounding areas, with our made to measure solutions. If you have any questions about installing plantation shutters, feel free to get in touch with us today.