Should I Buy Window Shutters or Blinds?

If you’ve had quite enough of curtains and nets, perhaps you’re debating the alternatives. You might be thinking that the only real alternative is blinds, and you’re not particularly keen on that idea. Don’t worry, there are other alternatives to consider and in this post we’re going to discuss the advantages of wooden shutters.

Blinds have the option of being rolled up or down, they are normally made of fabric, plastic or metal. They can be adjusted to allow in more or less light. You can also have blinds that are made with slats which can be adjusted for controlling light and privacy.

Wooden window shutters are solid and can be opened or closed depending on the amount of light and privacy you want.

Blinds can be fitted to the window so there’s no gaps in your window when you close them. For many, they are a great alternative to curtains, but they’re not for everyone.

Security, Privacy, Warmth – Wooden Window Shutters

Wooden window shutters are a modern, stylish and timeless alternative to curtains. They are made to measure in the same way as blinds, but they can be made to fit any type of window, regardless of shape. There’s also less maintenance with shutters, once they’re fitted, they’re extremely hard wearing and should offer you many years of wear. They’re also good at keeping in heat and offer a little extra security to the windows. No intruder is going to try and break into your house if he has to come in through windows AND window shutters.

Good Control Over Light and Privacy

There’s great control over light and privacy and as there are so many different styles, you can choose which ones offer the best coverage. For instance, café style window shutters are a great choice, because they open at the top and bottom independently of each other, offering you extra control over light and privacy. They also look extremely elegant and chic.

With regards to child safety, if you do have a family, the advantages with shutters is that there are no chains or cords to use, therefore there’s no potential for serious accidents.

Easy to Clean

Wooden window shutters are also easy to clean, you don’t have to remove them and you don’t have to wait for them to dry, or come back from the dry cleaners, as you do with traditional curtains.

Style and Value

Wooden window shutters, may on the surface appear really expensive, but if you do invest in window shutters you could be adding real value to your home as they give curb interest, and make the interiors seem far more elegant and sophisticated.

You can have window shutters in any style or colour you like, and you can have them to match any theme you may have going in in your home. If your home is modern and minimalist, classic, or Art Deco, we’ll have the window shutters to match the style of your rooms. Whether you live in a high rise apartment, or in a cottage, wooden window shutters are versatile enough to fit in with any type of house.

Window Shutters Scotland

If you’d like to find out more about wooden window shutters then get in touch with us here at Window Shutters Scotland and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions. If you want to go ahead with having window shutters installed, we’d love to fit them for you, so let us know!