Questions to Ask When Buying Window Shutters

If you've never had window shutters before and you're thinking about having them for the first time, then you may have a lot of questions. If this is the case and you're ready to say goodbye to curtains, then read on to find out what you should be asking when you're looking to buy wooden window shutters.

Lots of Different Styles and Colours

You'll find that today, there are plenty of different types of window shutters out there to choose from, so you don't have to stick with one particular style. You can provide your home with both interior and exterior shutters and you can buy them in vinyl, however, wood is popular and cedar is particularly beautiful.

What style, finish panel configuration and budget are you going with?

Naturally it will depend on how much you can afford to spend, but then you need to ask yourself which type of blind is best for your home, your personal tastes and interior décor.

Styles are usually in 3 different types, traditional, plantation or filled. Traditional shutters have narrow panels which looker thicker at the front and narrow at the back, plantation shutters offer thicker flatter panels. It is entirely up to you which one you prefer. However, you can have wooden shutters that are filled in, and where there are usually panels, there's just plain wood filled in. These types of shutters are good if you want complete darkness at night, say in a bedroom, where you like it completely dark.

There are different styles of shutter that look great on any type of shutter, find out what styles your retailer has in stock. We're talking cafe style, full height, tier on tier and specially custom shaped ones that are cut to fit an unusually shaped window. They don't just come in a straightforward rectangular shape either, whether it's octagonal, circular, arched or triangular, a window shutter can be made to fit any shape or size of window.

What type of configuration is best?

This will depend on the size of your windows and what you prefer. You can have custom made to your own specifications if you want something in particular. As we've already seen, you can have a set of window shutters in any style or shape you want. If you have tall windows, it might be a good idea to have more than one set of shutters all the way down, however, discuss it with your window shutter retailer.

What finish?

A natural looking finish is popular as it gives a really natural, continental, rustic feel to your home, staining then gives it a more natural, weathered look, although over time, they will become like this naturally.

Paint is good and you can use whichever colour you want, one that fits in with your overall colours scheme.You may find that your shutters will come in a wood tone or white finish and once they're fitted, you can paint them to suit the rooms.

Are wooden window shutters good for patio doors too?

Yes, they are and they're a great option for providing protection from strong light during the summer and giving you privacy from the neighbours when you need it.

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If you're convinced now that window shutters are for you, then get in touch and let's find the best shutters for your home. We'd love to help you choose your shutters and if you have any new ideas on how you'd like them to look, then we can talk about that too.