Plantation shutters have always combined pristine presentation with pure practicality. Manufactured from the highest-quality materials, premium plantation shutters remain as sophisticated and sought after as ever.
Today, plantation shutters can be manufactured from a wide variety of materials at different price points. Examples include various types of hardwoods and softwoods, ABS plastic, MDF and aluminium. All of which can transform the visual appeal and comfort of any interior space, with bespoke options available to suit all types of openings.
Though traditionally associated with some specific rooms of the home, shutters can be added to any interior space with great effect. With this in mind, here is a brief overview of just a few of the benefits of upgrading conventional window coverings around the home to quality window shutters:
- Kitchen Window Shutters
Firstly, everyone knows that the kitchen is the true heart of the family home. It is also one of the busiest and most practical space in any property, where a great deal of domestic duties take place.
Bringing window shutters into the kitchen can be just the ticket for allowing full natural light to stream into the space, while also preserving privacy at certain times of day and night. As an added bonus, high-quality shutters are manufactured from materials that couldn’t be easier to keep clean and hygienic. Their non-porous surfaces prevent the accumulation of grease, grime, germs and bacteria, and can be kept clean and sanitary with a quick wipe.
Shutters can also be great for blocking the direct rays of the sun, helping keep hot and humid kitchens a little bit cooler in the summer.
- Bathroom Window Shutters
Much of the same applies in the bathroom, where privacy can be an even bigger concern. This is particularly true where bathroom windows look out over public spaces, or are positioned in close proximity to streetlights.
The louvres in plantation shutters can be adjusted with pinpoint precision, in order to maximise privacy while optimising ventilation and natural light adsorption. Specially-made water-resistant shutters for the bathroom offer the ultimate in durability, and again can be kept clean with a quick wipe.
Bathroom shutters can therefore be significantly more hygienic and hardwearing than conventional window coverings, which may succumb to damage due to prolonged exposure to moisture.
- Living Room Window Shutters
The living room is the most important shared space in the home, serving a wide variety of purposes. Therefore, your living room window coverings should be equally versatile in nature. The visually pleasing aesthetic of plantation shutters can be great for tying the décor of a living room together. They can also be great for making it a relaxing and comfortable place in which to spend time.
Light and privacy control play an important role in the living room. From family movie nights to casual cocktails with friends to TV dinners and more, plantation shutters provide the ultimate in intimacy and illumination control.
They can also be great for households with allergy sufferers, as an alternative to fabric curtains, nets, drapes and so on. Best of all, living room window shutters can be designed in any shape, colour and configuration imaginable. If you are looking to create a standout point of focus for the entire space, bespoke window shutters come highly recommended.
- Nursery and Playroom Window Shutters
Privacy is also of utmost importance in nurseries, kids’ bedrooms and playrooms. As is providing infants and kids of all ages with ideal sleeping conditions, irrespective of how bright it is outdoors.
In addition, the health and safety factor must also be considered. Some traditional window coverings have long been associated with potential health and safety risks. Kids have been known to get tangled up in cords from blinds and low-hanging curtains, making them unsuitable for some children’s bedrooms.
With bespoke window shutters, the entire unit sits flush to the window with no protrusions whatsoever. High-end shutters can also be a fantastic security feature for kids’ bedroom windows, bringing welcome peace of mind for parents. Coupled with superior cleanliness and hygiene to conventional curtains, shutters are the clear choice for nurseries, playrooms and kids’ bedrooms.
- Bedroom Window Shutters
Lastly, high-quality window shutters can prove instrumental in helping all members of your household get a good night’s sleep. It is a proven fact that a dark, quiet, safe and secluded sanctuary from the outside world is essential for good sleep health.
Plantation shutters make it possible to benefit from almost complete darkness indoors, at any time of day and night. This can be particularly useful to shift workers, and for children who nap/sleep during hours of daylight. It can also benefit anyone who struggles to sleep during the summer, or where bedrooms are blighted by unwanted illumination from outdoor sources.
High-end plantation shutters can also be great for bringing noise pollution under control. If you are looking to transform your bedrooms into the ultimate havens for sublime sleep, incorporated window shutters could be just the thing.
Bespoke Shutters, Tailored to Your Needs
The beauty of bespoke window shutter design lies in the limitless freedom of choice it brings. At Riverside Shutters, we customise all aspects of the shutters we supply to suit the exact tastes and preferences of our customers.
Bring a pop of colour to the space with your shutters, or choose a finish that blends in seamlessly with its surroundings. During your obligation-free home design visit, we will talk you through the available options and help you make the right choice.
For more information on any of the above or to discuss the benefits of window shutters in more detail, contact a member of the team at Riverside Shutters today.