Window coverings are crucial in controlling light, wind and sunshine. Plus, they provide attractive decorative features in a room. One option that is both practical and aesthetic is plantation shutters. Their benefits are further explained below.
Suits Various Seasons
Plantation shutters help you cope with the weather in all seasons. They were popularised as a way of dealing with hot temperatures. Shutters let you block or filter the sunshine by angling the slats, while at the same time the sturdy slats let cooling breezes enter a home. They're perfect for winter, too, as solid slats help to keep warmth indoors, and they create a cosy feeling when closed at night.
Plantation shutters are timeless, and they blend with diverse room styles. For example, you can install stained or painted timber in a shabby-chic style home. They also integrate into traditional and modern houses. You could install dark grey or raw wood shutters for an industrial space. You can blend them with the wall hue by installing cream shutters over cream walls. Or create a statement by fitting earthy green shutters on white walls. Because of this versatile aesthetic, you can redecorate your home in the future while keeping the same window coverings.
These shutters suit all rooms in the home, as they offer great control over daylight flow. They efficiently darken a room because they fit tightly within the window frame without gaps. On the other hand, many blinds let shards of light enter around the sides. You can also filter the light by angling the blades. For example, you can deflect light onto the floor or ceiling if it's shining on a computer screen. If you install swinging or bifold shutters, you can also open them wide for extra brightness.
Unlike many window coverings that are temporary, plantation shutters are built into the window frame to become a permanent part of the building. Thus, they're an investment in the house and an appealing asset if you're selling. Shutters are unique in that they flatter both the interior and exterior of a home, being easily seen from the street. Thus, they'll enhance the kerb view and help give an attractive first impression. They're also a positive attribute for home buyers by helping keep air conditioning costs down and making your house more energy-efficient. Many people want a home that requires less energy to reduce their carbon footprint.