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Choosing Shutters For Home: 5 Things To Consider

Shutters add elegance and style to your home while offering light control. If blinds aren’t your preference, shutters are a great alternative for sliding doors, windows, and more. Before deciding, consider factors like placement and style options. Let’s look at 5 of the most important things to keep in mind when choosing shutters.


1. Internal or External?

Shutters come in various types, primarily categorized as external or internal. External shutters are installed outside windows or doorways, while internal shutters are fitted inside. The choice between them often boils down to personal preference, with some favouring the aesthetic of outdoor shutters and others opting for the convenience of indoor ones.

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2. Size

The size of the shutters you purchase will depend largely on the space you are looking to cover. You should measure the window or doorway that you want to cover, and find shutters that will fit the space nicely. If you are looking for shutters for sliding doors, or door-height windows, you will want to choose much higher shutters than in other circumstances.

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3. Louvre Size

Louvres are the wooden slats of a shutter that go within the frame and will do the work of blocking light from the outside. Louvre sizes will depend largely on the size of the shutters themselves but also vary depending on how much light you would like to let in, with smaller sizes resulting in closer slats and less light.

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4. Tilt

The next thing you will want to consider is the way in which the shutter slats will tilt. There are two general options here: either the middle-front tilt bar or a tilt bar that is to the side and out of the way. Many people find the middle bar attractive, but some prefer to leave the slats as unobstructed as possible. The choice is one that you will need to make before purchasing shutters.

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5. Colour

Once you’ve determined the size and style of your shutters, the last decision is the colour. It should harmonize with your home’s colour scheme, whether for interior or exterior use. Taking the time to weigh each factor is crucial in choosing the right shutters. Plus, companies like Complete Blinds offer custom-made options to perfectly fit your needs. Here is a guide on choosing colours for your Plantation Shutters.

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From sizing to colour considerations, each aspect of the shutter will go a long way to adding to your space. If you keep the above considerations in mind, you should end up with something that you love! Contact us for a free quote today.

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