Plantation shutters can be transformational for the rooms they are installed in, but customers are often taken aback by how much they can transform the exterior of the property too. One of the main reasons that customers pick plantation shutters for their preferred window dressing is to stop people looking through into their rooms. Privacy is a very important aspect for homeowners, particularly those that live in built up areas or next to busy streets or paths, so it is always surprising to hear how many customers have not considered how their new shutters might look from the outside by all those passers-by. Plus, we all love a bit of kerb appeal, don’t we?
Shutters makeover the outside of your home, creating a timeless, luxurious look, whilst also protecting what is inside the property from the view of anyone walking past or on the doorstep. From full height shutters which cover the whole window to café style which offers just enough coverage so that anyone passing can’t see in, but light is free to enter the top of the window at all times.
When we design your shutters, we work through every aspect which includes how they will look from the outside of the home, which is why we make sure to design the lining of the shutters to match the windows of the property. Something which is very hard to achieve with off the shelf solutions. Some other considerations we think about when thinking about how shutters will look from the outside are:
The style of your property
Whether you have a new build or period property, it is hard to deny that shutters are not a major improvement over standard window dressings such as curtains or blinds. We can style all our shutters to complement traditional or modern looks, with so many different variants and details that not only make your shutters unique to your property but work with your home’s interior and exterior style. For example, period properties tend to suit smaller slats, whereas bigger slats are typically preferred by modern homes. Period properties often want to retain traditional features on the outside but give the inside a modern twist, if this is the case, you may decide on a different colour for the interior side of your shutter to the exterior side.
When looking at a home from the outside, shutters may be one of the first things you spot. Typically finished in a shade of white, but available in a huge number of different paints and stain finishes to work with your own tastes and property. We even offer a custom colour and matching service, so picking out the perfect colour is easier than you think.
Some customers prefer their shutters to subtly blend in with the home, with most windows having white framing, white shutters look perfectly matched in place, but some prefer more of a contrast. Darker wood shutters against white framed windows, or bright white shutters against dark window frames. Other colours can work well against any window frames creating more of a focal point from inside and outside.
Deciding what windows of a house to dress with shutters is a common deliberation for customers. We always encourage customers to think if a balanced aesthetic exterior is important to them. If budget does not allow a customer to install shutters on every room in their house, we recommend keeping things uniform where possible such as, installing shutters onto all the rooms at the front of the property, or all the rooms on a floor of a property, even if it is just all the windows on one room of the property – it you have a large house with four living room windows, it may look awkward only having shutters on half of them for example.
All our shutter ranges act as another layer behind your windows. With windows flung open in the summer, closed down shutters can stop the temptation of opportunist thieves, keeping valuables out of site and making it harder to get in.
For even greater peace of mind, our security shutters are designed with home security in mind, in the same style as our hardwood shutters but crafted from tough aluminium, complete with lock and keys! These shutters really will make it tough for people to enter through the windows.
DESIGNING SHUTTERS THAT LOOK AMAZING FROM OUTSIDE
Our expert team, with many years of designing and installing shutters are here to help. We have created shutters for every property you can think of, from family homes and businesses to castles, boats, and garden sheds! We have worked with properties of all ages, with private customers, and with interior designers. So, we will have a pretty good idea of what will work with your home. Together with your own ideas and preferences, we will be able to offer the ultimate in bespoke made shutters and kerb appeal.
We want our shutters to create a WOW factor to anyone looking at your home. Why not get in touch with us and see what our team can offer?Get in touch!