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Why shutters are the perfect dressing for garden room windows


Whether you use your garden room as a home office, gym, media room, bar, or simply as a bolt hole to escape the stresses of your day, you will want it to be comfortable and usable all year round. On top of that, you will want it to look great and complement your main property too. Window dressings for your garden room are an important consideration, not least because windows are responsible for a substantial amount of heat gain and heat loss within a building. Plus, your outbuilding is likely to boast a lot of windows to encourage views and allow ample natural light to flood through when you require it. We explore why plantation shutters are the perfect dressing for garden room windows.

Great for insulation

To use your garden room year-round, you will need it to be warm enough in the winter and cooler in the summer. Nowadays, professionally built outbuildings should be well-insulated and should boast low heat loss figures as standard. However, if you do need to heat things up further in the winter months, or cool them down during extreme heat, you will be able to kit out your garden office with full electrics for extra heating and cooling options if needed.

The energy conscious among us will want to consider passive heating and cooling techniques. Not only are interior wooden shutters a natural insulator due to the air pockets within the wood’s cellular structure, but they will also serve as an additional barrier that prevents heat loss during cooler periods too. Wooden shutters will offer solar shading to prevent unwanted sunlight and hot air from entering rooms. In fact, adding shutters to windows and doors is one of the most energy efficient improvements you can make without using extra energy in the process. Don’t just take our word for it, our customers will tell you themselves.

Light regulation

Plantation shutters will allow as much natural light into your garden room as you require. Whether you want to reduce the amount of light filtering in on hot sunny days to keep your room cool and limit sun damage to your garden room furnishings, or you want to allow as much light in as possible, wooden window shutters will cover all bases.

The shutter louvres will not only allow you to block light, they will help you angle the light as well. This is very handy if you want to allow light in but not have it shining directly onto your TV or computer screen, such as if you are using your garden building as a media room or office.

If it is blackout you want to achieve, our room darkening shutter system can help you achieve the best blackout solution achievable from a window dressing. This is great idea for garden rooms that plan to double up as a cinema on family film nights.

Privacy from nosey neighbours!

Nobody likes a nosey neighbour when they are trying to enjoy peace and quiet, socialise, or even work out in their garden space. Shutters will allow you the privacy you need without blocking out all the light.

Beautiful aesthetics and versatile design

A well-designed and professionally built garden room that uses quality materials will not only provide a real talking point for visitors, but it may also add value to your property. Practicality is important, but it is also important that your garden building looks beautiful, blends in with its natural surroundings, and complements your home. Whether you have a rustic room that is at one with nature or a contemporary sleek space with all the mod cons, we have shutters that will complete your look perfectly. We have an extensive range of shutter stains, colours, materials, and designs for you to choose from. Remember, we make everything bespoke so we will not be fazed by designing shutters to fit an awkward size or shaped window.

Garden room window shutter inspiration:

If you need some garden room shutter inspiration, here are some of our favourites:

Garden room shutter case study:

Read all about the garden room shutters we fitted to a property in Knockholt.

When it comes to shutters, the team at ShuttersUp are not just green-fingered installers, but we also go as green as we can when it comes to manufacturing. When you have a moment, check out our ongoing company commitment to sustainability.

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