The smallest additions can make the biggest difference to your home’s design, especially when it comes to window furnishings. Plantation shutters are the perfect example – they add a touch of elegance and boast several other benefits that can elevate the look and feel of any property.
With that in mind, we’ve taken a closer look at what makes plantation shutters such a great choice.
- Timeless design
The most compelling reason to choose plantation shutters is without a doubt their attractive design. They add elegance and style to any property, and they’re versatile – they look great in high end renovations, new homes and older homes.
Another reason for why these window furnishings work so well within a home is due to them being timeless. They’ve been used in estates and high end properties since they were invented in 800 BC Greece and will never go out of style, which makes them the perfect investment.
- Control light and air flow
Plantation shutters allow complete control over the amount of light and air that enters a room. Feel like sleeping in? Close the shutters, twist the louvres shut and your room will be dark and silent, even in the middle of the day.
Want privacy and natural light? Just close your shutters and leave the louvres in the open position.
- Insulative properties
Did you know up to 40% of a home’s heat can be lost through its windows during winter? The best way to stop this happening is to install insulative window furnishings, such as plantation shutters.
These high quality shutters offer a good level of insulation to keep warm air in during winter, and keep it out during summer. This will keep you comfortable year round and reduce your energy bills.
- Moisture and humidity resistant
Many blinds and shutters will warp, discolour and fade in humid weather or in moist environments such as bathrooms and kitchens. To make sure that doesn’t happen, our plantation shutters are moisture and humidity resistant.
This means they’ll last for many years to come even if they’re installed in your bathroom, or if you live in an area with a humid climate such as Brisbane or Darwin. This feature ensures that your shutters last much longer than most traditional shutters to save you the cost and hassle of replacing them (and ensure they still look great years from now).
- Easy cleaning
Some blinds and shutters take hours to clean and others must be taken down and dry cleaned and the truth is, you’ve probably got much better things to do than clean fiddly window furnishings.
Luckily, our plantation shutters make cleaning quick and easy. All you’ll need is a cloth dampened with water and a few minutes – simply wipe the shutter and each louvre every few weeks – or any time you notice them looking dusty or grimy. Simple as that.
- Can be automated
Speaking of easy, did you know that you can automate your plantation shutters? With the press of button, you’ll be able to adjust your louvres to let light and noise in or block it out. All from the comfort of your couch.
This feature may not be necessary for everyone, but if you’re undertaking a high end renovation or love smart technology, it could make all the difference and help to increase the value of the home.
- Long lasting and durable
Installing new window furnishings, or replacing your existing ones is a job you only want to do once. That’s why our plantation shutters are a great option – they’re built to be durable and last for decades or more. In fact, we’re so confident in the lasting quality of our window plantation shutters that we offer a *20 year warranty.
Are you looking to install new window furnishings or replace your existing ones? Plantation shutters offer timeless design, versatility and long lasting quality that’s hard to beat. Get in touch today to find out more or arrange a consultation.