Plantation shutters are a timeless interior design feature that add a sense of elegance to any room in your home. They’re a cost-effective and easy way to make your home more appealing and increase it’s value.
So whether you’re selling or upgrading your home, here are a few of the most attractive advantages of installing plantation shutters in your home.
Not only do plantation shutters make a room look beautiful and sophisticated, they also offer several practical benefits as well as being easy to install and maintain.
Appealing from the interior and exterior, shutters add a touch of class and an enhanced sense of privacy. Firstly, they’re highly versatile and can be added to almost any room in your house. They will also last you a lifetime without requiring tricky cleaning. Plantation shutters are made with durable materials that are resilient against moisture, dirt and grime.
They improve your curb appeal
First impressions matter, so when you pull up in front of your home you of course want to be greeted by something stylish and welcoming from the curb.
Plantation shutters emphasis your windows, add a beautiful contrast with the colour of your home, and might just make your house the best-looking on the block. They’re also easy to customise if you repaint your house and can be painted a new colour to suit.
Plantation shutters act as effective insulators, protecting you from the outside elements and reducing your energy consumption, as you don’t have to heat or cool your home as often. Keep your shutters closed to keep the warmth in your home or prevent the house turning into an oven as the sun beats down on glass window panes. At any time, shutters can be opened by the slats or hinges to allow for easy ventilation.
They allow you to control your privacy
Not only do you want to feel totally safe in your home, but you want to control your privacy and shut out the outside world when you feel like it. The unique advantage of plantation shutters is that you can have complete privacy from the street and neighbours and still let in an abundance of natural light just by angling the slats in a certain direction.
They allow you control natural light
Plantation shutters allow subtle rays of sunshine to beam into the house creating a beautiful look and feel. Plantation shutters offer many ways to control the way light filters into and permeates the spaces in your home. You can manipulate the light to suit any mood or activity.
With so many functional benefits, an attractive price point and obvious aesthetic benefits, it’s hard to look past plantation shutters. Above all else, they are undeniably tasteful and stylish. A simple yet impactful way to adorn your windows and change the impression of any room in your home.
The last but certainly not the least important benefit of plantation shutters is that they are easy to install yourself. That means rather than paying for an expensive contractor, adding shutters to your home can be a fun DIY project. You don’t need specialised tools or technical know-how, just a willingness to give it a go. Save yourself money and accomplish something fun and rewarding along the way.
Dan Field is co founder at The Shutters Department. He’s passionate about using technology to make the complex simple, and is on a mission to make DIY plantations shutters cheap and easy for everyone.