Window shutters could be the best home upgrade choice you could ever make. They help to control the natural light in the interior space, give you some extra privacy, and offer you another level of protection in case of a break-in. They can give you all of these benefits without requiring any electricity or energy, making them one of the most energy-efficient home upgrades you’ll ever have. That being said, before you order your new window shutters, you have to consider whether the set of window shutters you’re getting will be a good fit for your home.
With that said, here’s our window shutter checklist you can use to assess whether the shutters you’re ordering is the best fit for you:
There are many styles of window shutters, as well as an endless number of materials, manufacturers, and sizes. You have to take all of these factors into consideration and evaluate whether the shutters you’re getting will give you both the maximum benefits without sacrificing aesthetic value. For example, if you’re looking to install a set of shutters for your white living room, you may want white hardwood café shutters, as those will complement the overall look of the room without breaking the theme. On the other hand, if you’re looking for window shutters for your kitchen windows, vinyl plantation shutters may be what you’re looking for. Vinyl is very easy to clean, and unlike wood, you won’t have to worry about the grease stains that could form if you don’t clean the shutters regularly enough.
Shutter frames and divider rails
The shutter frame helps to increase the integrity of the shutters and keep everything in place. Each frame has its own distinct look. You want to choose shutter frames that accommodate the intended usage for the shutters along with the aesthetic style of the overall shutters. You also have to consider whether you need to control each side of the shutters separately. If that’s the case, you can look to choose a model with divider rails so that you can open and close one upper and lower side of the shutters separately. It will give you more functionality without giving up the look of the entire set.
The mounting method may not make a ton of difference at first glance, but if the mounting job isn’t done properly, it could collapse at some point. You want to work with a professional installer to make sure that this doesn’t happen.
Louvre size and style
The individual planks in the shutters are called the “louvres.” You can choose whatever size you want for them. The smaller the louvres, the more you will have in the shutters, meaning that the gaps between each louvre aren’t going to be as wide. On the other hand, small louvres will also block out a lot more light and prevent you from seeing through them. If this is one of your concerns, you can opt for window shutters with a tilt option. These models will allow you to adjust the angle of the louvres by twisting the tilting rod so that you don’t have to worry about the size as much.
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