So, you are searching for interior window shutters, but you are getting lost with all the various products on offer. How do you know which product will be the best for your home?
Do you go with the first, cheapest, and prettiest one, or is there a trick to choosing the perfect interior window shutters?
We’ve had the opportunity to chat with some industry experts to help shed some light on this topic. Let’s open those blinds and see what they suggest.
It is a matter of material
Not all shutters are made equally. You have to consider the sun and the effect that it will have on the material over several years of use. While the most traditional material is wood, there are cases where wood won’t be a good fit.
The material isn’t just there to make your shutter durable. It also plays an essential role in styling.
Before you commit to one specific shutter, take your time to shop around and look at all the available options. We find an excellent range of shutters from Blind Guys that come in various material options.
Faux wood, in particular, is a modern favorite that adds a natural sense of class and style to almost any type of room.
Pay attention to the size
Before you rush out with a handful of brochures, first consider what the shutter will add to your home. Do you want your shutters to add a clean, modern feel to your room? Or are you looking for something more traditional like double-hung shutters?
The most significant player in determining the style of your shutter is the louver size. The bigger the louver, the more contemporary and transitional the styling becomes.
The louver size is, in turn, affected by the size of the window. Typically, the rule of thumb is that the bigger the window, the bigger your louver can be.
Don’t be afraid to ask your design consultant about sizing and how it will impact the style of your interior shutters. Size is one critical aspect that will determine how beautiful your shutters will make your room look.
Installation is important
Now that you have chosen the perfect size and style of the shutter, you have to look at the installation. Most manufacturers of blinds and shutters recommend that you get a certified professional to do the installation. Otherwise, you may lose the warranty on the product.
A professional installer will make sure that the shutters are installed level with a tight fit. Any pinched hinges or stress on the shutter can cause warpage.
This warpage will make your new shutter crack and bend. Your new interior shutter will not be blocking the sun as it should.
Remember that the shutters will be exposed to 100% UV rays. Wood is naturally great for absorbing these harmful rays, and you want minimal warpage from the start.
Finish it off with style
Minor upgrades are the final touch of class that you can add to your interior shutters. They can further enhance the style that you want.
There are several upgrades that you can choose from to enhance their appeal truly. Some of these upgrades come in brushed silver or mirror finishes for a truly modern look. Look at hidden hinges, shutter pulls, and locks.
Locks and pulls can help extend the lifetime of your shutter, as it protects the shutter from being inadvertently damaged by clueless operators.
It may sound like a daunting experience, but shopping for new shutters is pretty straightforward. Shutters not only add great style to your home, but they also help reduce energy costs by providing shade and protection for the interior of your home.
There you have it, the four main things to keep in mind when buying new interior shutters.