Perhaps you’re moving into a new home and you need practical and attractive coverings for every window. Or maybe your old home or office window treatments have become outdated, damaged, or no longer suitable for your needs. Either way, it’s only natural to become overwhelmed by the vast scope of available window treatment options to choose from.
Between drapes, blinds, shades, and shutters, you might not know where to start. However, there’s an argument to be made for traditional, versatile, high-performance shutters. What makes them better than other options? Why should you consider an upgrade to shutters?
1. Classic décor. There’s no denying the classic sophistication of shutters. While drapes can add volume and drama to your décor, and newer options in shades are trending, literally any décor can be elevated when you install shutters.
These custom-fitted window coverings offer clean lines and simplicity that blend with practically any architectural style, from embellished Victorian, to straightforward arts and crafts, to minimalist postmodern design. With plenty of options for materials, color, finishes, and styles, you can find the perfect shutters to complement any home or office interior, and there’s always the option to pair them with other window treatments to enhance aesthetic appeal.
2. Light control. One of the best reasons to consider shutters is because of the ability to control light entering the environment. You can adjust louvres to let in small amounts of light while still maintaining privacy or open shutters entirely for unfettered natural light and an unobstructed view of the outside. Alternately, you can keep everything closed up to stop outside light from seeping in at night while you’re trying to sleep. Opaque shutters offer maximum light control.
3. Privacy control. One of the greatest functional needs associated with window treatments is privacy. Nobody wants nosy neighbors or passersby peering in their windows like spectators. With simple louvers, you can easily control interior privacy. Angle louvers to let in light during the day without necessarily allowing a good view inside your home, and snap them closed at night for total privacy.
4. Energy savings. Although any window treatment could probably be considered to add some amount of insulation around the most common points of heat transfer (your windows), shutters are one of the best options because of the materials used. Shutters are frequently made of solid wood or wood composite.
Wood, as you may recall from elementary science class, is not a good conductor of heat, and when robust shutters are closed, they effectively help you to regulate interior temperatures and stop heat transfer between interior and exterior spaces. This, in turn, can increase the energy efficiency of your residential or commercial setting, cutting utility costs.
5. Lasting appeal. Shutters not only offer the versatility to complement a wide range of architectural and interior design styles, but they have lasting appeal that outlives plenty of design trends. This window treatment option is also extremely durable, which means you can enjoy your shutters for many years to come.
With help from experts in design and installation, you can find the perfect shutters for your home or commercial enterprise. Contact the qualified professionals at The Blinds Side today at 410-402-5158 or [email protected] to schedule a free consultation and learn more.