Without a shadow of a doubt, the way you opt to cover your windows is a significant decision. Indeed, it can dramatically change the appearance of your room and can prove to be a lasting investment. In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of two of the most popular window coverings, shutters and blinds. This should help you to determine the most appropriate option for your property. Of course, if you would like to talk through your needs or have any particular questions, feel free to give us a call.
Blinds make for a very affordable option, depending on the brand and style you opt for. Alike curtains, you can also expect to have several options to choose from when it comes to selecting a colour and finish.
Window coverings are the only choice that can give you varying degrees of lighting and privacy. Some might argue that this product is the most stylish, durable and modern choice.
Now, we will present a few of the arguments that you should have a think about before making a purchase:
Shutters are manufactured bespoke to suit the measurements of your window and so, arguably, offer the best fit. No matter if your window is small and rectangular, or unique with a hexagonal shape, unlike blinds, window shutters are made to match the precise shape and scale of your window.
Therefore, it would appear that window coverings are the winner of best fit! These window dressings are great for several windows and will make your property feel more spacious.
Window shutters can be adjusted to offer several levels of privacy and light, in a way that blinds and curtains are unable to. The shutter louvre, style and configuration you decide upon will affect your view and dictate the amount of light that filters through. Blinds can be shut, open or tilted to various degrees.
With tier on tier or full height shutters, the bottom sections can be shut for increased privacy. The top half can be opened to draw extra light into the space. So, it would appear that shutters can assist you best with controlling light and privacy!
Since they are custom made, shutters are very energy efficient as they have excellent insulation properties. Here at our company, our shutters are made bespoke to fit the window. A frame is installed on the window reveal, and the panels are attached to the frame. There are few spaces in the structure for cool air to enter the property, so they can help maintain a comfortable room temperature and minimise heating costs.
It is clear that blinds operate in a similar way to shutters, though if windows are open and it is a windy day, blinds may shift about. So then, blinds are in close competition with shutters on minimising heat gain, though shutters overtake blinds in the sense that they are more effective in preventing heat loss.
Contact our team of professionals today if you would like any additional information on shutters and blinds. We look forward to hearing from you and providing our expert advice.