Pro’s & Con’s of Shutters for Your Home

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Shutters are a great addition to any home, especially in Toowoomba where the sun never stops shining.

Yet it’s important to consider your options when it comes to implementing shutters.

Here is a short guide to the pros and cons of plantation shutters so you can make a well-informed decision regarding your home!

Pro: Add value to your home

When it comes to selling your home, plantation shutters have the potential to increase the monetary value upon resale.

This is owing to their durable design which doubles up as an extra insulative layer and therefore is considered as part of your home’s fixtures and installations. Thinking of selling your home? It might be worth investing in some shutters!

Con: Expensive

That being said, shutters could be considered a pricey investment. Shutters are an expensive form of window covering precisely due to their durability.

The materials used, such as aluminium, faux wood and timber with us at d-bLINDS, also contribute to the price. Call us today on 07 4633 3666 for a free quote on all shutters.

Pro: Easy to clean

Shutters are one of the easiest window furnishings to clean. Their hard surface means that a simple dusting with a microfiber cloth around the edges and in between the slats is all that’s needed.

If you’re looking for a hassle-free window instalment that is easily maintained, then shutters could be the right option for you.

Con: Difficult to fit yourself

Shutters are both physically and mechanically hard to install on your own. Shutters often have to be custom-made to fit into your window space, which means that external help is often required.

At d-bLINDS, we are happy to provide a free, on-site measure. Simply get in touch and we can help.

Pro: Great light filtration and temperature control

Shutters can be used to manipulate light entrance into your home as they allow you to be in control of how far light stretches into your house and at what angle it is able to filter through.

Different shutter configurations also determine how much light can get through the slats, so this is important to consider if light control is something that interests you.

Similarly, their previously mentioned function as a layer of insulation also means that you can effectively control temperature through the opening and closing of your shutters.

Con: Less room functionality

It is almost impossible to place furniture in front of your shutters as this disrupts panel movement and forces the louvres shut.

As a result, whilst shutters themselves can add an aesthetic quality to your home, they can somewhat limit your home interior.

This is something to consider if your interior space requires furniture in front of the window, or if you are looking to re-organise your home.

Talk to Our Blind & Shutter Experts Today!

This guide ensures that you can make a well-informed decision when it comes to implementing shutters into your home.

If you would like to install plantation shutters and you are in the Toowoomba area, get in contact with d-bLINDS today for a free quote and measurement.

Call us on 07 4633 3666 or fill out our online form today!


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