Written by Jennifer Turner

How shutters let you control the light in your life

These made-to-measure shutters offer total command over natural light and privacy for your home.


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From bay windows to quirky shapes, partitions to café style, shutters are a versatile way to add character to your home and control the light. But what are the other benefits?

Your perfect room

Shutters – especially the made-to-measure variety – are almost endlessly versatile. The range of shapes, styles, materials and colours means that they will work in absolutely any room you choose. They’re a popular choice for living spaces with bay windows, of course, but also work perfectly to add a dramatic touch to bedrooms, bathrooms, loft conversions and more.

Even if you have irregular windows or some unusual shapes, Shuttercraft can work with you to make sure they deliver the best possible effect.

white room with beanbags tv guitar and shutters 

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The light fantastic

One of the best aspects of shutters is how they give you a great degree of control over the light in your home. Each panel can be controlled individually, so you can have as much or as little light as you choose.

That means you can open the top louvres or panels for sunshine while leaving the bottom panels closed to give you privacy – ideal for bathrooms or street-facing rooms. Alternatively, opt for café style shutters that only cover the bottom half of your windows and you’ll have light all day long.

bathroom with tiled wall bath and shutters

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Boost your home

Plantation shutters have plenty of other benefits to make life easier too. They’re simple to wipe clean, a low maintenance option that you can keep dust-free much easier than curtains. Shutters also have high kerb appeal, boosting the value of your home with their timeless style.

Depending on the shutter style, you can also reduce heat loss from your house dramatically – by up to 50% in some cases. Shutters are also thermally dynamic, reflecting cold back to the outside so you can keep your family even warmer and cutting down on heating bills.

bedroom with round window and circular shutters

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To discuss your needs and how shutters can totally transform your home, contact Shuttercraft. Their made-to-measure approach, complete with expert surveyors and fitters, can guide you smoothly through the entire process.

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