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How to choose the correct style of shutter for your home

The Shutter Store 5/31/2024 12:56:48 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Home Decor and Design, Shutter Styles

Looking for an alternative to curtains and blinds? Shutters are a fantastic choice for modern and traditional homes alike. Read our definitive guide to choosing the right shutters for your space.

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8 Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

The Shutter Store 5/7/2024 12:00:00 PM

In today's world, sustainability is more important than ever. By making small adjustments in our daily lives, we can make some big changes, reducing our carbon footprint and creating a more eco-friendly home environment. So, having said that here are eight simple and practical tips to help you make your home more sustainable.

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Make Your Home Feel Like a Vacation Home

The Shutter Store 4/29/2024 2:00:00 PM

Let’s be honest. Who doesn't dream of the peace and quiet of a vacation home? While jetting off to a tropical paradise might not be the most practical option (although if it is, we’re very jealous), you can certainly recreate that holiday ambiance in your own home. So, with that in mind, we’ve got some simple yet effective vacation home décor ideas to transform your space into a relaxing retreat.

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Minimalist Home Decor Ideas

The Shutter Store 4/10/2024 12:00:00 PM

Our worlds can often feel cluttered. Whether it’s all the trinkets, trifles, or thingamabobs, stuff just seems to accumulate. Well, if you’ve found yourself seeking something more (well, less actually) from your interior design, it might be time to give minimalism a try. Minimalism is all about simplicity and elegance. Basically, less is more. If this sounds up your street, keep reading and uncover our top minimalist home décor ideas.

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Improve Your Bathroom Window Privacy

The Shutter Store 3/27/2024 12:00:00 PM

Dreaming of a bathroom that combines tranquility and functionality? Look no further! We’ve got the perfect solution to boost your bathroom's peace and quiet – waterproof shutters. So, without waiting around for the windows to steam up, let's dive into some of our favorite options.

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Shutters for Double-Hung Windows

The Shutter Store 3/13/2024 12:00:00 PM

A staple in homes up and down the country, double-hung windows are one of our favorites. Blending functionality with style, they’re a classic window whose relevance never seems to wane. But what are they, and can you put plantation shutters on double-hung windows?

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How to Control Screen Glare in Your Home Office

The Shutter Store 2/26/2024 12:00:00 PM

Eye strain, headaches, constant fidgeting, and bad posture. Screen glare can wreak havoc on your home office routine. Well, your home working days needn’t be a pain in the glass. There are plenty of things you can do today to control screen glare and make your home office a place of peace and productivity. So, let’s get started, shall we?

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Shutters vs Blinds vs Drapes

The Shutter Store 2/12/2024 12:00:00 PM

So, you’ve decided to jazz up your windows. But with so many options, where do you go from here? Should you be swayed by the affordability of blinds or the elegance of drapes? Or how about the timelessness of bespoke shutters? For us, there’s only one winner: shutters, of course. We’ll tell you why in a sec, but first, here’s our two cents on your other options.

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How Long Do Plantation Shutters Last?

The Shutter Store 1/29/2024 12:00:00 PM

If you asked us to pick the question we hear the most, "How long do plantation shutters last?" would be very high on the list. It makes sense. Shutters are an investment and like any investment, you want to be sure your money is well spent. In this short blog, we’ll talk about shutter’s timeless appeal, what they’re made from, and ask the question: What is the lifespan of plantation shutters? So, if you have a few minutes, keep reading.

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Which Shutter Color is Best for My House?

The Shutter Store 1/5/2024 12:00:00 PM

Choosing the right shutter color for your house can be as exciting as it is daunting. With The Shutter Store's broad range of hues, from crisp whites to elegant creams, versatile greys, and classic natural wood stains, you're sure to find the perfect match for your home. While personal taste is always key, we're here to guide you through the best shutter colors for different house styles and colors. But there’s something we need to talk about first.

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Window Treatments for a Mudroom

The Shutter Store 12/22/2023 12:00:00 PM

Welcome to the not so well trodden world of mudroom makeovers! Your mudroom might be a small space, but it plays a big role in your home. It’s where you can leave the outside world behind and step into the comfort of your own space. And just like your doors, walls, and floors should look the part, it’s important not to forget about your mudroom window treatments. And that’s where we’ve got a few exciting ideas just for you!

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Window Treatments for a Home Gym

The Shutter Store 11/24/2023 12:00:00 PM

Creating a home gym is an excellent way to prioritize your health and wellness. And also, it’s just a great place to get away from the world for an hour or two. Okay, maybe not two hours.

But what about the windows? You’ll need something that’ll keep out the prying eyes of passersby without making you feel too boxed in. Well, we have the perfect solution.

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DIY Projects Every Homeowner Can Do

The Shutter Store 11/1/2023 12:00:00 PM

Are you a dab hand at DIY? Oh, you’re not. Well, don’t worry, because there are plenty of DIY projects for the home that require little to no effort. You don’t need a garage full of tools, you don’t need to hire a professional, and, most importantly, you don’t need to break the bank to improve your home. So, with that in mind, let’s talk about a few of our favorite easy DIY projects for the home that you can do today.

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Tips to Incorporate Mid-Century Modern Décor

The Shutter Store 10/15/2023 12:00:00 PM

Are you drawn to sleek lines and retro vibes? While mid-century modern (MCM for short) design may have had its day in the sun, it’s still an enduringly popular style. And while it may not be as widespread as its heyday, the good news is that you can easily infuse your space with some mid-century magnificence without breaking the bank.

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A Guide to Choosing Window Treatments for Cottages

The Shutter Store 10/10/2023 10:00:00 AM

Are you lucky enough to have a charming cottage in the countryside? Or perhaps you have a cozy little holiday home you rent out during the year. If so, you’ll know that the unique character of your charming little dwelling deserves the finest fixtures. So, with that in mind, we’ve created this quick blog to guide you to the best cottage window treatments.

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Why Plantation Shutters Are Perfect for Apartments

The Shutter Store 9/28/2023 1:00:00 PM

If you’re one of the millions of American apartment dwellers, you’ll know that it’s important to make the most out of your living space, especially if your abode is a little on the smaller side. And while we can’t help you decorate your entire place, we can get your windows looking like they’re straight out of an interior design magazine. So, let’s get into it.

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How To Improve Your Home’s Privacy

The Shutter Store 9/14/2023 1:00:00 PM

Privacy – it’s the essential ingredient to make a space truly your own. With that in mind, we’ve decided to create this quick guide – really quick, we promise – to help you improve home privacy without breaking the bank. Our secret weapon? We’ll give you a hint. Actually, we’ll let you figure it out. Now where were we? Oh yes, front-of-house privacy ideas. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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How to Dress Windows on Modern Homes

The Shutter Store 8/24/2023 12:00:00 PM

Contemporary, Minimalist, Mid-Century, Industrial. The list of modern styles found the length and breadth of the country goes on. Whatever your style, it’s vital to find the perfect balance between style and function for your modern home window treatments. In this quick guide, we’ll discuss some of your options and, spoiler alert, tell you why DIY shutters come out as winners every time.

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Farmhouse Style Shutter Inspiration

The Shutter Store 8/10/2023 12:00:00 PM

If you’re lucky enough to have a farmhouse style home, well, frankly we’re a little jealous. On the other hand, if you’ve found yourself swooning over the rustic charm of farmhouse-style interiors and thinking, “I’d love me some of that”, you’re not alone.

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Traditional Plantation Shutter Inspiration

The Shutter Store 7/24/2023 12:00:00 PM

Whether you live in a suburban period property or a chic 21st-century apartment, a set of traditional plantation shutters never looks out of place. After all, they’re a classic for a reason. But don’t worry if you’re no shutter expert because we’re here to give you our two cents. So, if you’ve got a couple of minutes, keep reading to learn what makes a traditional shutter design and how you can achieve the look in your home.

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Rustic Interior shutters

The Shutter Store 7/10/2023 5:00:00 PM

It’s hard to imagine a cozier style than rustic décor. With its earthy tones and homespun charm, it’s one of our favorites. But can you achieve the look with shutters? In short, yes. In, um, slightly longer…yes, definitely! Shutters are the perfect piece to complement your rustic space. But before we get to that, you might be wondering…

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Window Treatments for Coastal Homes

The Shutter Store 6/13/2023 12:00:00 PM

If you’re lucky enough to own a beachside or coastal home, you’ll know that choosing the right window dressings is essential. It might not surprise you to hear us say the most versatile and durable window treatment for coastal homes are made-to-measure shutters. Well, we are The Shutter Store, but we’re honestly not biased. Shutters offer heaps of functionality, and they’re also the ideal fixture to complement the coastal aesthetic. In this quick guide, we’ll talk about what makes beach house shutters so special, and how transforming your coastal abode needn’t be a wipeout.

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How to Pair Plantation Shutters and Drapes Together

The Shutter Store 5/12/2023 12:00:00 PM

Do you have a set of drapes that still have a few years left in them? Or perhaps you’ve got a new set, love them, but think they just need a little bit of extra oomph. Don’t worry. We get it, and we’d never ask you to get rid of your beloved drapes. Luckily, there’s nothing stopping you from pairing plantation shutters and drapes together. In fact, you might be surprised at just how good they look, adding flair and style to even the most woeful of windows.

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Keep It Classy with Cream Plantation Shutters

The Shutter Store 4/28/2023 12:00:00 PM

Are you looking for a shutter color that’s at once timeless, elegant, and sure to never go out of style? Well, cream window shutters may just be what the décor doctor has ordered. There’s a reason why cream is one of our biggest selling colors: It’s is a classic color that’s never really gone out of fashion. Why? It’s subtle yet impactful, distinctive yet timeless, so whether your interior style is modern, traditional, or otherwise, cream plantation shutters will add some extra wow to any room.

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Sage Green Shutter Ideas

The Shutter Store 4/14/2023 12:00:00 PM

Sage is a color that evokes a sense of calmness and tranquility. It’s a soft and muted green that can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space. Luckily, with our custom color match service, you can have your very own sage green shutters. If you’re considering adding some earthiness to your home, not only are you bringing some extra panache to your room, but you’re also making a timeless décor decision that’s sure to blend seamlessly with any interior style. You want examples? Sure thing.

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Brighten Your Home with Colored Shutters

The Shutter Store 3/29/2023 12:00:00 PM

Are you tired of looking at the same bland windows every day? Is your drab and dreary room leaving you a little bit listless? Well, it sounds like to you need to add some vim and vigor to make your space more vivacious. There’s no better way of ushering in some energy than with some extra color or, more specifically, some colored shutters.  Colored shutters will add a vibrant touch to any room, and with our color matching service you’ll be sure to find a hue for you. And while we’d like to cover every single color under the sun, that might be a little impractical. So, instead, let’s touch upon a few of the most popular choices.

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Modern Black Window Shutters

The Shutter Store 3/14/2023 12:00:00 PM

Black Shutters? Really? Well, yes! Black window shutters are a stylish and modern way to add a touch of class to any home. While traditional white shutters continue to be the most popular choice for homeowners, black shutters are starting to emerge as the dark horse of the industry (pun definitely intended). So, if you have a couple of minutes, we’d love to tell you a little bit more about our new favorite style.

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Our Most Popular Grey Shutters

The Shutter Store 2/28/2023 12:00:00 PM

Whenever you’re asked to paint a picture of some plantation shutters in your mind, we’d hazard a guess and say those imaginary shutters are white. And why not? After all, white shutters are hands down the most popular color, blending in seamlessly with all types of décor and working with virtually any color scheme. But what about grey shutters?

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Do Plantation Shutters Add Value to Your Home?

The Shutter Store 2/14/2023 12:00:00 PM

In the last few decades, plantation shutters have become increasingly popular in the US (and beyond), and it’s a trend that shows no signs of slowing. Besides their obvious aesthetic qualities, light management, versatility, and insulating properties, there’s another reason many homeowners are turning to our favorite window dressing. The right set (or two) of plantation shutters will increase the asking price of your home. How? Well, we’re about to get into it.

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Professionally Installed Shutters vs. DIY Shutters

Yasmeen 1/9/2023 10:17:29 AM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters

If you are thinking of custom-fit plantation shutters for your home, you may think you need to hire a professional measure and install service to get the right look and fit. However, DIY shutters can save you money by cutting out the middleman.

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Is it Important to Choose Energy Efficient Window Treatments?

Yasmeen Diab 12/19/2022 9:47:02 AM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters

We can all agree that saving money wherever possible is more important than ever. In the peak of harsh winter (and summer) temperatures, energy costs can make a big dent in our pocketbooks. Saving money on energy is possible by insulating your home. 

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DIY Projects to Reduce Your Energy Bills

Yasmeen Diab 12/19/2022 9:14:32 AM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters

While temperatures are dropping, energy rates are rising. Though you may not be able to control the weather outside, there are some things you can do inside your home to insulate against the harsh outside temperatures and reduce your energy bills. 

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Can you install plantation shutters to casement windows?

Though it might appear more challenging because of the hardware on a casement window, it is actually quite simple to successfully install plantation shutters on casement windows. All styles (café, full height or tier on tier) and all materials have options that can be custom tailored to fit your casement windows.  


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Georgian Sash Window Shutter Ideas

Georgian sash windows are a traditional and historic style. If you have these in your home, you likely want to retain the historic appearance, while getting the benefits of modern window treatments. Plantation shutters provide privacy, noise reduction and insulation and can be customized to fit the traditional style of your windows. 

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How to Make Small Rooms Look Bigger (On a Budget!)

Limited space does not mean you need to have limited interior design options! There are several ways to maximize your small space and trick the eye to make the room look even larger, while still adding your personal style touches. Here are some interior design hacks to inspire your smaller rooms’ décor. 

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How much do plantation shutters cost?

Yasmeen 8/12/2022 9:40:36 AM Benefits of Shutters

DIY Shutters are the most affordable shutter option, saving over 40% compared to installer providers. Find out how much our plantation shutters cost.

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Why Have Bespoke Shutters Custom Made for Your Home?

Custom-made shutters are tailored to fit your window like a glove, as opposed to off-the-shelf window treatments. Curtains, blinds, shades, or pre-made shutters simply don’t cut it.  

Custom shutters install quickly, easily, are bespoke to match your home’s aesthetic and add value to your home. They are made to work with windows of unique shapes, sizes, with or without trim, with deep casings or limited recess depth – from Vivid White to Matte Black and everywhere in between!  

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DIY Hacks to Keep Your Home Cool in the Summer

Yasmeen 6/20/2022 9:39:26 AM Benefits of Shutters, Seasonal

Trying to keep your energy bills down this summer without compromising on comfort? Keeping your home properly insulated means the temperature in your home won’t rise as much, therefore reducing the need for air conditioning to run as frequently. Plantation shutters can insulate your home while also adding property value & style for a win-win this summer!  

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The Best Soundproof Window Coverings

Aside from providing privacy, elegant style, blocking harsh sun, and insulating the home, did you know plantation shutters also reduce noise? When it comes to noise blocking window treatments, shutters beat blinds, curtains or shades, hands-down! Thicker, more durable, and easier to maintain, plantation shutters are an affordable and multi-functional solution to reduce outside noise levels.  

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Are Shutters Light Filtering?

The Shutter Store 5/11/2022 10:25:26 AM

Shutters give you more flexibility over controlling light than any other window treatment! You can swing the shutter panels fully or partially open like doors, choose single-hinged or bi-folding panels, as well as partly or fully opening / closing the slats. Add in the options of full height, café style, or tier-on-tier style shutters, and optional mid-rails – and you will see how truly flexible shutters are in allowing maximum sunlight into the room or providing maximum privacy and light-blockage.

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Covering Sash and Casement Windows

Yasmeen 4/28/2022 11:22:36 AM Ask Yasmeen, Shutter Styles

Shutters are a popular window treatment dating back many years but remain a current and coveted trend in home décor and window covering. Our custom shutters have so many versatile options you can choose from to ensure they are a perfect fit for anything from your old windows to new windows, Victorian or Colonial style windows, high ceiling windows, dormer windows and more.

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DIY Tier on Tier Shutters: The Low Down

Yasmeen 4/8/2022 10:14:36 AM Shutter Styles

Growing in popularity, Tier on Tier shutters combine the features and benefits of Full Height and Café Style shutters. How will you know if Tier on Tier shutters are right for your window? We hope these pros and cons will shed some light on the matter.

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Shutter Rails Explained

The Shutter Store 3/21/2022 11:36:00 AM Ask Yasmeen, Buying and Fitting Shutters

Our last blog post explored in detail the vertical rails on a shutter panel, called stiles. Now, let’s take a look at the solid top and bottom rails, and the optional mid-rail. What are the specs on these, how do they reinforce structural integrity, and why is it important when designing your shutters?  

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What Are Stiles on a Shutter?

Yasmeen 2/15/2022 9:46:37 AM Ask Yasmeen

A shutter panel swings opened and closed on a hinge, like a door, and has moving slats that open and close to control the light when the panels are closed. Holding everything in place on your shutter panel are the stiles. Stiles are the left and right vertical rails that hold the slats in place and connect to the solid top and bottom rails to comprise your shutter panel. Let’s look more at why this is important and what this means for the design and operation of your shutters.  

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Why Shutters are a Great Style Choice for 2022

The Shutter Store 1/10/2022 9:51:20 AM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

An overview of 2022 styles and modern shutter ideas. Looking at eco-friendly options and natural design, here's some inspiration for shutters that will get you excited to revamp your window treatments!

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Happy Holidays from The Shutter Store

The Shutter Store 12/24/2021 9:00:16 AM Seasonal

Happy Holidays from The Shutter Store Team, read more for opening hours over Christmas and general useful information.

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Tips for Refreshing Your Shutters

Yasmeen 12/20/2021 2:18:25 PM Inspiration

The right window treatments can really brighten up a room! Yellowing or fading blinds or curtains can make a room feel dreary. Hollow vinyl or composite wood shutters may not hold up to the test of time, they're prone to warping, color fading and generally losing their shine. Maybe it’s time to revamp your window treatments to bring your room back to life.

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Family Friendly Plantation Shutters

The Shutter Store 11/5/2021 10:46:47 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design, Shutter Styles

Plantation shutters suit all rooms in the home from kitchen to family room to children’s bedrooms. They are child-safe, offer unparalleled privacy, are pet-friendly and super affordable! Shutters also add value to your home and are a sound investment that will last you for years to come.

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Full Height Shutters with Mid Rail

The Shutter Store 10/22/2021 8:26:25 AM Shutter Styles

Adding a mid-rail to your full height shutters can give you some of the same design benefits of café style or tier on tier style shutters. At the same time, you keep the structural benefits and ease of installation of our full height shutters. We try not to play favorites, but you can’t blame us for favoring this popular & functional style!

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Plantation Shutters and Window Sills

Yasmeen 10/8/2021 11:09:30 AM Ask Yasmeen, Buying and Fitting Shutters, Shutter Styles

For windows with a protruding sill or ledge at the bottom, we often get asked how to take this into consideration when ordering custom plantation shutters. Sills do not restrict your ability to install a shutter or even to have a full 4-sided frame around your shutter unit (or 3 sides for café style shutters which leave the top open).

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Plantation Shutters in Spanish Style Homes

The Shutter Store 9/24/2021 2:17:02 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Spanish style homes are popular, especially in southern regions, for their rich classic style and design elements. What better window treatment than custom plantation shutters to dress the windows in your Spanish style home? With our shutters, you have the ability to specify everything from material to color to panel configuration, and with custom sizes and shapes to fit every window.

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Can Shutters be Installed in UPVC Windows?

The Shutter Store 9/10/2021 11:07:11 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Installing plantation shutters is as simple and straightforward as can be! With no previous DIY experience, you can still follow our simple measuring and installation guides to mount your own window shutters with ease. A common question / concern is if shutters can be installed in UPCV windows, and the answer is yes! It is the same easy process as installing into wooden framed windows.

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Shutters Shipping Update - Port Delays

The Shutter Store 8/26/2021 8:37:11 AM Seasonal

Plantation shutters are an amazing investment in upgrading your home. Providing beauty, along with superior privacy and light blockage, shutters are a coveted window treatment. We know that aside from value, style, and function, another important factor in your home projects is timing.

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Blinds or shutters in the bathroom?

Yasmeen 8/13/2021 2:03:35 PM Ask Yasmeen, Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

When it comes to fitting your bathroom windows with the best window covering, shutters check all the boxes whether it be affordability, quality, style, or practicality. At 40% less than MSRP for our DIY shutters, and with stunning style and elegance why not choose shutters? If you need more convincing, here we highlight two major benefits specifically for bathroom windows that give shutters a clear edge – their flexible privacy options along with their ease of cleaning.

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Can you use Valances with Plantation Shutters?

The Shutter Store 8/2/2021 2:18:45 PM Benefits of Shutters

Window valances are a popular window dressing. Where curtains would cover the entirety of the window, valances are a more permanent fixture covering the top of your window only and do not move. They are however a super flexible window treatment that can be paired alongside many different options from curtains, blinds, and you guessed it – our plantation shutters!

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Busting Common Shutter Myths

Yasmeen 7/16/2021 9:02:28 AM Benefits of Shutters

There’s just no arguing that plantation shutters are beautiful and long-lasting bringing both aesthetic as well as value to your home. But many people ask if they are truly for everyone? Of course, we say a big yes! But hear us out – there are a few myths surrounding shutters that could make them seem unattainable, but they are in fact just that – myths.

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New Homes – New Window Treatments

The Shutter Store 7/2/2021 10:09:45 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Inspiration

Sometimes you just need a fresh new start and for some that means moving on to a brand-new home.  For those of you out there who might be on this path your head will be spinning with home décor plans! And what better way to kick off that home shopping list than with a set of shiny new plantation shutters….

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Reduce Hayfever in Your Home with Shutters

The Shutter Store 6/18/2021 1:42:00 PM Benefits of Shutters

How can plantation shutters help reduce the allergies harbored in your house household we hear you ask. In our latest post we discuss another incredible benefit of having shutters in your home.

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How to Fix Shutter Slats

Yasmeen 5/7/2021 9:04:28 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters

Maintenance and repairs are very minimal when you opt for The Shutter Store’s 100% solid material shutters. But as life happens, your window shutters can encounter a tricky delivery transit, excitable pets, which can lead to them requiring some repairs. Luckily, plantation shutter slats are held in place with pins which can easily be replaced to reattach dislodged or damaged slats.

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Farmhouse Style Shutters

Yasmeen 4/23/2021 9:35:36 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Farmhouse style décor has been gaining in popularity over the years, the trend shows no sign of fading out with current interior design trends. Farmhouse style homes combine wooden and white tones, creating a rustic but modern style. So what better window treatment to fit your farmhouse style décor than our fabulous white or wooden plantation shutters?

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Will plantation shutters add value to my home?

Yasmeen 4/14/2021 10:44:51 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Do shutters add value to a home? A very good question, beautiful, custom-made plantation shutters add elegance, smartness and plenty of functionality to your home, qualities that you can't put a price on. Amongst these valuable benefits, there's also financial benefits as well, insulation, energy efficiency, plus increased property value. See how a set of plantation shutters can add value to your home.

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What are Louvered Shutters?

Yasmeen 4/9/2021 11:24:45 AM Shutter Styles

Louvers refers to the individual slats that open and close giving you control over privacy and light-entry, louvres are also sometimes referred to as just slats. While some plantation shutters are fully solid panels, louvered shutters allow you to let light enter the room or look outside without having to fully opening the hinged shutter panel.

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Why Choose Solid Raised or Shaker Style Shutters?

Yasmeen 3/26/2021 9:13:24 AM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Louvered plantation shutters are excellent at light control and have moving slats which can be raised and lowered for your privacy needs or light blockage when needed. However, if you are looking for the shutters that block the most amount of light, provide the most privacy, insulation, and noise reduction, solid panel shutters may be the best option for you!

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DIY Shutters Ideal for Spring

Yasmeen 3/12/2021 10:22:56 AM

Though the weather isn't reminding us of Spring just yet, Spring is right around the corner! Plantation shutters are an ideal home upgrade for the season. With great insulating properties as well as the ability to block out the harsh sun, they offer both stylish and practical benefits for your home during the spring season.

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Plantation Shutters in Craftsman Style Home

Yasmeen 2/26/2021 10:01:03 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Inspiration

Plantation shutters look great in a craftsman style home. They are in fact, an ideal window treatment matching the craftsman style, as well as a practical solution for potentially more difficult-to-fit windows. With a variety of shutter styles, frame types, and slat sizes, you can easily customize your plantation shutters for your craftsman style windows!

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Plantation Shutters or Blinds? - The Low Down

Yasmeen 2/19/2021 11:27:31 AM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

We bring you another battle of the popular window coverings, plantation shutters vs blinds. We outline all the reasons that make interior shutters the clear winner. Not only are they aesthetically more appealing, there are plenty of practical benefits that blinds cannot compete with.

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Are Sliding Plantation Shutters Easy to DIY?

Yasmeen 2/12/2021 3:37:11 PM

How easy are sliding shutters to DIY? Sliding plantation shutters do sound like an appealing option to go over a sliding patio door, for example, however they are the most challenging when it comes to installation.

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Are Plantation Shutters Still in Style?

Yasmeen 2/5/2021 9:22:32 AM Home Decor and Design

No matter what style your home is decorated in, your shutters can be designed to match. From colonial, farmhouse style, to modern / contemporary, plantation shutters are suitable for a range of styles - but does this mean they are still in style?

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Can you still open windows with plantation shutters?

Yasmeen 1/22/2021 10:31:06 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters

A common question and concern is how windows work when you install shutters. If your windows slide up, down, or slide left to right, plantation shutters will not get stop this function.
For windows that crank out or tilt in for cleaning, you can still open and operate your windows with ease, but it will be important to select the correct shutter mount to avoid blocking these functions.

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What Makes Shaker Style Shutters?

Yasmeen 1/15/2021 9:59:24 AM Shutter Styles

Solid interior shutters are made of solid wooden panels, blocking light, providing insulation, and reducing any external noise! The solid panel shutters on our website feature solid raised panels, with a raised insert and beveled edges creating both dimension and design to the solid panels. By special order, we can also provide shaker style interior shutters! These are a simpler design with clean lines and a flat insert, not raised. The difference is only in the aesthetic preference.

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How Do Plantation Shutters Open and Close?

Yasmeen 1/8/2021 9:53:18 AM Benefits of Shutters

Plantation shutters offer the most flexibility out of any window treatment when it comes to privacy and light control. You can rotate the slats open and closed, or create separate sections of moving slats by using the mid-rails. Also you can choose how many shutter panels you have in each window opening, and how those panels open!

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Choosing Plantation Shutters for Large Windows

Yasmeen 12/31/2020 11:18:01 AM Ask Yasmeen, Buying and Fitting Shutters, Inspiration

There are a few simple, smart choices you can make when choosing plantation shutters for large windows. Don't let the large size intimidate you! If you are covering a large window with plantation shutters, have a read through our tips to consider.

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Happy Holidays!

Yasmeen 12/21/2020 9:28:55 AM Seasonal

Happy Holidays from The Shutter Store family to yours!

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Plantation Shutters or Curtains?

Yasmeen 12/11/2020 9:25:43 AM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters

A very commonly asked question when it comes to the battle of window coverings is "should I get shutters or curtains?”. Both offer a variety of color and style options to match your original home décor, only one offers the greatest practical benefits far beyond that, and that is plantation shutters!

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Will My Interior Shutters Fade?

Yasmeen 12/4/2020 9:23:40 AM Benefits of Shutters

Plantation shutters are the best window treatment for protecting your home from the harsh outdoor elements. They can insulate against the extreme heat or cold, keeping the room temperature stable whilst also saving you money on any heating and cooling energy.

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Finding Shutters for Various Bay Window Styles

Yasmeen 11/27/2020 9:09:49 AM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Bay windows come in all shapes and sizes, and luckily, so do our custom made plantation shutters! Our easy-to-follow measuring guides are here to aid you in choosing the best frame type, and to help you in taking accurate measurements for your bay windows.

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Choosing Shutters

Yasmeen 11/20/2020 9:32:20 AM Benefits of Shutters

When you are choosing your plantation shutters, the combinations of style and design are endless, so you easily customize the best option to fit your windows. Most style options are down to your personal preference, so there is no right or wrong decision, but there are ways to ensure your order reflects the style you have envisioned.

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How long do vinyl shutters last

Yasmeen 11/13/2020 4:07:47 PM Ask Yasmeen, Benefits of Shutters

Plantation shutters are hands down the longest lasting window treatment out there. They will outlast any curtains, blinds or shades, not to mention they will offer privacy, style and increasing property value.

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Interior vs. Exterior Shutters

Yasmeen 11/6/2020 10:08:19 AM Benefits of Shutters

We specialize in interior plantation shutters here at The Shutter Store. They offer style that can be seen from outside the home, but also come with benefits such as insulation, privacy, and control over how much light enters the room. Where as exterior plantation shutters are typically more popular for just decorative purposes.

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Plantation Shutters on Beach Houses

Yasmeen 10/30/2020 9:52:45 AM Benefits of Shutters

Plantation shutters are a very popular choice for many of our customers second homes, seasonal, or vacation properties. But what is it that makes our plantation shutters the most desirable window treatment for your vacation home or beach house?

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Frameless plantation shutters - All you need to know

Yasmeen 10/23/2020 9:50:50 AM Ask Yasmeen

DIY plantation shutters are an easy installation, especially when using one of our provided frames to mount the shutter panels on to. Simply mount the frame to your window and drop in the hinge pin to connect the  already installed hinges from the shutter panels to the frame. There are some cases where you may not want or be able to use a frame. In these instances, we are happy to offer a frameless “panels only” option.

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How Long Does It Take to Install Shutters?

Yasmeen 10/16/2020 2:49:52 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters

When you install your own shutters, in comparison to using a full-service measure and install company, you save a significant amount of money! With custom fit shutters, made to the exact sizes you need for your windows, our shutters install quickly with no hassle, and no previous DIY or installation experience required!

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Installing Shutters on Patio Doors

Yasmeen 10/9/2020 10:27:33 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Home Decor and Design

With our easy to follow measuring and installing guides, installing DIY shutters on your patio doors is just as straightforward as installing any window shutter. Here we talk you through a few things to keep in mind when designing custom patio door shutters.

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How to Fix Wooden Plantation Shutters

Yasmeen 10/2/2020 10:16:55 AM Ask Yasmeen

One of the many benefits of our wooden plantation shutters is just how easy the installation process is, as wood is easily sanded to adjust for any size or shaped windows. Wood as a material is also very easy to repair, more so than waterproof vinyl shutters.

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What is the best type of wood for wooden shutters?

Yasmeen 9/25/2020 9:30:00 AM Shutter Styles

Wood is a great choice in material for your shutters, it's easy to work with, and easy to adjust during the installation process. They are UV protected and sealed so that they can withstand high heat or direct sunlight, so there is no need to worry about The Shutter Store’s wooden plantation shutters suffering damage in the sun!

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Can I Paint Vinyl Shutters?

Yasmeen 9/18/2020 9:43:19 AM Home Decor and Design

A common question that we get asked is if plantation shutters can be painted. Maybe you have a different color in mind something brighter or bolder, and do not see it in our color selection. Or perhaps you want to switch up the color down the road if you redecorate. So, can you paint vinyl shutters? 

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When DIY’ing Shutters

Yasmeen 9/11/2020 1:38:20 PM Ask Yasmeen

Here at The Shutter Store we strive to make the DIY journey as smooth as possible. From start to finish our order review and confirmation process are designed to double check your shutter order, ensuring they'll be a good fit for your windows. Our customers full participation is required for a successful shutter journey. By following our measuring guides and asking questions whenever in doubt, we promise your shutters will be a beautiful fit. We've put together some tips to help avoid some common DIY mistakes.

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When to order your shutters -Updated 2020

Yasmeen 9/8/2020 11:56:29 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters

One of the most common questions regarding DIY shutters is how long it will take to receive them. We know time is of the essence with your home projects, and it’s important to know upfront what kind of timeline to expect.

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Plantation Shutters for small windows

Yasmeen 9/4/2020 10:17:44 AM Ask Yasmeen

When dressing the smaller windows in your home with indoor shutters, to maximize the visibility from your windows as well as the aesthetic design, you can make a few design choices in proportion to your small window.

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Kids Bedroom Shutters – What to Consider

Yasmeen 8/21/2020 9:30:16 AM Benefits of Shutters

An ideal window treatment for your child’s bedroom is definitely plantation shutters. Both kid friendly and able to block out morning sun, window shutters let the little one sleep through the night but let the sun shine during play time. Plantation shutters are a practical, durable, child safe window treatment.

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What type of frame should I choose for my shutters?

Yasmeen 8/14/2020 9:40:02 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters

Using a frame to mount your shutters is easier for the overall installation, and will keep your shutter panels aligned and supported for a long time to come.
With a lot of choice for your frames in both size and style, there is definitely an option for you out there. Take a look at some point to consider when choosing plantation shutter frame types.

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Installing Shutters on Various Materials

Yasmeen 8/10/2020 3:50:48 PM Ask Yasmeen, Buying and Fitting Shutters

Our plantation shutters are custom-made, and the beauty with these is that there's no such thing as a standard window or standard installation. We've had customers who have used plantation shutters to cover room dividers, closet doors, kitchen cabinets and more. When you're installing a set of shutters, the material that you're installing on is also important to consider. Are you installing shutters on brick or concrete, or anything that's not just a wood-cased drywall? 

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Can I get blackout shutters?

Yasmeen 7/31/2020 10:54:16 AM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

Room darkening is often on a lot of people's priority lists when searching for a window treatment, particularly when it comes to bedrooms. Interior plantation shutters are the best window treatment for darkening a room, and although our shutters are not certified as total blackout shutters, they will block out most of the lighter compared to other window treatments. Take it from our happy, repeat customers...

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Plantation Shutters: Central Tilt Rod vs. Hidden Tilt Rod

Yasmeen 7/16/2020 10:12:12 AM Ask Yasmeen, Inspiration

Plantation shutters feature slats, you might refer to them as louvers, and they rotate open and closed, controlling the level of privacy and sunlight in the room. We talk you through how tilt rods work, they connect the slats to one another so that multiple slats move up and down all at the same time. There are options to consider, and with these options comes the pros and cons.

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What is the ordering process for shutters?

Yasmeen 7/10/2020 3:00:34 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters

Hurray, you have decided that you are going to choose a set of plantation shutters for your window treatments. What comes next? Don't worry, the next steps are simple and hassle-free, we take you through the ordering process for your beautiful set of shutters.

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UPDATED: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Shutter Store 7/7/2020 2:39:31 PM

Together, as a nation, we are going through unprecedented times. Despite everything, please know we are open and here for you, to provide you with the type of customer service we are known for. We are in this together.
Here are some frequently asked questions for your peace of mind:

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Plantation Shutters for Special Shaped Windows

Yasmeen 7/3/2020 2:17:25 PM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

Proud of your windows that are an unusual shape? And so you should be. When it comes to finding a window treatment for them it can be difficult, you don't want to cover their unique shape. Look no further, our custom plantation shutters are made to fit even the most uniquely shaped windows.

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Looking at Inside Mounts for Shutters

Yasmeen 6/18/2020 10:48:36 AM Ask Yasmeen, Buying and Fitting Shutters

When you're planning on getting DIY shutters for your windows, an important thing to consider is the choice of mount - installing plantation shutters can be done as either an inside or outside mount. Inside mounts fit inside the recessed depth of your window opening, it's a popular choice as the shutters will sit snug to the wall. Our inhouse shutter expert, Yasmeen takes you through some key elements when you're looking at inside mounts for shutters.

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Interior shutters, a budget-friendly window treatment?

Plantation shutters are the ideal window treatment when you're trying to tick the boxes; function, style and low maintenance. Interior shutters have a rep for not being "within budget", well, not with The Shutter Store. No scraping on quality either - our beautiful DIY shutters are an affordable window treatment for any home. Take a look at some of our top tips for finding beautiful plantation shutters on a budget.

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Are Shutters Good for Insulation?

Yasmeen 6/5/2020 2:14:48 PM Benefits of Shutters

Insulation properties are a key element to consider when you're looking at fitting a new treatment to your windows. Particularly as we're heading into the hot summer months, you realise exactly how important a window covering that insulate your home is. Are plantation shutters good for insulation? The answer is a big fat YES, in fact have a read about why plantation shutters are the most insulating window treatment...

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Combining Plantation Shutters with Curtains

Yasmeen 5/29/2020 11:22:58 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Tempted by the idea of plantation shutters for your home, but you're attached to your favorite curtains? Can you combine the two? You absolutely can combine plantation shutters with curtains. We delve into the home décor hacks that will offer you the best of both window dressing worlds - nothing gets left behind.

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Brighten Up Your House with a Set of Shutters

Yasmeen 5/14/2020 2:03:38 PM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

A set of beautiful plantation shutters will made a fabulous addition to any room, plus, they can really do wonders for brightening up your house. If you're looking for a window treatment that is going to brighten up a particularly dull room, a set of interior shutters will do an amazing job. We explore what shutter elements you should consider.

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Short on time, are DIY shutters for me?

Yasmeen 5/7/2020 2:57:53 PM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

Of course DIY shutters are a cost effective choice of window treatment. Elegant, practical, cost-effective, what more could you ask for? Time is precious, and with our expert guidance, doing it yourself is easier and less time-consuming than you think.

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Living Room Shutters – What to Consider

Fitting interior shutters to your living room windows will result in privacy protection, insulation benefits, and they'll look beautifully elegant too. When you're choosing shutters for your lounge windows, there are some factors you'll want to consider to make sure you're choosing the most inviting and functional. 

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What slat size do most people order for shutters?

Yasmeen 4/28/2020 10:10:08 AM Ask Yasmeen

You may be familiar with the terms, slats and louvers, probably the most commonly used words when it comes to plantation shutters. Whether you've heard the words before or not, it's essential to know how size choices can make all the difference. Yasmeen tells us about the best selling slat sizes and also about the louver sizes that are no longer a thing.

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What are Do It Yourself shutters?

When it comes to DIY projects around the home, our range of custom plantation shutters will inspire you. Our competitive prices and simple DIY guides are an ideal combination when it comes to exploring your DIY shutter ideas.   

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Why shutters are a hygienic window treatment

Yasmeen 4/3/2020 2:13:13 PM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

When you're looking for a window treatment, often one major feature to look for is the ease of cleaning. Let's take a look at how plantation shutters are an easy to clean option, saving you time and money, and how a set of shutters compares to other treatments.

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What happens with my window measurements?

Yasmeen 3/27/2020 11:43:39 AM Ask Yasmeen

What happens with the window measurements, a question we get asked regularly. Ask Yasmeen answers your frequently asked questions about plantation shutters.

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How to choose the height for café style shutters?

Yasmeen 3/20/2020 11:47:17 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Shutter Styles

Café style shutters, or otherwise known as half shutters cover only the lower portion of a window opening. They're an ideal option of plantation shutter, promising privacy and beauty whilst still allowing plenty of natural light to enter the room. But how do you choose the height for your cafe style shutters? Here are some common factors to conisder.

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Finding the perfect shutters - what to look for

Yasmeen 3/13/2020 3:06:47 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Inspiration

There's no denying it, plantation shutters are smart and stylish, but you may be unsure of where to start when you're considering what to buy. We have some key factors for you to consider when customizing your ideal set of shutters, helping you narrow down your options.

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Can plantation shutters be repainted or stained?

Yasmeen 3/6/2020 2:04:36 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

We know how important it is to find the right shade for your set of plantation shutters. The perfect color can tie a room together, whether you'd prefer to match with your existing style or even add a contrasting feature color. 

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Why Choose Plantation Shutters

With a variety of window treatments to choose from, you may find yourself asking, why should I choose shutters? Based on our years of experience, plus our customer's feedback, here are the top reasons to choose plantation shutters for your home.

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Bi-folding Panels vs. Single Hinge Panels

Yasmeen 2/21/2020 1:52:00 PM Ask Yasmeen

Should you go for bi-folding panels or single hinge panels? Considering this is a core element in the design process of your shutters, it's worth understanding what each option is plus what their benefits are. Yasmeen answers one of our most popular questions, and takes you through what to consider.

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Bathroom shutters - what to consider

Yasmeen 2/14/2020 3:02:30 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Finding the perfect set of bathroom shutters is made easier when they're custom made. With so many styles, colors and materials, we help you narrow down some key elements to consider. 

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Home décor projects you can do with shutters

Yasmeen 2/7/2020 2:08:27 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Of course, shutters are designed for windows normally. We've been inspired by some of our customer home decor projects where they've taken a set of The Shutter Store shutters and used them for various special projects. Take a look at some of our favourite shutter décor ideas

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Reasons why shutters are a smart investment

Yasmeen 1/31/2020 2:00:48 PM Inspiration

By opting for DIY, you can save a whopping 40% or more on plantation shutters. Let's explore the value DIY shutters can add to your home, and why they are a smart investment.

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How Can T-Posts Help with Window Shutters?

Yasmeen 1/24/2020 3:23:02 PM Ask Yasmeen

Yasmeen answers another one of our most frequently asked question: how can t-posts help with large window shutters? Read our helpful and simple guide on what a difference t-posts can make when it comes to large window shutters.

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Inside or outside mount on plantation shutters

Yasmeen 1/17/2020 1:55:07 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters

Choosing the right mount for shutters is a key step on your shutter journey. Yasmeen takes us through the pros and cons of both. Have a read of our helpful guide on which mount is right for what you're looking for.

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Bedroom shutters – what to consider

Yasmeen 1/10/2020 1:41:40 PM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Plantation shutters offer plenty of benefits to any room in your home. Let's explore the features and benefits that support why plantation shutters are an ideal window covering for the windows in your bedroom. 

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How to treat windows with bullnose corners

Yasmeen 12/31/2019 11:10:15 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters

We want to make sure DIY plantation shutters are simple to measure and install. Even if your windows have bullnose corners, we've compiled some points to consider when you're measuring and choosing your shutter frame.

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Happy Holidays

Yasmeen 12/24/2019 9:42:21 AM Seasonal

Happy Holidays everyone!

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Why are frames important? Do I need one?

Yasmeen 12/20/2019 2:11:38 PM Ask Yasmeen

Do you need a frame when fitting your shutters? Yasmeen answers a popular question amongst shutter-shoppers - why are shutter frames so essential.

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What makes our “shutter experts” experts?

Yasmeen 12/13/2019 4:08:07 PM Ask Yasmeen

Another popular question we get asked, is "what makes your 'shutter experts' experts?". Yasmeen takes us through what sets The Shutter Store's experts aside from the other shutter companies out there, and importantly, how we work hard at being the best choice.

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Are DIY shutters easy to maintain?

Yasmeen 12/6/2019 10:00:10 AM Benefits of Shutters

When plantation shutters are crafted from the right quality materials, they are super easy to clean, and require very little maintenance through the years.

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What does my warranty cover?

Yasmeen 11/29/2019 2:43:55 PM Ask Yasmeen

DIY home projects like interior shutters can sound daunting, but it doesn't have to be. A common fear that many customers have is what happens if something goes wrong? Our shutter specialists are here from start to finish, to guide you with maintenance and troubleshooting - you're also protected by our 36 month warranty. Yasmeen answers a frequent question our team are asked: What does my warranty cover?

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Why do I need custom made shutters when I can buy off-shelf?

Yasmeen 11/22/2019 1:34:58 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters

When it comes to interior plantation shutters, there's no shortage of providers available. Savvy customers will know that DIY shutters can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars(project size dependant), the question is do you go for pre-made shutters off the shelf or custom made shutters? We explain why we think our shutters are the best bet.

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Should I go with less panels or more?

Yasmeen 11/15/2019 1:51:12 PM Ask Yasmeen

Yasmeen answers your most frequently asked questions. One question that people often have when it comes to ordering their plantation shutters, is "should I go for less panels or more?". Read our helpful guide of what to consider when choosing your panels.

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Be courageous with color

Yasmeen 11/8/2019 4:43:01 PM Home Decor and Design

You can't go wrong with a set of white or natural wooden color shutters, but our fantastic range of custom DIY plantation shutters allow your vision to get super bold and creative.

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Benefits of an outside mount for your shutters

Yasmeen 11/1/2019 12:11:54 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters

Fitting plantation shutters with an outside mount comes with plenty of benefits. This is a handy guide to read if you're not 100% about using an outside mount shutter frame.

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What is the easiest shutter design to install?

Yasmeen 10/24/2019 10:44:26 AM Shutter Styles

DIY shutters are made simple with our guides and helpful shutter experts - both there to give you full guidance on each step. Some shutter designs are easier to install than others, and there's a variety of factors to consider.

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How do I choose a shutter slat size?

Yasmeen 10/11/2019 1:51:01 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters

Different slat sizes can make all the difference when you're deciding what plantation shutters to choose. We offer a range of slat sizes so you're able to customize the look of your shutters and make sure they fully complement your windows.

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Are The Shutter Store's shutters manufactured in the USA?

Yasmeen 10/4/2019 3:41:10 PM Ask Yasmeen

Yasmeen answers our most frequently asked questions. For friendly and honest advice, Ask Yasmeen! Today, Yasmeen answers "Are The Shutter Store's shutters manufactured in the USA?"

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50 Shades of White Shutters

Yasmeen 9/27/2019 2:32:23 PM Home Decor and Design

White shutters aren't simply a one-size fits all type of 'white'. There's a lot more variety than you may think, many colors on a color swatch could be considered "white", yet there are so many subtle differences that will stand out.

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Do plantation shutters warp?

Ask Yasmeen 9/20/2019 9:39:38 AM Ask Yasmeen, Benefits of Shutters

Shutters are a long-term investment for any home and a big concern is whether or not they will warp, expand or contract when exposed to harsh sunlight, weather conditions, and/or moisture. Here’s everything you need to know for your peace of mind on why our shutters don’t warp!

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Tier on Tier Shutters vs. Full Height with Divider Rail

Yasmeen 9/13/2019 2:38:26 PM Shutter Styles

There are big advantages that shutters offer over blinds and curtains. Insulation and light control being just a couple of them. We explore tier on tier shutters and full height shutters with a divider rail, which are two of our most popular styles - find out why you might choose one over the other.

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Why shutters are a cost-effective way of bringing a high-end look to your home

Yasmeen 9/6/2019 2:15:20 PM Benefits of Shutters

Plantation shutters are without a doubt a classy addition to any home. Custom-made shutters have an overall WOW factor, and that add curb appeal and all important property value. But don't panic, the luxury look doesn't need to have a luxury price tag when DIY shutters are involved!

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Installing Shutters Made Simple

Yasmeen 8/29/2019 3:24:36 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters

DIY projects can often intimidate people, and sometimes it can be a turn off, especially when you've not done it before. Just like installing shutters, a common question we're often asked "is it really that easy to install your own shutters?". We answer with a firm "yes" because our process is so simple and we have created clear easy-to-understand instructions, laid out in a step by step type of process. Here are some of the most common installations questions for DIY shutters.

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Too much choice? Shutter materials explained

Yasmeen 8/22/2019 11:40:36 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters

Have you often asked yourself, what material should I choose for my shutters? Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming when you're faced with all the options. To make the decision easier for you, we've gathered some factors to consider when choosing your shutter material. 

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Are shutters easy to DIY? Here’s the low down

Yasmeen 7/29/2019 10:21:44 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters

Whether or not you normally consider yourself a DIY person, there’s no arguing that Do-It-Yourself offers many advantages over ready-made shutters or full-service shutter companies:

  • Saving money
  • Custom-made to your exact sizes and specs
  • You’re in control of your timeline, budget, and results
  • Satisfaction and bragging rights when you’ve nailed it!
But is it really that easy to do-it-yourself when it comes to plantation shutters? With The Shutter Store, the answer is YES!

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Timescales for fabulous shutters

Yasmeen 7/23/2019 10:41:04 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters

One of the biggest perks of custom-made shutters is not having to settle for something off the shelf that needs to be modified. With The Shutter Store, the power is truly in your hands to create ready-to-fit shutters that really bring your vision to life.

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Measuring with confidence – common questions about measuring for your shutters

Yasmeen 7/15/2019 12:02:03 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters

Plantation shutters are an impressive addition to any home. They add beauty to the interior, enhance kerb appeal, increase property value and lower energy consumption in the home. Many people have plantation shutters on their wish list, but a full-service measure/install company is just too expensive! And DIY is… scary maybe? Too confusing? Not with The Shutter Store!

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The Pros vs Cons – Café Style shutters

The Shutter Store 7/4/2019 3:59:10 PM Home Decor and Design, Shutter Styles

Café Style shutters are a popular choice, available in both wood and polyvinyl. While they are a versatile design, you may be stuck as to whether this is the best style for your windows, as opposed to Full Height or Tier on Tier style. Here are some factors to consider.

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The Pros vs Cons – Full height shutters

The Shutter Store 6/14/2019 9:42:20 AM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

The first place to start when you know you'd like to fit shutters to your window, is deciding on a style. Look out for our shutter style guides to help you understand the pros and cons, and make the right decision for your home. First up, full height shutters. 

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Choosing kitchen shutters: What to consider

The Shutter Store 5/29/2019 11:17:33 AM Home Decor and Design, Shutter Styles

Kitchen shutters are the perfect touch to any kitchen remodel. With custom style options to fit any style of décor, from cottage style to modern, wooden plantation shutters offer privacy, light control, and elegance.

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Which shutters will compliment the era of my house?

The Shutter Store 5/27/2019 10:47:16 AM

Plantation shutters have a lot of amazing customizable features – but how do you know which will suit which type of real estate? Your questions, answered!

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10 budget farmhouse home decor ideas you've got to try!

The Shutter Store 5/6/2019 9:13:43 AM Home Decor and Design

We love the emerging trend of farmhouse style decor. It doesn't have to be expensive to get the look, as we prove in this post. Here are our favorite ways to decorate your own farmhouse style home on a budget.

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5 ways our team work in an eco-friendly way

Yasmeen, The Shutter Store 4/17/2019 9:30:48 AM Benefits of Shutters

As Earth Day approaches we at The Shutter Store are reflecting on our steps taken throughout the year to reduce our energy footprint.

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10 easy ways to brighten a dark room

The Shutter Store 3/11/2019 9:55:32 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

When your rooms aren't blessed with natural light like you'd hope, here are 10 easy tips for making your space bright and airy all year round.

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How to choose the right shutter color

The Shutter Store 3/4/2019 4:06:33 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Shutter Styles

Shutters may have been chosen for their practical benefits in the past, but more recently they are a style statement in any home. If you're considering which shutter colors are right for you, here's our advice...

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10 easy DIY projects to refresh your home

The Shutter Store 2/26/2019 2:43:45 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Forget a major remodeling project and refresh your home with one of these 10 DIY projects that will quickly and easily give your room a lift.

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Why shutters are great for an eco-friendly house

The Shutter Store 2/18/2019 12:10:35 PM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Looking for affordable ways to keep energy bills low and embrace an eco-friendly house? Shutters are proven to improve insulation. Here's why shutters are a must have eco-friendly home improvement in American homes...

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Why shutters are ideal for city homes

The Shutter Store 1/28/2019 7:00:00 AM Benefits of Shutters

Privacy, noise reduction, or just an easy way to create a restful space. Shutters are the perfect accompaniment to any city home, here's why.

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Top shutter maintenance tips - From The Shutter Store

The Shutter Store 1/16/2019 12:08:27 PM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters

Looking for a window dressing that requires minimal maintenance? Shutters are for you. Here's our top tips in how to care for your shutters so that they remain as stunning as the day you installed them. 

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How to maximize light in your kitchen-diner

The Shutter Store 1/14/2019 7:23:33 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Whether you're planning some big structural changes to your home, or you're looking for affordable solutions, here are some of the most effective ways to maximize the light in your kitchen-diner...

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10 easy and elegant thanksgiving table decoration ideas you can use again for Christmas

The Shutter Store 11/15/2018 7:56:38 AM Seasonal

In need of easy thanksgiving table decoration ideas? We’ve got your back… These 10 looks are so timeless they’ll work beautifully on your Christmas table too!

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10 alternative ways to transform your room with shutters

The Shutter Store 8/29/2018 2:36:08 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Shutters transform the look and feel of a room. Period. But we’ll bet you didn’t know the many other ways shutters can be used throughout your home - beyond the traditional window or door dressing. Discover these 10 alternative ways to use shutters in your next home decoration project and get ready to get your DIY on…

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6 living room decor ideas for large spaces

The Shutter Store 8/1/2018 12:09:56 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Shutter Styles

Big rooms are a welcome feature in a home, but decorating them can be a challenge. Discover how to make the most of a large living room with these décor ideas

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Which slat size is right for my shutters?

The Shutter Store 7/6/2018 8:22:49 AM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Our shutters are custom made with slat sizes of your choice. So which should you choose? This guide will give you the lowdown on how to choose the right slat size for you.

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150 trees now planted in the USA thanks to your support

The Shutter Store 5/23/2018 3:57:42 PM Promotions

You may remember The Shutter Store recently launched a special collaboration with our friends at One Tree Planted in celebration of Earth Day on the 22nd April. Well check out how we're helping the planet...

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7 ways to get your home set for summer

The Shutter Store 5/21/2018 8:00:00 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Seasonal

Summer days are upon us. Take a look at our top seven ideas to bring the colors, finishes and mood of the season inside your home

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How to Choose the Right Plantation Shutter Color

The Shutter Store 5/17/2018 2:27:37 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Shutter Styles

Classic white, natural wood tones, color that’s subtle or an attention-grabbing shade? There’s a world of plantation shutter colors to choose from. Use this guide to select the finish that’s best for your room.

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Shutters 101: how to choose, measure and fit

The Shutter Store 4/4/2018 12:15:55 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Shutter Styles

Fallen for shutters to dress the windows inside your home? Discover all you need to know about shutter styles, and how to measure and hang them to create a great window dressing at an amazing price

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Real vs vinyl shutters: which is best?

The Shutter Store 3/5/2018 11:09:44 AM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Not sure if you should choose wood shutters or a lookalike? Here’s the lowdown on the benefits of real wood, as well as an insight into the plus points of faux wood, so you can make the right choice for every room in your home

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Home dos and don’ts for Spring

The Shutter Store 2/9/2018 12:10:09 PM Home Decor and Design, Seasonal

Thinking of revamping your home? Discover the latest trends, spring decorating ideas and project inspirations to tackle now, and find out which interior design mistakes to avoid, too

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2018’s home décor trends

The Shutter Store 1/5/2018 11:05:38 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Looking to revamp every room in the next 12 months? Want to add a few fashion-forward touches to your interiors? We’ve rounded up the 2018 home trends so you can create the latest looks

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How to clean plantation shutters

The Shutter Store 11/13/2017 4:07:20 PM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

They’re super-easy to care for, and a little regular maintenance will have them looking brand new every day. Here’s the lowdown on how to clean plantation shutters

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10 Spooktacular Halloween decorating ideas

The Shutter Store 10/6/2017 10:49:29 AM Seasonal

To celebrate our spooky sale at the end of the month, we’d like to help you deck out your home in these devilish DIY Halloween decorations. They’re frighteningly good…

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10 fall home updates

The Shutter Store 9/6/2017 10:25:33 AM Home Decor and Design, Seasonal

With summer ending, it’s time to embrace the new season’s styles. Our ideas will give you inspiration for your interiors

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Considering window shutters? Read our 5 star reviews

The Shutter Store 8/10/2017 11:00:09 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters

Wondering how to go about designing your shutters? Anxious about ordering? Worried about installation? Our customer reviews will put your mind at rest

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Easy ways to update your garden

The Shutter Store 7/5/2017 11:09:12 AM Home Decor and Design

Refresh your backyard so you can make the most of it this summer. These quick, simple and low-cost garden design ideas will make the outdoors of your home as fabulous as the interior

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Dream homes in the USA

The Shutter Store 6/15/2017 10:40:53 AM Home Decor and Design

Do you lust after a luxury home? Take a tour of some of the most beautiful, inspirational – and expensive – real estate on the continent

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Make the kitchen the heart of your home

The Shutter Store 4/12/2017 9:41:33 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

It’s a space for prepping, cooking, dining and hanging out, so find out how to turn your kitchen into a space you, your family and your friends will love spending time in

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Easy home updates you can do in a weekend

The Shutter Store 2/8/2017 9:35:56 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Room makeovers needn’t take days to produce amazing results – and they don’t need advanced DIY skills, either. You can do these jobs in a weekend or less, no workshop required

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3 Step Shutters - As Seen on TV!

The Shutter Store 2/7/2017 10:29:35 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Promotions

Getting high quality shutters at affordable prices is easier than ever with The Shutter Store. If you’ve seen our latest TV commercial, you’ll know how easy it is to get beautiful shutters in just 3 simple steps.

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6 new ways with shutters

The Shutter Store 1/10/2017 8:58:21 AM Inspiration, Shutter Styles

2017 is here, so how will the design experts be styling window shutters? Get the lowdown on the late

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Cafe style shutters

The Shutter Store 12/20/2016 1:56:04 PM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Cafe style shutters cover only the lower section of your windows. They let in plenty of light and are perfect for rooms at street level, as they prevent passers-by from peering into your home. 

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Why Special Shape Shutters Are Perfect for Unusual Windows

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:30:46 PM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Unusual shaped windows can present a real challenge when it comes to finding suitable window coverings for them, and you may find yourself very limited in choice when it comes to curtains and blinds. Fortunately a solution is at hand in the form of bespoke special shape shutters – which can be custom built to fit any window, regardless of shape or size. 

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What Are Plantation Shutters?

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:28:52 PM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Plantation Shutters are currently more popular than ever in the US, as homeowners across the country are recognising their potential as a long-term investment to replace traditional blinds and curtains.

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Transform Your Home with American Shutters

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:24:54 PM Home Decor and Design, Shutter Styles

In recent years there has been a steady increase in the adoption of American shutters in homes across the US. These permanent, louvered shutters are fast becoming a go-to solution for homeowners who want an energy-efficient, attractive alternative to curtains and blinds.

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Tier on Tier shutters

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:23:04 PM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Tier on tier shutters are the most flexible kind of shutters in our collection. They let you open the top section of shutter panels independently of the lower section. This makes them an ideal choice if you want to maintain privacy but still want to enjoy maximum light in your room. 

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Made To Measure Shutters – The Affordable Solution For Stunning Window Coverings

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:19:05 PM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters, Shutter Styles

The benefits of shutters are easy to understand – they are more durable than curtains and more stylish than blinds, they are easy to maintain and they do a great job of helping to insulate a room. What has traditionally held shutters back from widespread usage in this country is the cost of having them made and installed. However, this is now changing, thanks to made to measure shutters.

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Get the Best of Both Worlds Using Shutters as Partitions

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:17:56 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Open plan or divided? This is the big conundrum for many a homeowner. Both have their advantages and drawbacks, which makes it often a very tough decision. But what if you didn’t have to decide? By using shutters as partitions, you can achieve the same privacy and seclusion you would have with solid walls, but can also easily create an open plan space whenever you need to.

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Full height shutters - what to consider

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 2:01:54 PM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

As the name suggests, these are single, full-height shutters that cover the entire window and open as one unit. They are simple and elegant but give you a dramatic finish. If you’re looking for standard door shutters, or shutters for French doors, this style is also a great choice.

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How to make your home warm and cozy

The Shutter Store 12/14/2016 10:15:48 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Seasonal

Beat the chill this winter. Find out how to prep every room for the holiday season with our fabulous decorating ideas, clever ways to insulate windows and heat-boosting solutions

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5 ways to style your Thanksgiving table

California Shutters 11/16/2016 1:14:46 PM Seasonal

It's not easy to get the whole family together, so make it memorable with a dinner table that's never looked so inviting. The perfect Thanksgiving table is all in the details - and here are 5 ideas to try this year.

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How to prepare for Fall and bring it into your home

California Shutters 9/19/2016 9:06:34 AM Home Decor and Design, Seasonal

Take hold of that post-vacation, back-to-reality feeling and make these 5 changes that will take your home into the new season

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10 easy ways to add curb appeal this weekend

The Shutter Store 7/26/2016 3:50:54 PM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Whether you’re thinking of selling your home, or just want to make the most of your space this summer, here are 10 easy ideas for how to add curb appeal to your house. Better still, each one can fit into a single weekend.

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10 ideas for creating a porch you won’t want to leave

The Shutter Store 6/23/2016 12:01:58 PM Home Decor and Design

Does your porch need a makeover? Then check out our 10 easy ideas for transforming it into a more beautiful, usable year-round space that you’ll love.

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Smart shutters ideas for your doors

The Shutter Store 5/17/2016 1:02:27 PM Benefits of Shutters, Inspiration

Add practical, stylish full-height shutters to your exterior doors for a complete look that will last for years

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Take a tour of designer Kelly Hoppen's new warehouse home

The Shutter Store 3/15/2016 5:45:01 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

We take an inspirational tour of designer Kelly Hoppen's new dream London home.

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The Shutter Store on HGTV's Homewreckers

The Shutter Store 3/8/2016 1:31:09 PM Promotions

The Shutter Store has been working with HGTV's Homewreckers team to tranform a home lacking in love in California. The space has been transformed and the gorgeous shutters provide the finishing touch.

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Expert advice: picking a color scheme

Ros Anderson 1/14/2016 5:12:04 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Worrying about how to create a decorating scheme? Want to know which colors are on-trend? We speak to color consultant Amy Wax for her tips on how to get it right first time

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5 Budget Bathroom Updates

The Shutter Store 12/21/2015 9:00:20 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Let’s face it though, it’s not always possible to undergo major renovations just to suit our need for a fresh decor. Here are 5 ideas to update your bathroom on a budget!

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The Beauty of Black Interiors

Isabelle Lapare 11/23/2015 9:42:30 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

For the longest time, black has been on the no-no list of interior design. Slowly but surely, the bold color choice has gained in popularity and has now established itself as a hot trend.

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Kitchen ideas for Thanksgiving.

The Shutter Store 11/9/2015 11:05:30 AM Seasonal

With Thanksgiving round the corner it’s time to focus on your Kitchen and see what you can improve!


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