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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

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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The Pros vs Cons – Tier on Tier shutters

Yasmeen 8/19/2019 3:36:16 PM 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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When to order your shutters

Yasmeen 8/9/2019 10:56:29 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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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 color for your shutters

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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How to choose the correct style of shutter for your home

The Shutter Store 2/11/2019 2:27:33 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 many reasons. Read our definitive guide to choosing the right shutters for your light, space and windows. 

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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 color for shutters

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 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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Homemade gift ideas you’ll love

The Shutter Store 12/7/2017 10:01:51 AM Seasonal

Be creative this festive season with our favorite DIY holiday gifts. They’re fun to make, friends and family will welcome them, and your efforts will get you in the holiday mood

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How to keep shutters clean

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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Summer crafts

The Shutter Store 5/11/2017 9:51:21 AM Seasonal

With the long summer holidays stretching ahead of us, here are a few fun DIY craft ideas to keep your kids busy – and happy
 

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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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Win a Dewalt Tool Kit Plus 25% Off Shutters

The Shutter Store 3/23/2017 4:03:43 PM Promotions

Simply enter your details and answer the question for your chance to win a Dewalt tool kit worth over $250!

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Grab a fantastic 20% off shutters

The Shutter Store 3/1/2017 9:16:10 AM Promotions

Don’t miss out! Choose stylish shutters for your home now and you’ll get an amazing 20% off. You’ll have to hurry, though – our unmissable savings are available for seven days only

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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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Solid shutters

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:20:09 PM Benefits of Shutters, Shutter Styles

Dramatic. Practical. Insulating. Secure. The benefits of solid shutters go on. Whether you opt for raised panels or shaker style; go neutral or bold, they’re sure to make an impact in your home.

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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

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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