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Category: Buying and Fitting Shutters

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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