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Category: Buying and Fitting Shutters

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DIY Shutters, vale la pena intentar?

The Shutter Store 6/26/2020 2:26:45 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Inspiration

¿Probablemente estas buscando tu siguiente proyecto DIY y te preguntaras si acaso shutters o contraventanas son fáciles de instalar?  la respuesta es que es más fácil de lo que te imaginas.  Nuestros productos le darán a tu hogar ese toque de elegancia que tanto deseas y lo mejor de todo es que tú las puedes diseñar a tu gusto.  Nosotros te guiamos de principio a fin para asegurarnos que tu proyecto DIY sea un completo éxito.

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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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¿No sabes si ordenar contraventas de Madera o Plastico Vinyl?

The Shutter Store 5/22/2020 12:09:44 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters

¡Pues no te preocupes mas! nosotros te ofrecemos una amplía selección de estilos y materiales a elegir para tus contraventanas o shutters.  Te ofrecemos productos hechos de 100% madera solida o de plástico vinyl según tu preferencia.   Con nosotros puedes diseñar contraventanas para todo tipo de proyectos DIY y lo más importante es que nuestros precios son accesibles para todo tipo de presupuestos.

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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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Como medir ventanas para instalar contraventanas

The Shutter Store 4/24/2020 10:56:45 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters

¡Pues no te preocupes más! que estas en el lugar indicado.  Nosotros te guiamos paso a paso para asegurar que tu proyecto sea un completo éxito del cual estarás muy orgulloso. 

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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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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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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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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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