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Stylish Shutters to Enhance Your Home Decor

By Martien Crwon Subscribe to RSS | March 15th 2012 | Views:
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Shutters add value to your home and they are popular because of its classic style and easy maintenance. Besides the beauty it gives to your home decor, it gives some insulation to the home thus increasing energy efficiency. It also gives privacy and keeps light out.

Types of Shutters

Generally, three types of shutters are available. Plantation, Cafe style and the solid variety are the three kinds. Plantation type is more popular than the others as they have slats that help to manage the levels of light. They are simple, traditional and elegant that adds beauty to your home. Wooden plantation variety looks stunning and is available in a range of colours and materials. A plantation shutter can be used throughout the year as it can be adjusted.

Cafe shutters use only the bottom part of the window, leaving the top portion open, thus providing a lot of light at the same providing privacy. This type is popular in cafes, restaurants and lounge areas and is perfect for windows on the ground floor. You can match them to the frame of the window.

Solid type shutters have a traditional finish and adds elegance giving the room a Victorian touch. This type shuts off light and is normally used if the room is adjacent to the road. It gives a secure feeling and reduces noise from outside.

Purchasing the Right Shutter

With the increasing popularity of DIY shutters in recent years, a larger number of materials are being used to manufacture them. Wood is the most popular but more affordable materials are plastic and MDF. Wood is definitely more durable and has strength. Polyvinyl material is used in the bathrooms and is good in the rainy climes. Choosing a colour depends on the person, nevertheless, it should match your decor. When you are selecting the design, consider its usage of opening and shutting. If you tend to leave them closed with the tilted slats, then lesser the panels the better it is.

If you plan to buy DIY shutters, you should consider the design of the shutter. You should also measure the openings of the window before making the purchase. Take a look at the shutter rods before you buy.

Installing DIY Shutters

The right tools are required for setting up the DIY shutters. The basic tools required are a measuring tape, step ladder, power drill and a hammer. The remaining hardware is from the supplier. The first step in installing a shutter is to measure the windows openings correctly.

Installing the mount is the next step, either inside or outside the window. Position the DIY shutters on to the mount with the help of screws. Cover the screws with screw covers and use decorative knobs for the shutter.

Martien Crwon - About Author:
PREMIER SHUTTERS is a Good shutters dealers who offer free home survey, advice, shutter samples, trained surveyors and fitters, We are also offer DIY Shutters and fitted by professionals at an affordable price. For more information about our services visit: - www.premiershutters.co.uk/

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