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Maintaining Bathroom Shutters

Previously we have discussed why bathroom shutters are the ideal shutters for bathrooms but are they easy to maintain?

Built to last

Window coverings such as bathroom blinds and drapes can warp or become mildewed. These coverings often need replacing regularly to keep the room healthy and looking it’s best. However, bathroom shutters can cope with the high humidity of the bathroom.

Although bathroom shutters look like wooden shutters, they are made from UPVC and are 100% waterproof. Unlike other coverings, bathroom shutters can cope with splashes from the sink, bath or shower. With bathroom shutters, you don’t have to worry about regular replacement as they’re built to last.

Easy to clean

Bathrooms are filled with bacteria. To stop germs from spreading, it’s essential to keep your bathroom clean. An easy to clean window covering is fundamental as no one wants to spend unnecessary time cleaning.

As bathroom shutters are made from UPVC and are 100% waterproof, they won’t attract dirt. To keep them looking pristine, all they require is a quick wipe with a damp cloth. Bathroom shutters are easy to look after and clean, so you can rest assured your window treatment is germ-free.

 

Bathroom shutters are easy to maintain and offer the perfect window covering solution for bathrooms. For more information on shutters for bathrooms, or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, contact Totally Shutters on 0203 960 6963. All bathroom shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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Installing Plantation Shutters in Your Bathroom

There’s no denying that plantation shutters bring something to a room that no other window treatment can. They are stylish and practical and can transform any space – but are they suited for bathrooms?

In many homes, the bathroom is a place for tranquillity and privacy. In the past, to maintain privacy levels, frosting was used in the window. However, many homeowners were unsatisfied with the overall aesthetic. That was until bathroom shutters came along.

Why bathroom shutters are the ideal window covering for bathrooms

Not only do bathroom shutters look great and complement all bathroom interiors, they also give an extra element of control over your privacy levels.

Bathroom shutters need to be able to withstand humidity and splashes. Our bathroom shutters are made from UPVC and do exactly that. The UPVC material has excellent thermal properties which stops moisture and humidity from damaging the window cover. Bathroom shutters will withstand the test of time and always look their best.

Bathroom shutters have a handcrafted finish that looks just like wood but unlike wooden shutters, they will not peel, flake, corrode, warp or fade. Bathroom shutters are easy to clean and maintain. What’s more, as bathroom shutters are made to measure they will fit all window shapes and sizes.

 

Bathroom shutters offer the perfect window covering solution for bathrooms. For more information on shutters for bathrooms, or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, contact Totally Shutters on 0203 960 6963. All shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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Plantation Shutters for Modern and Traditional Properties

Plantation shutters are the ideal window dressing for all ages and styles of properties. But with countless styles available, it can be difficult to settle on what style of shutters will best complement your home. One thing to keep in mind is the era and architectural style of your home.

Here’s what shutter styles look best with architectural property styles:

Georgian properties

Most Georgian houses were designed with sash windows, with larger windows downstairs and smaller windows upstairs. Traditionally, Georgian homes would be dressed with solid shutters, however, louvred shutters offer a more contemporary look.

Victorian properties

Bay windows were a popular feature in Victorian properties. Full length or tier-on-tier shutters are the ideal solution for bay windows as they follow the line of the window and don’t clutter the room. Whether maintaining the traditional look or modernising this style of property, plantation shutters add the finishing touch to Victorian properties.

Art Deco properties

An Art Deco property often features a stained glass or ornate design window. Solid shutters offer the perfect window solution as they can be opened to reveal the full feature window.

New build properties

At Totally Shutters, we have seen a huge rise in popularity of shutters in new build and contemporary homes. Made-to-measure shutters compliment new build properties, adding a touch of style and sophistication to the windows. Some modern properties suit larger louvres and panels, offering a more simplistic and modern design.

 

Plantation shutters compliment both modern and traditional properties. For more information on plantation shutters, or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, contact Totally Shutters on 0203 960 6963. All shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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Kitchen Shutters: The Best Shutter Option for Kitchens

Usually, space in kitchens is scarce. And often, window stills are in close proximity to the kitchen sink and taps. So kitchens require a sturdy and easy to maintain window covering that can withstand high moisture and humidity levels and requires little space.

Plantation shutters are the perfect solution for kitchens. They offer complete privacy and light control, meaning no glare from the sun while cooking or washing the pots. And they are made to fit against the window, taking less room than curtains and blinds.

UPVC shutters for kitchens

UPVC shutters are waterproof making them ideal for kitchens. Unlike wooden shutters, UPVC shutters are resistant to moisture and have an excellent temperature operating property that prevents warping, peeling and flaking.

UPVC shutters are a cost-effective investment that go above and beyond the initial investment. Not only are they multi-functional, but they don’t compromise on style either. They fit right in with contemporary and traditional decor, and are easy to maintain in a busy home or commercial environment.

The hard-wearing and easy-to-clean finish ensure your window covering will look great for years to come. Our UPVC shutters are available in any colour and come with marine grade stainless steel hinges as standard to prevent rusting.

 

Plantation shutters are a fantastic choice for kitchen windows. For more information on kitchen shutters, or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, contact Totally Shutters on 0203 960 6963. All shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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White Shutters: Our Most Popular Shutter Choice

If you’re redesigning your home or redecorating a room, and are struggling to find the ideal dressing for your windows, white shutters may be the solution for you.

White shutters are our best selling product

White shutters are our best selling product. White is an ideal choice for most windows since most homes have white window stills, it’s a sensible colour to avoid too many clashes in your living space.

As Forbes highlights, the colour white can make your room appear more extensive and open up the room more than any other colour. White shutters complement any room style from traditional to modern while adding an elegant touch.

There are several finishes to choose from, and various shades of white are available including Bright White, Shell, Ivory, Vivid White, Whisper White, Pearl, Lexicon, Swiss Coffee, Chalk, Alabaster, Antique White and White.

The benefits of white shutters

  • White shutters are incredibly versatile. They create the perfect focal point to build the rest of your decor around. If you decide to redecorate your home, your white shutters will match all future design choices.
  • White shutters are not only stylish, but they are also a good practical solution as they insulate your home during the winter months and ventilate your home during the summer months.
  • White shutters are incredibly durable any other material. White fabric can wear and tear over time, white plantations shutters withstand the test of time.
  • Unlike other window covering options, white shutters avoid getting dust trapped and are extremely easy to clean and maintain.

 

If you are looking for white plantation shutters for your home, our made to measure white shutters will be the perfect window treatment for your home. For more information, contact Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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Made-to-Measure Shutters for Unusual Shaped Windows

Homes come with an array of window shapes and sizes that add character to the wall, roof or ceiling. But unusual shaped windows are stunning to look at and can be a great feature to have but are difficult to cover.

Often added as a feature, unusually shaped windows can be a stunning addition to any room or property. However, traditional window dressing options such as blinds and curtains only cover up these shapes or cover part of the window. Shutters are often the only answer to retaining the original shape of the window.

Plantation shutters for all window shapes

Whether the window is arched or angled, made-to-measure plantation shutters are the most practical and stunning window solution.

Totally Shutters have been manufacturing and installing made-to-measure plantation shutters for over 15 years. We offer a range of shutter solutions to fit all shaped windows and doors. Whether you have a round, square, triangular or oval shaped windows, you can enjoy premium, made-to-measure shutter system that fits the space and your sense of style perfectly.

Our made-to-measure shutters are measured precisely by one of our surveyors who will carry out your free no obligation in-house survey.

 

If you have an unusual shaped window that you would like to dress with made-to-measure shutters, contact the Totally Shutters team today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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The Pros and Cons of Tier on Tier Shutters

Like full height shutters, tier on tier shutters cover the entire window. However, tier on tier shutters have independently opening top and bottom panels allowing for maximum light and privacy control. As a result, tier on tier shutters are the perfect solution when privacy is a concern and optimum lighting is a necessity.

Here are the pros and cons of tier on tier shutters to help you decide:

Pros of tier on tier shutters:

  • Maximum privacy and light blockage
  • Two separate opening sections to allow you to open and close the top panels for light and privacy control
  • Provide extra insulation to help keep out the hot and cold temperatures
  • Multiple configurations available
  • Available in a range of materials, colours and slat sizes

Cons of tier on tier shutters:

  • Not suitable for all windows

Tier on tier shutters are widely used in Victorian properties that look directly onto the street. However, they are a great option for all ground floor rooms and bay windows. Typically, narrow panels have been used on tier on tier shutters, but in recent years, more homeowners are opting for larger slats – an effect that is both flexible and stunning.

 

For more information or advice on made-to-measure tier on tier shutters, contact Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. We can give you advice on tier on tier shutters and the best window solution for you as well as book you in for a free no obligation in-house survey. All tier on tier shutters from Totally Shutters come with a 5-year guarantee as standard.

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The Pros and Cons of Solid Shutters

Traditionally used in Victorian homes, solid shutters are built with solid inserts instead of louvres. The beauty of solid shutters is not only their look but their simplicity. Solid shutters are increasing in popularity as more and more people are discovering the excellent benefits the window covering brings.

Here are the pros and cons of solid shutters to help you decide:

Pros of solid shutters:

  • Near blackout solution, blocking out 99% sunlight
  • Maximum privacy and outdoor noise blockage
  • Extremely efficient at insulating the home
  • Incredibly durable and easy to clean
  • Increase the value of your home
  • Available in different styles, materials and finishes

Cons of solid shutters:

  • Less flexible than other solutions, they are either open or closed
  • There are no louvres to adjust privacy or light

Solid shutters are incredibly popular in Victorian properties as homeowners look to restore their home’s period features. They are also incredibly popular in bedrooms where a blackout solution is required. A stylish yet traditional option, solid shutters come in a range of hardwood and finishes,

 

For more information or advice on made-to-measure solid shutters, contact Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. We can talk through the different solid shutter options available, give you advice on the best window solution for you and book you in for a free no obligation in-house survey. All solid shutters from Totally Shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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The Pros and Cons of Full Height Shutters

Plantation shutters are a big investment, so it’s essential you know which style to choose. A versatile option, full height shutters cover the full height of the window and are our most popular style – but are full height shutters the window covering option for you?

Here are the pros and cons of full height shutters to help you decide:

Pros of full height shutters:

  • Maximum privacy and light blockage
  • Provide extra insulation to help keep out the hot and cold temperatures
  • Adding a mid-rail gives you the ability to control the upper and lower slats independently, for total privacy and light control
  • Provide the ideal solution if you want to fit shutters to door
  • Suitable for all window shapes and sizes
  • Available in all materials, colours and slat sizes

Cons of full height shutters:

  • Full height shutters let light infiltrate through a room, but for some windows, you may prefer to leave a portion of the window exposed to maximise the light, so cafe style shutters would be more suited
  • Full height shutter panels open and close as one, so if you’re looking for more flexibility in terms of light control, tier on tier shutters low you to open and close the top panels for added light and privacy control

Popular in living spaces and bedrooms, full height shutters allow for privacy and darkness when the slats are down, whilst opening them up allows natural light to stream in while maintaining privacy levels. Our full height shutters can be crafted with or without a mid-rail in place, giving you that extra level of flexibility and light control.

 

For more information or advice on full height shutters, contact Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. We can give you an idea of widths, heights and styles as well as give advice on the best window solution for you and book you in for a free no obligation in-house survey. All full height shutters from Totally Shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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The Pros and Cons of Cafe Style Shutters

Cafe style shutters are a popular choice. Designed to cover the bottom half of your window only, cafe style shutters filter the natural light that enters your home while never blocking it out. While they are a versatile design, you may be unsure whether they’re the best style for your windows, as opposed to full height or tier on tier style.

Here are the pros and cons of cafe style shutters to help you decide:

Pros of cafe style shutters:

  • Unobstructed light entry at the top of the window opening
  • Customisable height for privacy or design aesthetic
  • Are more cost-effective than full height or tier-on-tier styles
  • Available in all materials, colours and slat sizes

Cons of cafe style shutters:

  • Do not offer any coverage or light blockage at the top of the window. For full window coverage, consider full height shutters
  • A fully framed shutter is more sturdy on wide windows

We have found that customers don’t tend to use cafe style shutters in bedrooms as the top half of the window is uncovered, lots of light comes through, affecting sleep. Cafe style is perfect for street facing rooms as they are the ideal solution to add some privacy while still enjoying the view.

 

For more information or advice on cafe style shutters, contact Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. We can give you an idea of widths, heights and styles as well as give advice on the best window solution for you and book you in for a free no obligation in-house survey. All cafe shutters from Totally Shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.