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Brighten Your Home With White Plantation Shutters

White plantation shutters are the most popular choice with our customers. They add a clean look to any room, suit any decor, add curb appeal to your property and brighten up your home.

White Plantation shutters brighten up your interior

If your room is looking dull, white plantation shutters can help brighten up your interior. As a colour, white can bring extra light into your home, helping to create a more breezy and open atmosphere. 

Besides their aesthetic, they can help insulate a room from the sun’s rays, ensuring that your home is not overheated in the warmer months.

They work with all interior styles

White shutters work with any interior style and property type. No matter your design tastes, white plantation shutters add a touch of class and luxury to your room. 

White shutters add a crisp and minimalist vibe to a contemporary home while suiting perfectly traditional decor. At Totally Shutters, we have several shades of white to choose from – whether the brightest white or a more muted cream, you can find the best shade for you.

White Plantation shutters are timeless

If you want to stay on top of interior trends, white shutters are a fantastic addition as they’re timeless and will go with any wall colouring. So no matter how many times you change your colour scheme or redecorate, you won’t have to worry about changing your window covering.

White shutters enhance a space, bringing in light, style and grace. For more information on plantation shutters or to book your free no-obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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Are Plantation Shutters Child Friendly?

A child’s room should be their special place, where they play and sleep while feeling comfortable and safe. It’s important to keep younger children safe in their room, and some types of window treatment aren’t ideal for children’s rooms.

So, where do plantation shutters rate when it comes to being child friendly?

Shutters are safer than blinds and curtains

Curtains and blinds have a long cord that hangs that can pose a safety risk to younger children. Even if you have cordless curtains, kids can still pull on them, and get wrapped up in them, which can pose a hazard.

With plantation shutters, nothing hangs down. They cover the windows with no drawstring or cloth hanging down by the floor where a child can reach.

And when it comes to allergens, shutters don’t harbour dust mites. They’re easy to clean, making them great for families with little children.

Benefits of plantation shutters for children rooms

The two key benefits of plantation shutters for your child are noise reduction and privacy. The best shutters for privacy in a kid’s room are solid shutters as they block out light and increase privacy from prying eyes when shut.

Solid shutters can also help reduce any outside noises, which can help your children get a better night’s sleep. If you have noisy neighbours or live on a busy road, plantation shutters are the ideal window covering solution.

Plantation shutters are a great addition to children’s bedrooms and playrooms. For more information on plantation shutters for children’s bedrooms or to book your free no-obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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How Long Do Plantation Shutters Last?

When investing in plantation shutters for your home, you will want to know the lifespan of the window covering. Many factors can contribute to how long your shutters will last, including overall care and ensuring that the best material and design is chosen from the offset.

At Totally Shutters, all our shutters come with a 5-year guarantee, so within these first few years, we will warrant both your plantation shutters and the workmanship of our experts. But this by no means is that the limitation of how long the shutters will last.

Plantation shutters can last up to twenty years with the right care, so they are a brilliant and long-lasting addition to your home.

Here are a few things that will make your plantation shutters a long-lasting addition to your home:

Quality materials

At Totally Shutters, all our plantation shutter products are manufactured using the very best materials available, using the best craftsmanship. Because of our 5-year guarantee, you can be confident that when you opt for any of the materials in our range, from hardwood to UPVC, you will be selecting the very best on the market. 

Expert craftsmanship

Every set of shutters is manufactured with great care by industry expert craftsmen with the highest quality joinery, making them built to last. Having the very best design choices such as the panel configuration and style of shutter will ensure your plantation shutters are long-lasting, as will fitting them to the exact millimetre. 

Shutter care

We can give you tips on how to care for your shutters once they have been installed. Following these aftercare instructions can ensure that your plantation shutters a long-term addition to your home. These tips include wiping the shutters down with a slightly damp cloth, or with a high-quality duster and avoiding using chemicals as this can damage the protective finishes.

Plantation shutters are an investment that will be part of your home for many years to come. For more information on plantation shutters for or to book your free no-obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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The Plantation Shutters Guide

If you’re revamping your property, it is a good idea to invest in plantation shutters as your window coverings. They are stylish, long-lasting and bespoke to suit your exact requirements. Our plantation shutters guide will help you pick up a suitable style!

What are my options?

There are a wide variety of interior plantation shutters available on the market, and you can choose from different configurations: 

  • Tier-on-tier shutters
  • Full height shutters
  • Cafe style shutters
  • Solid panel shutters
  • Blackout shutters 
  • Bi-fold shutters
  • Hinged shutters

Plantation shutters can be made from different materials, such as hardwood, PVC and MDF. Each material offers a unique beauty and boasts its own benefits. 

What’s in my budget?

Investing in plantation shutters is an investment for you and your property. They add value to your home as they look appealing to potential buyers, and they save you money on your energy bills. 

Although they save you money in the long run, plantation shutters are not the cheapest window covering. If you’re on a tight budget, it is good practice to install them to your front windows as they give a great first impression and create kerb appeal.

Who should I buy from?

It is good practice to get in touch with a local professional interior shutter company like Totally Shutters and book your free no-obligation in-house survey. This gives you the option to look at different samples and receive an accurate quotation in the comfort of your home.

If you decide to choose Totally Shutters as your plantation shutter specialist, you can rest assured that you’re buying from experienced professionals who have been in the industry for over 15 years. We have a range of options and will advise the best plantation shutter option for your individual needs.

Plantation shutters are an investment that will be part of your home for many years to come. For more information on plantation shutters for or to book your free no-obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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Plantation Shutters and 2022 Interior Trends

Are you looking to revamp your property this year? You may want to take some inspiration for the upcoming 2022 interior trends for your home projects. 

Biophilic design

As we have spent more time indoors than arguably ever before, we’re seeing an increase in people’s love of nature coming indoors. The Biophilia design trend merges architecture and interior design with unruined nature, connecting the outside to the inside.

A design trend is best complemented by natural design elements and wooden furniture, our plantation shutters finished in a wooden stain will provide the finishing touch to Biophilia interiors. 

Sustainable business

In recent years, there’s been a heightened emphasis on the importance of sustainability and ethical work practices. As businesses become more open and conscientious about their values and sustainability, eco-friendly options are preferred. 

Made from real wood and PVC, plantation shutters are sustainable. Unlike curtains and blinds that require repair and replacement, shutters are made of durable materials which can stand the test of time.

Further, plantation shutters boast a range of environmental benefits compared to other window treatments, including curtains and blinds. Shutters help reduce energy bills as they seal the window completely, leaving no gaps, ensuring no heat escapes through the window.

Plantation shutters are an investment that will be part of your home for many years to come. For more information on plantation shutters for or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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How Plantation Shutters Can Spruce Up Your Christmas

Christmas is less than two weeks away and many homeowners have already decked out their homes with beautiful festive decorations to get into the holiday spirit and brighten up the dark nights.

But if you’re looking for ways to spruce up your home and take your decorations to new heights, then plantation shutters may be the solution for you! 

Here’s how plantation shutters can help improve the overall look of your home this Christmas:

Utilise your windowsill 

A great way to spruce up your windows is to utilise any windowsill behind your shutters with Christmas decor. Whether it is a novelty Santa, a light-up reindeer or snowflake stickers, extending the room decoration to behind your plantation shutters extends the Christmas spirit to the exterior, welcoming you home into the warmth. 

Hang decorations on your shutters 

Another idea to add festive joy to your home is to decorate your plantation shutters by hanging items off them. Whether placing some mistletoe or holly around the shutter or hanging a bauble or two, this is a fun way to spruce up your windows for the holidays. 

If decorating your shutters, be mindful and take great care, and avoid using objects that could dame your shutters.

Plantation shutters are an investment that will be part of your home for many Christmas’s to come. For more information on plantation shutters for or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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Winter Shutter and Window Maintenance

Many homeowners find themselves battling the brisk weather to keep their windows in the best condition during the colder months. Here are some tips from our shutter experts to maintaining your windows and shutters in the heart of winter:

Tackle condensation issues 

The biggest risk to damaging your window coverings as temperatures plummet is condensation and the lasting exposure it can cause. However, maintaining a consistent temperature will keep condensation at bay and will help your windows in the long run. 

Purchasing moisture trappers if condensation is a regular issue may be useful. Making use of extractor fans in bathrooms and kitchen fans when cooking will also help with moisture.

Keep on top of shutter after care 

Keeping up with your shutter aftercare will ensure your plantation shutters are in the best possible condition. Looking after your shutters will continue to benefit your home for many years to come. 

For general dusting we recommend using a feather duster to gently remove the dirt off the shutter surface. Be sure to dust the shutters before using a slightly damp cloth on the surface to avoid wetting the dust and damaging the shutter.

If you’re considering installing plantation shutters in a room that has particular high levels of exposure, you will want to consider UPVC shutters that are water-resistant. The UPVC material has excellent thermal properties which stops moisture and humidity from damaging the window cover, withstanding the test of time.

For more information on installing plantation shutters in your home or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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Why You Should Hire a Professional Shutter Specialist

When researching plantation shutters for your home, you will see the market is competitive with many companies to choose from. To make things even more difficult, you come to the choice between DIY versus professional shutter installation. 

Everyone wants to save time and money, so DIY plantation shutters may seem like the better option. But sometimes rushing out to install your plantation shutters can be a huge mistake, even if you’re a professional at making flat-packed furniture. 

Here’s four reasons why you should choose a professional to install your plantation shutters:

You gain expert advice

A shutter specialist will guide you through the entire shutter process from choosing and designing your plantation shutters to installation. By getting in touch with the experts, you can rest assured you’re choosing the right shutter option for your window, and the finished product will be exactly what you imagined.

Your shutters will fit perfectly

Measuring your windows may seem straightforward, but one wrong measure and your entire shutter project will turn into a complete disaster. If you don’t measure your windows precisely, you will find it impossible to install your shutters. Shutter specialists will get the correct dimensions every time.

They will be energy efficient

As your shutters will be the perfect fit, you will benefit from the practicalities of plantation shutters. They are a great way to add beauty to your home, keep your home cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter and lower your energy bills. 

Stress-free installation

Installing shutters is a complex and time-consuming process. If conducted by an experienced shutter specialist, it saves a lot of time. You can sit back and rest assured that your shutters will be perfect the first time.

For more information on installing plantation shutters in your home or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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This Winter, Save Money on Your Energy Bills with Shutters

The colder months are here, which means cosy evenings as the festive period draws close. But the colder weather brings higher energy bills. As the temperature changes, the energy efficiency of your home does too. 

Energy costs are rising, and the arrival of winter energy bills can make a severe dent in our finances. It is predicted that our energy bills will increase by 30% over the next year. Therefore, now it’s a good idea to start thinking of ways to save money on energy.

Plantation shutters are energy-efficient window covering

Many homeowners around London and the UK are using plantation shutters to help save money on their energy bills in the winter. They are the most energy-efficient window treatment and help reduce heat escaping through the windows.

Plantation shutters are bespoke and made to fit all window sizes and shapes, whether big or small. As they perfectly fit the window frame, they ensure an efficient barrier against warm air escaping and cold draughts. 

According to Historic Environment Scotland, shutters belong to the most effective methods for improving the thermal performance of traditional windows. They have tested the effectiveness of different ways of improving the thermal performance of windows. 

If you are looking for ways to save money on your energy bills this winter, installing plantation shutters will help reduce heat loss and enhance the thermal performance of your windows, keeping heating bills down.

For more information on installing plantation shutters in your home this winter or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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New Showroom and Office Opening in Orpington Kent

At Totally Shutters, we have some exciting news to share; we’re in the midst of entering a new phase in our growth as we’re about to expand our business with the opening of our first showroom and office in Orpington, Kent.

With a new showroom and office in Orpington, we can invite home and business owners in and around the area to view the different options available for their plantation shutters in person. A specialist will also be on hand to answer any queries and guide you through the benefits of each.

Our new offices mean existing customers have the option to stop by to discuss their current order and pay outstanding balances, should they wish to pay in-person.

Our Orpington showroom and offices are due to open later this year.

Your In-house Survey Still Available

Our new showroom and offices will be in conjunction with our existing free no obligation in-house survey that we offer customers in Kent, London and surrounding areas.

As part of the in-house survey, one of our shutter specialists come to your property at a time that suits you, armed with different shutter styles and advice to help you with your decision and journey to finding the right window dressing for you.

As the in-house survey, the specialist will measure your windows and provide you with an accurate quotation for your chosen plantation shutters.

 

For more information on plantation shutters for your home or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.