Millions of people across the UK are turning their backs on the more traditional forms of window dressings and opting for the more practical and stylish alternative of plantation shutters – a trend that has been highlighted in the Sunday Times by respected writer Caroline Scott, and a trend that Totally Shutters have been at the forefront for over 15 years.
Why are shutters taking the country by storm?
America embraced the plantation shutter trend long before Britain, with 40% of American homes having shutters compared to around 10% in Britain. But now plantation shutters sales in the UK are continually growing year-by-year at a rate of 35%.
Before Totally Shutters was founded, plantation shutters were considered an ‘extravagant’ product seen only in designer homes and luxury hotels. But in recent years, shutters have become more available and their popularity has risen as homeowners of all types of properties are realising their benefits and value.
Plantation shutters are seen as an investment, lasting a lifetime while adding value to your home. They are just as practical as they are beautiful, improving privacy, reducing noise and allowing ambient light. They are easy to clean, hardwearing and do not warp or fade in the sun.
What’s more, plantation shutters can be custom made to fit any type of window, including bay windows and shaped windows such as circular windows. They come in a variety of styles such as tier on tier and cafe style. They’re also available in a wide range of different wood options and finishes, with choice of slat sizes.
If you’re considering plantation shutters for your home or business, contact Totally Shutters on 0203 960 69 63 to discuss the shutter options available for your home and for your free no-obligation quotation.