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What Window Treatment Works Best In Humid Places?

Certain rooms, such as bathrooms and kitchens, are subjected to more humidity. It’s important to choose the right window treatment as condensation buildup in humid rooms can cause your window treatments to warp, chip or go mouldy.

Window treatments to avoid

The most important factor in deciding whether a window treatment can survive a humid room is the material. Real wood will swell, warp and mould in a moisture-heavy room even after a short period of time. Whereas curtains are like sponges in humid rooms and will soap up the moisture, making them ripe for discolouration and wrinkling.

UPVC shutters for humid rooms

There are a handful of window treatments that excel in moisture-laden areas, but nothing compares to UPVC shutters. Not only are they unaffected by humidity, but UPVC shutters are waterproof, so even direct contact with moisture is not a problem. This means polyvinyl shutters are perfect for kitchens and bathrooms that have a “splash zone”.

Although best suited for kitchens and bathrooms, UPVC shutters are suitable for any room in your home. UPVC shutters are finished in high-grade pain, meaning they’re available in any colour and come with a marine grade stainless steel hinge to prevent rusting.

 

With the right window treatment in your kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, you’ll never have to worry about damage caused by humidity. To find the right window treatment for your home, or to request your free no obligation in-house survey, call us today on 0203 960 6963. All shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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How to Choose the Right Shutters for Every Room

Plantation shutters are both a practical and stylish solution. They can be used to block eternal light, control the amount of outside light entering your home and block out the weather. And unlike what many people believe, shutters can be installed in any room of the home, regardless of style and decor.

If you’re still not 100% sure which shutter blinds to get for your home, this style guide will help you with your choice, dependant on which room:

Living Room

If you overlook a busy road, tier-on-tier plantation shutters are a great option. Not only do they provide complete privacy, the upper panels can be folded back to allow maximum daylight. Tier-on-tier shutters have the flexibility to access the window locks easily allow for air ventilation.

Bedroom

Solid shutters are a good choice for bedrooms as they block out daylight and make your room feel secure at night. But if you want utter privacy without going solid, full-height shutters are probably a better option for you.

Bathroom

Whether you have a poorly-ventilated bathroom or enjoy a long soak, UPVC waterproof blinds are perfect as they withstand the steamiest of rooms. What’s more, UPVC waterproof blinds are available in any colour. If your bathroom window is small, opt for a full height shutter with narrow slats as this will make your window look bigger and more uniform.

Kitchen

If your window is near the cooking area, UPVC waterproof blinds are highly recommended because they’re hard-wearing, easy to clean and guaranteed to be warp-proof. As UPVC waterproof blinds look just like wooden shutters, you can mix and match both materials easily in an open-plan space. However, if you’re looking to hide an ugly view outside or wanting more privacy, cafe-style shutters are also a good option for kitchens.

Dining room

If you use the dining room for evenings only, why not consider a mood-enhancing, darker shade for your shutters in either a stain or paint colour. If your dining room doubles up as a home office or homework space, why not opt for tier-on-tier shutters to help illuminate glare fatigue from your computer screen.

 

If you still need more help or advice about choosing your plantation shutters or would like to request a free no obligation quotation, call us now on 0203 960 69 63.