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Bi-Fold Shutters for Your Home

Plantation shutters add a touch of style to your interior and home, but if you’re looking for a more traditional charm, bi-fold shutters may be the window covering solution for you. The beauty of bi-fold is that you can tuck the shutters out of the way, providing easy access whenever you need it.

Bi-fold shutters are ideal for larger windows, patio doors or to use as room dividers. The concertina design of a bi-fold provides you with easy access to your window, patio or balcony, allowing your outdoor and indoor spaces to merge together harmoniously for an increased sense of light and space.

What are bi-fold shutters?

Named after the way they fold, bi-fold shutters function on a hinge system that allows the shutter panels to fold to one side of each frame, creating an accordion effect.

Open your bi-fold shutters to let the light in along with fresh, cool air. When you fully open bi-fold shutters you can enjoy a clear, unobstructed view. When shut, bi-fold shutters provide complete privacy, helping you relax in the comfort of your home with your guard down.

Bi-fold shutters are available in a broad range of options, colours and finishes. So whatever your home or interior, there’s a bi-fold shutter option available to suit your decor.

The different types of bi-fold shutters

You can opt for shutters that function on the hinges only, which are ideal for separation or divisions in open-plan spaces. The panels fold out on either side and stack neatly together on one side.

Or you can choose bi-fold shutters on top and bottom tracks which are ideal for window and door coverings, or dividing spaces with higher ceilings as the tracks allow for a more stable movement of the panels.

 

If you want to transform the look of your home, look no further than bi-fold shutters. For more information on bi-fold shutters on hinges or bi-fold shutters on track, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 69 63. All shutters from Totally Shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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Transform Your Open Space Living With Shutter Room Dividers

Open plan living is a popular option for many homes, creating a minimal and contemporary space where the whole family can be together. But although stylish, there may be times when you need privacy. Plantation shutters as room dividers help divide rooms and provide the privacy required.

So if you love your open plan area, but want the added option to divide it at the same time, plantation shutters may be the solution for you.

Using plantation shutters as room dividers

Using plantation shutters to segregate your open plan space is a much cheaper solution than constructing a new wall and offers greater flexibility. As with shutters, you can have your room completely open or create separate rooms for privacy, alone time, studying or storage space. And by opening the louvres of the shutters, you can have the option to have open plan and separate at the same time.

Made-to-measure plantation shutters can be created to divide a range of interior designs and not just open plan. Track systems allow for easy operation and can be used for covering patio doors, large windows and cupboard doors. Track systems can be put in place to help close up a room such as a kitchen or en-suite bathroom by partitioning off space when required. This allows the shutters to be folded out of the way when easy access throughout the open plan area is required.

Plantation shutters reduce air flow when closed, keeping spaces cool or warm, and limit the volume of noise spreading through the home, allowing for a much nicer living solution.

Plantation shutters are a simpler choice for dividing up your open plan space and can be matched to any existing window shutters in the home to provide a consistent look and feel throughout the property. Totally Shutters also offer a colour match service that provides the perfect match to any interior.

If you have an open plan space and want to learn more about using plantation shutters as room dividers, call 0203 960 69 63 and speak to the Totally Shutters experts today.

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Why Choose Plantation Shutters for Your Home?

Plantation shutters are a popular design choice in many homes because they’re easy to maintain, long-lasting and look aesthetically pleasing. While good looks may have you twitching to make the plunge, did you know there are many practical reasons for installing interior shutters in your window? Here are 9 reasons why plantation shutters are a smart choice for your interior:

1. Aesthetics

Plantation shutters are extremely appealing and come in a variety of sizes and finishes, as well as mounting options. They fit any interior design, offering a stylish and cohesive look. While white or natural stain sits well for a traditional look, interior shutters can be painted any colour with our colour custom service, offering a more unique and modern look. What’s more, plantation shutters look good from both the interior of your home and the exterior.

2. Privacy

Interior shutter blinds can be adjusted to let light in but unlike some window dressings, if you angle plantation blinds just right, you will be able to see out but others won’t be able to see in, allowing you to have privacy as well as light.

3. Ventilation

When you angle your plantation shutters, you can adjust the slats to let the fresh air in and allow for maximum ventilation all while maintaining your privacy. Unlike mini blinds and other window coverings, plantation shutters don’t rattle due to air flow.

4. Energy efficient

Plantation shutters are brilliant insulators, resulting in lower energy bills. During winter, your plantation shutters provide an extra layer of insulation. In Summer, your interior shutters can be adjusted to deflect sunshine and cool down your home.

5. Durability

Made-to-measure shutter blinds are durable and built to last. And because you won’t need to replace your plantation shutters every few years, your initial investment will pay off during time, making them less expensive than other window coverings such as drapes.

6. Low maintenance

Plantation shutters are less maintenance than other types of window coverings. Just a quick wipe down with a damp cloth from time to time is all interior shutters need. And because plantation shutters have a larger surface area than mini blinds, they’re much easier to clean.

7. Child safety

Plantation shutters don’t have dangling cords or strings so your children won’t get tangled up, making interior shutters a much safer alternative to mini blinds and drapes.

8. Future investment

Although a tad more expensive than other window dressings, plantation shutters are a good investment that will pay off in the long run. Many home buyers find interior shutters a plus when comparing potential homes. And the IRS consider installing plantation shutters as a capital improvement to your home, translating into tax savings when you’re ready to sell your home.

9. Room dividers

Plantation shutters make brilliant room dividers and can be installed to cover cutouts and niches in your home. For example, if your home has a built-in niche for a television that’s no longer required for the new widescreen, interior shutters make a good new storage solution, securing the clutter while looking nice.

 

Their attractiveness, light control, longevity, durability, energy saving and safety features are just a few reasons to consider plantation shutters. For more information, or to enquire about made-to-measure interior shutters for your home, call today Totally Shutters on 0203 960 69 63!