As much as we all love to show off our space to friends and family, that doesn't mean we want the whole world to see our sitting room. While drawing the curtains or lowering the blinds can make the room seem gloomy, shutters really are the perfect choice for keeping your home cool, private, and perfectly lit this summer. Shuttercraft shutters can be completely customised, whichever of the beautiful styles you choose.
Shutters are designed to let in just the right amount of light, whether that's complete darkness for a well-deserved lie-in, or that perfect middle ground where you can still see your computer screen, but without missing out on the glorious midday sun. Here are three reasons you seriously need to invest in some Shuttercraft shutters to make the most of your home this summer.
1. The benefits of privacy
There are so many perks to having a road-facing home, but if you live on a popular street your carefully designed kitchen-diner or even the kids' playroom can lie in plain sight of anyone who walks past. Now that the streets are getting a little busier it's time to think about adding some privacy to that bay window. This is one of the many advantages of shutters.
Shuttercraft shutters are available in cafe style designs, which conceal the bottom half of your windows while still letting in light. This brings some European charm to your pavement-level home, and looks the part in any house. Shutters work wonderfully in Victorian terraced houses, and modern builds will also be able to make the most of light and airy windows without losing any discretion or private space.
Tier on tier shutters are great for customising your space, because you can open the top half to let in some morning light, while keeping the bottom half of your room from view.
2. Shuttercraft shutters can act as insulation, or keep things cool
We all love a bright and sunny day, but when the temperature rises, it's nice to know that you can come home to a cool space. Summer glare can heat up your home quickly, and sometimes opening the window will only make the room warmer. If you don't have shutters your only other option is to pull the curtains closed and miss out on that glorious sunshine.
Shuttercraft shutters are the investment you need this summer to enjoy the light without breaking a sweat. They come with a range of louvre sizes, designed to let in just the right amount of light while blocking the full glare of the midday sun.
Full height shutters from Shuttercraft offer full coverage to not only keep your home cool this summer, but insulate on gloomy days in the winter. They can prevent up to 50% of heat loss through windows, which will save on energy bills. They are available with the option of an integrated room darkening blind to block light bleed for complete control – perfect for keeping your bedroom cool and ensuring a peaceful night's sleep.
3. Shuttercraft shutters look the part, and protect your home
Faded curtains and dusty blinds simply don't offer the aesthetic appeal of Shuttercraft shutters. Houseproud buyers will love the look they give to both the interior and exterior of the home. By blocking out just the right amount of light, Shuttercraft shutters can protect your upholstery from fading over time. This means your sofa will stay looking pristine for longer, and the sun won't scorch your rug.
Shuttercraft's premium hardwood shutters can even add value to your property. They offer a brilliant way to make an impression on buyers before they've even walked in through the front door.
Even if you don't plan on selling any time soon, you can completely customise your Shuttercraft shutters for any style and preference. There is a wide range of paint and stain colours, from ivory lace to dark mahogany, and an array of louvre sizes. If you have lofty windows or may struggle to reach your tilt rod, you can have a remote control fitted for even more control.