For years, curtains were the go-to choice for window dressing. Curtains provided a relatively easy way to cover windows, keep out light, and provide privacy. What’s more, they could be as simple or as decorative as the owner of the house preferred, as they could be made out of a vast array of different fabrics, colours, and designs.
Then blinds arrived on the scene, providing a modern, sleek alternative that requires much less maintenance. But the true hero of window dressing was the return of custom window shutters – strong, durable, stylish, and delivering many more benefits than could ever be expected of curtains or blinds.
Why exactly are we piling such high praise upon custom window shutters? Let’s take a look at some of the key benefits that this option offers:
Custom window shutters are sleek and boast clean lines – the perfect finish for any interior decorating style. They go great with modern houses which often feature large open windows as part of the design. They also fit just as well with more traditional houses where a solution is needed that does not clash with the existing design.
They are also exceptionally easy to maintain. They can be cleaned with a simple wipe, making them a better option for those who suffer from dust allergies (just think of the effort involved with taking curtains down, washing them, and hanging them back up). And, if they do get damaged, they can easily be fixed by replacing the damaged panel, instead of the entire shutter.
Because of their durability, they will last a very long time, meaning that you won’t have to replace your window dressings as often as before.
Are you worried about people being able to see into your house? Custom window shutters block out the entire window with a simple flip of the shutters, even when the lights are on inside the room. They also offer more of a barrier than either curtains or blinds do, thus providing additional security against potential burglars.
Custom window shutters generally block out light better than blinds and light curtains. They can also act as a sound barrier the same way heavy curtains do. In addition, because they are solid, they also offer great protection against UV rays.
These are only some key advantages of custom window shutters. To find out more, and to get a quote, contact us at Finishing Touches. We can help you find the perfect solution for your home.