The Revival Of Plantation Shutters In The Modern Home
Shutters have been around for a very long time and today’s modern plantation shutters have changed little in the basic concept, although of course they are now much more efficient and stylish. During the medieval period they kept out bad weather and bugs and when glazing became the norm they prevented drafts and provided privacy.
Now there has been a revival of this amazing type of window treatment thanks to interior design magazines and television. They are without a doubt one of the most stylish and practical window treatments available.
Aesthetic Benefits of Modern Plantation Shutters
Today’s modern homes require so much more than their older counterparts; stylish window dressings are highly sought after. However along with exclusive modern designs come very special non-standard windows.
This is where modern plantation shutters surpass all other window treatments. They are made-to-measure so will fit any window no matter how odd the shape. Their sheer beauty is such that they will turn an already stunning room into something even more beautiful.
There is an extensive choice of materials and colours available, allowing them to be even more bespoke.
The Practical Benefits of Modern Plantation Shutters
The most practical of reasons for installing shutters has to be the reduction in energy bills. With electricity and gas being so expensive, the insulation qualities really come to the fore. However it doesn’t stop there as they also provide the ultimate in privacy and light control, while also reducing unpleasant exterior noise.
There are many styles available such as solid shutters and tier-on-tier, both giving flexibility as to how much light is allowed into a room. Café style shutters are perfect for houses situated on a busy street as they will provide privacy from passersby, while bay windows look amazing with shutters.
The Cost of Plantation Shutters In The Modern Home
Naturally they will cost more than the average pair of curtains, however with a lifespan of 20 years or more, while not being affected by changes in colour schemes and décor, they more than earn their way over the years. This is not taking into account the savings that will be made on utility bills.
S:CRAFT shutters are of incredible quality, while having a range of different materials to suit all budgets. It is best to get a stockist to visit and measure up; giving an exact price with no hidden extras. It is of no consequence whether they are for a modest family home or a country mansion, the same effect is achieved – beautiful modern plantation shutters that are energy efficient, easily maintained and very beautiful.