The privacy benefits of café style shutters for home or business
Café style shutters are the best choice for homes in busy towns! If your home is overlooked by another property, or close to a pavement, then the privacy of your home will be paramount. Picking the right window covering means you will be able to stop nosey neighbours or pedestrians from seeing into your rooms.
Popular for bay windows, café style shutters make your home private, while letting in the light. Scientists at Harvard University’s School of Engineering recently started research into windows that can turn opaque. Although a novel way of maintaining home privacy, it will notably reduce the light which can filter into a property.
There are many benefits of shutters to bear in mind
It is often said that home is where the heart is, and so it is only natural to want to feel as safe and secure in your home as you can. It is therefore important to maintain privacy, while keeping your rooms as light as possible. This is particularly important for properties that are adjacent to pavements or roadsides.
Listed as one of the “Top 10 Privacy Enhancing Window Treatments” by Houzz, café style shutters cover rooms at eye level, providing privacy, while the top half remains free for natural light to enter. The flexibility of louvres means that shutters are the most effective bay window treatments, keeping your privacy for even the most prominent parts of your home.
Pedestrians can often be tempted to look through any window as they pass, so the privacy provided is just another of the benefits of shutters. At S:CRAFT, shutters are made-to-measure to your requirements, and so different louvre sizes can be included. The smaller the louvres, the more privacy you achieve, while the larger the louvres you choose, the more light you allow into the room.
As shutters are available in a choice of robust materials, such as hardwood, MDF and ABS, they add an extra solid layer between and your home and the outside world. This layer creates an insulating barrier, reducing heat loss and helping keep you save on your utility bills.
These insulating properties, combined with the fantastic light and privacy control, add to the benefits of shutters. They are easy to maintain, simple to clean, and can be also coated with an antibacterial coating, which can make shutters the most hygienic form of window treatment.
Shutters are the ideal window coverings for businesses
Not only do shutters stop nosey neighbours or passers-by from looking into your home, they are also the window treatment of choice for many businesses and organisations. Places of work such as doctors’ surgeries, dentists and law firms, require a level of discretion, especially when close to busy roads and pavements. The privacy provided by café style shutters enables a light and homely atmosphere despite keeping the windows covered from the outside world.
Plantation shutters using a café style are roughly half the full window height and are excellent for homes that are street level and street facing. These half height shutters gained their name from popularity among café owners, as well as being used widely in restaurants and bars as well.
Rather than using frosted glass, or traditional window coverings such as net curtains, providing privacy but limiting light, shutters let you enjoy the best of both worlds. Shutters that are full height are also popular among business owners as they can be fitted with a mid rail, enabling different window segments to be opened and closed separately.
Shutters with either a mid rail, or fitted in a café style, are great for locations that are at eye level or otherwise publicly visible, such as close to busy roads. The top of the shutter can be opened, while the bottom can remain closed for privacy reasons.
Café style shutters look great in almost any setting
In addition to their privacy benefits, light control, and hygienic finish, café style shutters provide a fantastic way to finish off my contemporary home designs. As well as helping stop nosey neighbours from peering into your home, café style shutters are one of the most stylish window coverings on the market.
Whether your home features a minimal, trendy, or more traditional interior style, window shutters could be the right choice for you.
Available in a wide range of colours and materials, café style shutters from S:CRAFT are made-to-measure to match your home and your needs. There really is no more flexible and effective design as café style shutters.