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SHUTTERS OR BLINDS?

This question is open ended and really depends on personal taste and living arrangements.  There are many similarities between shutters and blinds, with both products helping to control light and glare through tilting the louvers or slats; both are also easy to clean and relatively maintenance free.  There are, however some major differences between the two as we will investigate now…..  are architecturally fitted meaning they become part of the window as they are fitted to the actual window frame. The shutter doors can be swung open and kept to the side of the window frame allowing light to pour into the room (unless you live in Manchester, which is where we are based!). Shutters can be configured in many different ways and we always recommend that the configuration is mainly determined by the window frame itself.  This makes the shutters look uniform and more pleasing on the eye.  Window shutters are also extremely durable to the extent that we are able to offer a ten year warranty on some of our ranges. Window blinds do not give you such versatility but in general are much less expensive. With new product developments such as Perfect Fit,  and new cost effective , the product choice is better than ever. Blinds also come in many different formats from  to ; this gives a wider spectrum in terms of functionality.  One of the main benefits of made to measure window blinds is the relatively low cost compared with shutters.  When choosing between shutters and blinds, we would always recommend that people living in rented accommodation opt for blinds as Shutters are many times more expensive.  Interior shutters can be considered a more long term investment as they add value to your property.  There is no real conclusive answer to this question and we guess that much of the decision comes down to personal taste and they type of property you have.   Whether you choose our shutters or blinds, we are sure that you will be delighted with the results. ​

CAFE STYLE SHUTTERS

Most houses are built with winter in mind meaning that in summer it can feel very hot in doors!  This may make us want to open all of the windows in the house to let in some air but unfortunately this is not always that easy.  If you live in Manchester for example you may then have neighbours or passers-by peering in your house, which is not ideal as privacy is important to most of us!  Interior plantation shutters can be useful in alleviating this issue as windows can be opened whilst maintaining privacy. Café style shutters where by the bottom half of your windows are covered to give privacy but light (and air!) are able to pass through the top half of the window are ideal in this situation. Cafe style shutters cover only bottom half of a window, leaving the rest of the window exposed. They are commonly used on taller windows.  As previously mentioned, the advantage of this style is most effective on properties that are overlooked, for example a ground floor flat or a house on a busy street. The bottom half gives privacy whilst the exposed window still lets in all the light. People that opt for this style often complement them with curtains or blinds. Another great thing about Café style shutters is that they cost a lot less than full height shutters. Often half the price!​

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