There’s no doubt that plantation shutters have become increasingly popular for home owners over the last few years. Not only do they add a good deal of style and elegance to the décor of any room, they are highly practical and easy to maintain.
One area where shutter blinds look stunning, of course, is in a bay window. Plantation shutters can be tailored to fit any space and come in a range of different finishes, so there’s always plenty of scope to find the installation that looks just right for your home. Take a look at one of our recent case studies by clicking here.
Types of Shutter Blinds
The first thing you need to decide if you are going to have shutter blinds for your bay window is the design. There are a number of options available and each has its own merits.
The first is a full height installation where the shutter stretches from the bottom of your window right up to the top. The next most popular solution is having split shutters where one tier sits on top of the other. This means that you can open the top part of your shutter system while leaving the bottom closed, a design which gives you more flexibility. Another choice is to go for café style shutters which simply fit on the bottom half of the window while leaving the top area of the window open.
Most people think of shutter blinds as quite large, cumbersome structures but nothing is further from the truth. You can have them made into practically any shape to fit any window space and the lightweight material makes them great for areas like bay windows.
The Benefits of Shutter Blinds
The good news is that plantation style shutters look absolutely fantastic. They will certainly add a clear level of sophistication to any room and they can really bring out the best in a location like a bay window. Not only that, shutter blinds allow you to control the light better, whether you want the sun to stream in or you simply want block out the world. They also add a good level of extra insulation from both the cold and the noisy world outside.
Shutter blinds are surprisingly easy to keep clean and maintain and actually have a lot of curb appeal. We’re not saying they’ll add a large amount to the value of your home should you decide to sell it but they’re a design that everyone seems to love.
For those who value their security, they also add a little extra in that respect because they present a clear barrier beyond the level of your actual window without having an impact on the aesthetic appeal.
Installing Shutters in Your Bay Window
Pick the right shutter blinds for your bay window area and you’ll be surprised how much they change the look and feel of your home. At John Deegan, our expert team will be able to measure your window area and suggest just the right design for this area. You have a choice of different types of shutter and materials as well as finishes from natural wood to contemporary colours.
If you’d like to find out what a difference installing plantation shutters can make, contact us today to find out more.