5 Types of Shutters for Windows for 2023
There are many types of shutters for windows for you to choose from. I mean, who knew there was more than one type of shutter, let alone five!
Whether you have an old house or a brand new one, there are sure to be shutters that will fit your windows and meet your needs. Shutters are a great way to keep the warmth in during the winter and to protect your furniture from the sun’s harmful UV rays during the summer.
Let’s look at 5 types of shutters for windows you could be looking at in 2023, shall we?
1. Tier-on-tier Shutters
Add a touch of charm to your home with tier-on-tier shutters. With independently opening top and bottom panels, these shutters offer total control over light and heat entry into your home – meaning you can keep a cool, comfortable room all year round.
Thanks to their height, tier-on-tier shutters are perfect for taller windows in your home and can strike a particularly majestic aesthetic.
Tier-on-tier shutters combine both beauty and functionality to create an eye-catching piece for your home. Thanks to our 13 years’ experience, we create custom shutters that are not only a perfect fit but will also complement your existing interior design.
2. Full Height Shutters
Full Height Shutters are a good choice if you want to cover your windows completely. Providing coverage from ceiling to floor, these full-length shutters make a beautiful alternative to glass doors, allowing the user to carefully control the entry of sunlight, heat, and glare without impeding on the view. The continental allure of shutters also makes them a statement piece for any home.
Aside from their aesthetic, there are three key reasons why you might opt for full height shutters, these are:
- Insulation: thanks to their size and comprehensive coverage of the window, full height shutters can act as a secondary layer of insulation for your home, keeping you a little warmer in winter and keeping those electricity bills down too.
- Privacy: again, thanks to the size and coverage of full height shutters, they are one of the best styles if privacy is your key concern. But don’t worry, you can still let plenty of light into your home if you want to!
- Noise control: as well as acting as a secondary layer of insulation, full height shutters can also help with noise control – both incoming and outgoing noise. So, if you have some noisy neighbours or you have a tendency to stay up late, full height shutters might give you some peace of mind!
3. Café Style Shutters
Another type of shutter is the café style, which are most often used in kitchens and bathrooms. This style of shutter is an excellent choice when you want to add a more contemporary look to your home’s exterior.
Café style interior window shutters cover the bottom half of the window and are ideal for customers who want a little privacy for their ground floor rooms, but still want to leave some of the window uncovered to allow in plenty of natural light.
For example, you might want to consider having café style shutters installed in your living room, offering you the perfect balance of style, light admittance, and privacy.
4. Tracked Shutters
For easy-operation shutters that glide open to reveal a view, we offer bespoke tracked shutters for large windows and doors, including bi bold and French doors.
Simply put, tracked shutters give you flexibility of movement, and the ability to easily partition large spaces, and also indoor and outdoor spaces. Here at Fraser James Blinds, we only use only the highest quality materials to craft bespoke shutters that suit your space and fulfil your practical needs.
Another benefit of tracked shutters is that they give you quick and easy access to a patio without any cumbersome unhooking – simply slide to the side and off you go. With this in mind, we would probably recommend opting to have your tracked shutters installed for larger windows where their ease of use will really become noticeable.
5. Shaped Window Shutters
If you have any unusual, oval, or triangle shaped windows in your home, you’ve probably written off the idea of having shutters installed – but you really don’t have to.
Thanks to the shaped window shutters that we offer here at Fraser James Blinds, you can get a made-to-measure shading solution for your unusually shaped windows including oval, circle, half-moon, and triangle windows that highlights their uniqueness.
So, what exactly are shaped shutters? Well, essentially, shutters for angled windows aren’t much different from traditional shutters – what sets them apart is that shaped shutters are designed to map perfectly onto the frame of your window, no matter what shape it might be.
Which Shutters Should I Choose?
When it comes to picking the perfect shutters, a lot of people don’t realise how many different kinds there are to choose from.
To help you decide which shutters are best for you, Fraser James Blinds have created a shutter comparison tool so you can easily compare and contrast different types of shutters. Simply select the shutter types from the list to compare their features.
What Are the Most Popular Type of Shutters at FJB?
The most popular shutters at Fraser James Blinds are white, 76mm louve, with a hidden tilt. If you have no idea what this means, just take a look at this photo of them in action!
Finding Your Perfect Shutters in Leicester, Coventry, Northampton, or the Surrounding Areas
In the end, it is up to you to decide which type of window shutters are best for your home and lifestyle. No matter which style you choose, you will enjoy total privacy and light control, as well as comprehensive sound dampening, to make any room as comfortable and peaceful as can be.
Our bespoke shutters are made to measure for windows of any shape or size. Whether you need shutters to fit your bay windows, or awkwardly shaped circular or triangular windows, the team at Fraser James Blinds will help you find the ideal solution.
Check out this fantastic review from a recent Shutters customer:
“Great service from start to finish. We recently had wooden shutters fitted and we are really pleased with the results. Getting a quote was really easy and Fraser talked us through a few options. We had to delay fitting and we were pleased that we weren’t made to feel that it was a problem. On the day of fitting, Ned and Tom did a super job. They were both polite, worked hard and cleared up well after the job was finished. I recommend Fraser James Blinds 100 percent.”
To arrange a free home visit in Leicester, Coventry, Northampton, or the surrounding areas, contact Fraser James Blinds today.