Are Shutters a Good Investment?
As with all your home improvements, you want to make sure that your money is well spent and will add value to your home in the short term and long term.
Whether you are moving into a new home, fixing up an old one or just feel like a need for some new décor, we believe fixing up your windows is a great way to start. It can not only make your money worthwhile, but even save you money (yes really!) but more on that later.
Our bespoke shutters will serve you and your home well for many years but let’s look at some of the factors which may make shutters your perfect home investment…
Improves Sale Value
In the short term, your shutters are a great investment for yourself, however, in the future they can help you to sell your property!
Shutters are aesthetically pleasing, improve privacy and light control as well as being easy to maintain. Shutters are also a long-term window covering, in comparison to curtains which may be changed more regularly, which eliminates an extra cost and inconvenience for the buyer.
Another thing to consider if you are eventually going to sell your home is the choice of colour for your shutters. Keeping your shutters to a neutral colour scheme will allow the shutters to stay timeless and will easily blend in with different home décor.
Keeping your shutter colour simple is perfect for those of us who are constantly liking to change around our furniture or colour schemes. No matter the season, a set of white wooden shutters will always do the trick!
One benefit of shutters which many people are unaware of is that they are extremely beneficial for thermal insulation and sound levels. If you’ve got noisy teenagers then your neighbours will be thanking you!
Did you know that reducing heat loss through your window and doors is actually one of the best ways to keep your house hot and your energy bills low? It’s true!
This makes your shutters a good investment from the moment they are fitted! Our shutters are installed tightly to fit any window which also lowers outdoor noise, perfect for anyone living in a busy area.
Unlike curtains, shutters are made to fit your window and can perfectly compliment any window shape.
Shutters are the ideal window dress when you want to have adequate light control and privacy but wish to retain the shape of your window.
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.
Trust us, shaped window shutters is one of the most sought after products on our ENTIRE website!!
Our shaped window shutters are available in a composite of MDF panels, ABS louvres and an MDF frame.
The result is a resilient yet highly workable material which looks beautiful once finished with your chosen paint. Speaking of finishes, we have 18 different colours to choose from, so you will easily be able to find something that suits your home’s particular colour scheme.
Can Be Paired with Other Coverings
Shutters are a good investment on their own, however, to suit your own needs you can even pair them with curtains or blinds!
For aesthetics, shutters can be paired with curtains to add colour, texture and increase the appearance of your windows.
To maximise the appearance of your window, you should mount a curtain rod at the same height but buy curtains that are a few inches wider than the window frame. This will make it appear as if the window is taller and wider! Perfect.
For practicality, some rooms such as bedrooms and nurseries require extra light protection especially in the sunny summer months. For this, we would recommend pairing your shutters with a blackout blind. This allows you to keep the aestheticism of your shutters whilst increasing the level of darkness when it matters the most.
Easy to Maintain
No fancy cleaners or special equipment, for those low maintenance homeowners out there, shutters are KING!
If you are looking for a low maintenance window covering, then look no further as window shutters require small amounts of cleaning to maintain.
Most blinds will need cleaning with a normal microfibre cloth to remove any dust, using a soft new toothbrush to gently remove dirty bits from the corners. If you are really pushing for time, just slip a (clean) sock onto your hand and run it between the slats.
Shutters are a good investment if you are a busy person who needs simple and easy maintenance solutions in your home.
Shutters are a hazard free window covering which is perfect for people who have children or pets in the home.
As shutters do not have any dangling fabric, or long cords hanging from the window, they are a safer choice for any window accessible to your children or pets.
Since they can provide great privacy control, it is also ideal for bedrooms and playrooms where you may want higher privacy levels.
Due to the previously mentioned ease of maintenance, they are also a good choice to avoid collecting dust or allergens in the air.
Finding your Perfect Blinds or Shutters
Are you looking for your perfect shutters?
There’s something for everyone here at Fraser James Blinds, with a wide variety of fabrics, designs, finishes, and colours to choose from, offering quality that simply cannot be matched by off-the-shelf solutions. Just check out this stunning review!
“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.”
Fraser James Blinds stock and supply a range of fantastic shutters to suit any home. All of our products are made from the highest quality materials and components, and our experienced team will work closely with you to find the perfect window dressing for any room in your home, designed around your specific needs.