When it comes to the windows and doors in your home, there are so many different ways that you can cover them. The various types of window coverings to choose from all have their own sets of pros and cons, but custom shutters truly rise above the rest for a number of reasons.
Limitless Customization Options
From choosing the color of your shutters, the material, the configuration, the shape, and even the size of the slats… the possibilities are nearly endless! We offer shutters that are made-to-order from some of the best factories in the UK. Custom fabrication ensures that you’re getting exactly what you want and need.
With retailers, their supply and stock are quite limited because they have to stock up on the most popular styles which doesn’t leave a lot of room for nuance or creativity.
Retailers also have seasonality to deal with. You could find something that looks alright, spend some time thinking about it and shopping around, only to go back in a month or two to discover that style you chose is no longer even available. We offer the same styles all year round, and we have so many more options to choose from than you’ll find anywhere else.
The best part? We’re dedicated to making the purchasing process as easy as possible for you. We’ll help you understand all of the choices and what they all mean. When you reach out to us to book an appointment, we’ll lead you through the process and answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, here is just a small sample of some of the choices you’ll make when shopping for custom plantation shutters.
Choosing a Material for Made to Measure Shutters UK
Wooden shutters offer a timeless elegance that looks great in every home. Do you want to show off the wood, or paint over it? Are you looking for a lighter wood, or something dark? These are all things to keep in mind.
A small difference in the material can have a big influence on the outcome, and we can help you visualize it and understand the differences. Poplar is a good choice for shutters, it’s a lighter wood but it looks very expensive. If you’re thinking of going with a stained hardwood, we recommend elm for its grain pattern and durability.
Something else to consider is that you can go with larger slats or smaller louvred slats. This is yet another small detail that has a huge effect on how your shutters will look once they’re installed.
The Colour Sets the Tone
The colour of your plantation shutters makes the first impression. The colour helps determine whether they blend in perfectly and complement your room, or whether they stand out.
The style and shape also play a big role in this, but it’s the colour that immediately directs the eye around the room. In some rooms, bright and bold will stand out the most but in a room that already has several accent pieces, sometimes a more subdued style can speak even louder.
We’re looking forward to guiding you through our extensive colour palette to choose the exact shade that will look great in your home to accomplish your interior design goals.
Custom-Made Arched Window Shutters
If you have any doors or windows in your home with an arch above them, you already know how tricky it can be to find a perfect covering. A fixed piece of fabric is annoying to clean and doesn’t give you any control over the light flow. Curtains on curved rods look kind of odd. There’s a better option.
Arched window shutters address all of the issues that other styles of coverings have. They’re adjustable, customizable, and they’ll match the shutters below them perfectly.
Not only are plantation shutters great for rectangular or square windows and doorways, but they’re perfect for windows that don’t have a standard shape. Custom shutters for windows can be fabricated to fit just about any size window in your home.
Other Unique Shapes
We’ve crafted and installed shutters for diamond-shaped windows (No, unfortunately you can’t just turn a square shutter sideways, the slats still need to run parallel to the floor.) It creates such an amazing contrast that people who see them will wish they had windows in this shape.
Odd-shaped windows are no problem for us. Blinds work very poorly in odd-shaped windows, which gives shutters the opportunity to shine. You could use curtains, but then you’re losing sight of your unique window and it defeats the purpose.
Plantation shutters are perfect for odd-shaped windows because they are fully functional. You can open and close the slats after customizing them to suit your window perfectly. Gone are the days where homeowners have to feel intimidated about trying to cover their unique shaped windows.
Custom Shutters for Doors
The doors in your home deserve love too. If you have glass doors, sliding doors, french patio doors, or anything similar then you’ll definitely want to consider shutters for many of the same reasons we’ve already mentioned.
Shutters on your doors will allow you to block the flow of light, or let the light pass through. You can also adjust your shutter to let in the perfect amount of sunshine. Most door covers allow you to allow all of it or none of it. If you want privacy, you can’t just have bare glass panes, and that’s why shutters are such a great option.
What’s Next? How Does the Ordering Process Work?
We’ve spent a lot of time to ensure that our ordering process is as smooth as possible. We don’t expect you to be a shutter expert or to have any prior knowledge, that’s our job, not yours. It’s also our job to make sure that you understand all of your choices and what to expect from the entire process.
We’re here to help from the moment you decide to reach out to us until the final screw is turned and your new shutters are successfully installed in your home.
When you book an appointment with us, we’ll come to your home and explain all of the nuances of shutter installation in the UK. We’ll go over things like:
- The shape of your windows or doorways and making sure we get an accurate measurement
- Extra features like unique color choices and avoiding any obstacles
- A smooth and carefree installation
The free home-visit allows us to measure your windows for you, show you all of the customization options we have available, and to answer any questions you have about made to measure shutters in the UK.
Get a Personalized Quote
From custom shutters for doors and arches, custom west end shutters, shutters for regular windows and everything in between… if you want to learn more, drop us an email using the form on this page or give us a phone call.