Plantation shutters are normally associated with window dressings but did you know they also can be a great option for dressing glass doors, such as french or patio doors? In a recent lifestyle fitting, we assisted our customer in achieving a seamless window and patio door dressing in Camberwell.
Located in south London, Camberwell is primarily a built up residential area but is also known for being a thriving cultural and arts scene with increasingly more coffee bars and restaurants popping up. The area is home to Camberwell College of Arts and South London Gallery, an internationally acclaimed contemporary art gallery.
Camberwell based client initially sought shutters after a recommendation from a neighbour, who also had their shutters fitted by our trusted team. Being on the ground floor of a busy street, the client was after a window and a patio door dressing that would solve privacy concerns yet also something stylish. Moreover, living in a modern apartment, they required a design which was modern enough to fit with their building style. Shutters were clearly the answer with their sleek and practical design.
After consultation with one of expert surveyors, clients choose to install full height shutters combined with a mid rail, which is used for stabilising the shutters for larger areas. Installing full height shutters means that the whole area is covered by the shutter for optimal privacy. The design for their patio door to enable easy access outside our fitting team installed a bi-folding track system, which means that the multiple panels can fold back to each side. There is also a bi-pass option available; where panels can be slide one behind another to either one of both sides, depending on your preference.
The material used was Craftwood MDF, one of our most popular options. This product is cost-effective but doesn’t compromise on quality, and with a dense, durable finish it is a great option for high traffic areas as it is resistant to chipping, cracking and fading. MDF is available in 5 colour finishes; our clients chose to go with pure white, which blended in with the rest of the colour palette of their home.
Our clients were suggested to go with our Modern Lifestyle range. This option boasts bigger slat sizes, which delivers a clean and minimalistic finish that complement the contemporary feel of the client’s home. Furthermore, the larger louvre size means that when open, plenty of light pours through into the room whilst not compromising privacy.
Plantation Shutters Ltd
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