Plantation shutters have been around for hundreds of years and they intend to stick around for hundreds more. Back in 2015 shutters were classed as Britain’s number one window dressing choice and sales have been continuing to rise four years later with no intention of slowing down.
According to Google Trends, the search for shutters has been fluctuating each month but on a steady incline as a whole since 2015. Although it may have plateaued in the last year, that doesn’t mean it is going out of style any time soon. We think this is because although you often see Instagram influences showing off their beautifully styled homes with shutters in the background, it could also be because shutters are fit for any home and budget.
Plantation shutters may be popular but what are the benefits of them. The benefits are endless. Shutters allow you to control the amount of privacy, especially for road facing rooms, and light control in the home with the size of the slats, the position you open them to and also the style you choose. Alongside that, they also provide an element of security and act as great insulators helping to reduce your energy bills. Plantation shutters also add value to your home as they help the home stand out from others and match any décor, so the new occupants won’t need to change the window coverings to match their interior style.
Another thing that is making plantation shutter so desirable is that they are so easy to maintain. When it comes to cleaning day all you will need is either a soft clean cloth or the feather duster you get with your purchase from us and wipe down the shutter panels and louvres. Avoid using any abrasive cleaners as it can damage the paintwork or stain.