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.

As stated above, plantation shutters can be used in any living space in your home. Whether it is your bedroom, living room, kitchen or bathroom, you will be able to find the perfect shutter for you. All of our shutters are made to measure so there is no need to worry if you have an oddly shaped or crooked window, our experienced surveyors and fitters will be able to fit our shutters to them. Although you are able to fit most simple windows yourself, we do recommend getting an expert in to measure and fit the more difficult windows such as bay or shaped windows.

As a result of shutters being a popular window covering choice, this means that there is an abundance of shutter companies available and how do you determine what one to go for? They are essentially all selling the same product at different prices and qualities. At Plantation Shutters, something we offer that other companies just can’t match is our expert experience. We have been in the shutter business for over 38 years making us the leading shutter supplier in the UK. We also have an inhouse team of experts that have been measuring and fitting with us for over 20 years offering you with a seamless, professional and hassle-free process, which is a rarity in the market.

We also offer a high-quality man-made product at an affordable price. We can also match any lower price for a like-for-like product. We cater to the whole of London as well as the South East of England.

So, if you are wanting to join the ever-growing trend and join our clients by putting your windows on the best-dressed list, then Plantation Shutters are the perfect choice for you. They are durable, easy to maintain, offer privacy, light control and perfectly adaptable for your family requirements. Have a browse through our shutter styles and lifestyle gallery. Keep an eye on our amazing product range and get in touch today, contact one of our friendly team, email or call us 020 8871 9222.