Plantation Shutters To The Rescue in Sydenham

Cafe Style Shutters in a Living Room
Plantation Shutters To The Rescue in Sydenham

A familiar friend called out for our help in this recent project in the south west of London in the wonderful family area of Sydenham. Red Property Services had a client in need of help with a huge square bay window that was causing problems for their privacy in their living room. No problem at all for our expert squad. With that being said, this property already had shutters installed but they were looking a little sad and damaged so instead of repairing them, we refitted the entire window and now it’s looking incredible.

When it came to this family home in particular, their client’s living room window was a very short distance from the pavement, meaning that a string of nosey onlookers is always a probability. This meant that privacy was a high priority on their list of needs for a window dressing option. But they also wanted to make sure that there was always access to a good amount of natural light.

Backed up with this info from the folks at Red Property Services, one of our expert in house surveyors went out to visit the property to give his best opinion of what options they should go for.

No doubt, if privacy with access to natural light is what they wanted, then Café Style was definitely the best option for them as it covers the lower half of the window frame allowing for the sun to shine through the top half. Just as they had it before.

When it came to their choice of shutter material, Red Property Services went for our most cost-effective option of MDF which stands tall among our client's choices for its sturdiness and traditional appearance with a smooth finish and durable nature. This smooth finish makes the MDF option one of the easiest in our range to keep clean and its incredible durability it's resistant to cracking, fading, warping and chipping. Just as all of our shutter materials are. 

Shutters are becoming more and more popular throughout London and we found a perfect example of how the trend has been spreading. Red Property Service’s client wanted to have the same look like their neighbours all along the street making for a lovely utilitarian aesthetic to the area. With that, they went for the Classic size slat of 64mm and Pure White colour for the panels which gave of a very traditional look which our clients love.


With the shutters looking stunning on the outside of the house, they also look perfect alongside the brightness of the interiors. Especially since the previous shutters were out of line, the beast has certainly become the beauty of this home.

Once the choices had all been locked in, their order was sent off to our manufacturers and a few short weeks later, they're especially made to measure interior window shutters arrived at our home in Battersea. All packed and ready for our professionally trained fitting team to cart off through West Norwood and Dulwich and to the property where they had their new shutters up in no time.   

So, what do you think? Would you have kept the same designs, or would you have gone for something a little different? Plantation shutters are the perfect choice for any busy family as they are durable, easy to maintain, offer privacy, light control and of course are very stylish! For all your plantation shutter queries please call us now on 020 8871 9222 or email our friendly team today.

Job specs:

  • Material(s): 
    Craftwood MDF Shutters
  • Style(s): 
    Café Style
  • Room(s): 
    Living room
  • Range(s): 
    Classic (64mm)
  • Tilt rod style(s): 
    Contemporary (hidden)
  • Finish(es): 
    White & off-white


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Fozia - Review left on Trustpilot

Very good. Fantastic quality and fit. Very prof. Also arrived a few weeks earlier then quoted. Will buy for the next home also.

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Julia - Review left on Trustpilot

I love my new blinds. They are high quality, look beautiful and were at the most competitive price. The fitters were also very polite and efficient.

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Stephen - Review left on Google

Plantation shutters visited my flat 20 January 2022 to measure, discuss slat size and material, and give me a free estimate which I was happy with.