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When shopping for new furnishings for your home, depending on who you share your home with, you’ll want to make sure your new additions are going to be loved by everyone! We all know plantation shutters offer plenty of benefits, but they’re also super diverse in the styles and type of people that they can suit. From bright and bold colours in your children’s bedroom, neutral whites and beiges to complement your existing living room décor to pastel shades creating a relaxing atmosphere in your bathroom, ideal for anybody unwinding at the end of the day. Shutters work well for every member of the family!

Getting the right window treatment in a child’s bedroom is important – it could potentially make all the difference in how much sleep kids get and consequently parents too! You’re going to need something that blocks out any light and potential noise disturbances, so you can eliminate any chance of little ones stirring during the night. A  set of our window shutters have you covered. Built from thick quality materials, light and noise is blocked out so no matter the time, simply adjust your shutters to darken the room. You can even choose specific black-out shutters, designed to create the perfect environment for your very important sleep. With such a variety of bright colours available, you can choose a colour that your child or grandchild will love, perhaps a lighter shade they can grow up with, or a striking colour that will add a pop of fun to their room! Unlike blinds that use cords to open and close, shutters are much safer to have around younger kids as they are cordless, also making them easy to open and close.

For the teens getting home from school, or parents coming back after a busy day at work, there’s nothing better than coming home, flopping on the sofa to get comfy for the rest of the evening. Purchasing living room shutters creates the perfect cosy atmosphere so you can easily unwind. With complete control over the amount of light that can come in, you can adjust the slats to darken or brighten the room. Shutters are also extremely easy to care for, so for those busy parents trying to juggle everything, giving your shutters a quick wipe down doesn’t add to the stress of house chores! Not only do shutters provide light control and easy maintenance -they also look fantastic in any home style.

Families looking for long term, durable transformations will appreciate a set of quality window shutters. When you buy a set of premium shutters you’re investing in a high quality, sturdy product – unlike curtains or blinds, plantation shutters will last you years – and no matter their age, as long as they’re well looked after your interior shutters will still look as fabulous as the day you got them. Shutters are perfect for busy families who might not have the time nor funds to spend on redecorating or restyling their homes. Plus, shutters act as a barrier to cold drafts, containing the heat inside the house, which will be a big money-crunching benefit in the winter.

So, by purchasing a set of shutters, no matter where you put them in your house everyone in the family will be able to enjoy them and the benefits they bring. Both children and adults are bound to love them! If you think your family would benefit from some shutters in your home, then give us a call on 0800 9700 800 and we would love to chat with you about your options!

Popularised during the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian eras, the roots of the classic terraced row house go as far back as the 16th century. From split-level flats in central London to whole houses in high streets and suburbs around the country, this style of housing has become a mainstay in British life, providing all the security and flexibility of a family home while continually providing an excellent use of space in populated areas.

Bay windows are a feature that has made Victorian properties such a firm favourite in the world of housing, but it can also present challenges when it comes to finding a window solution that enhances the design. However, shutters are a great option that will complement bay windows whilst providing many practical benefits.

If you are wondering what plantation shutters will work best for your Victorian row house, please see answers to the most asked questions below.

What window solution will work best on bay windows?

Plantation shutters are the most stylish and compact option for bay windows. A mainstay of Victorian-era decoration, full-height, tier-on-tier and café-style shutters will complement the building’s architecture and provide versatility in the home whilst giving the space a clean and minimal look.

Why are plantation shutters the best option for bay windows?

There are many reasons why made to measure plantation shutters make the perfect partner for Victorian bay windows. Firstly, they are made to measure and easy to install, which eliminates the problem of curtains or blinds that may not measure up perfectly with your windows.

In addition to this, shutters will offer ultimate flexibility in the home that will allow you to live comfortably. Whether your Victorian row house is on a main road with lots of nosy passers-by or you experience outdoor noise entering your home, plantation shutters are a natural choice that will offer unrivalled privacy, noise insulation, light control and more whilst adding to the aesthetics of the space.

Can I have plantation shutters anywhere in the home?

Yes you can! While many people look for shutters to make a beautiful centrepiece for the living room, they remain a great choice for any room. Full-height shutters work beautifully on French windows, for example, while café-style shutters are a great choice in a bathroom or kitchen.

At Shutterly Fabulous, we are committed to the health and safety of our customers, shutter specialists and our staff.

 

Now, more than ever, we must focus on making our homes a safe, positive environment for our loved ones. Unless you are shielding or self-isolating, our in-home consultations and shutter installations are permitted within the most recent government guidelines announced in December 2020. We will continue to ensure that when we visit, we will follow these safety measures and precautions:

  • We will come prepared with face mask, boot covers/indoor shoes, anti-bac and gloves where required.
  • All equipment will be cleaned prior and any rubbish/packaging taken away.
  • We will always observe a 2m distance.
  • Please leave all internal doors that we may walk through open, so they do not need to touch door handles.
  • If you wish for us to use an alternative entrance or adhere to any additional measures please do let us know.

Should you or any of your family/household show symptoms or be within the extremely vulnerable category we would recommend postponing your home visit, but you can continue to be inspired by the fabulous homes we have fitted our quality plantation shutters to by flicking through our brochure.

If you’d like us to call you either straight away or when the time is right, and book an appointment with one of our expert shutter specialists please use this form.

Stay safe and stay fabulous,

The Shutterly Fabulous Team

 

Appointments

 

Q: I’d like to book an appointment, can I still do this? 

You can, unless you’re shielding just complete the appointment form and we’ll be in touch to arrange an appointment for you. If either you or our Shutter Expert feels that the appointment should be postponed, we will contact you immediately – the health of our Customers and our Staff comes first.

 

If you prefer to wait for a home visit, you can order one of our brochures to get inspiration and details of the products we offer, or alternatively send us in photos of your windows and we can advise you on possible designs and give you a ballpark figure.

 

Q: I have an appointment already booked in, how do I cancel this?

If you need to cancel an appointment, please call us on 0800 9 700 800

 

Orders and quotes

 

Q: I’d like to order Shutterly Fabulous shutters, will there be a delay with my order?

If you’ve already had a consultation and you have received your quote from us you can go ahead and order your shutters! They’re expertly crafted and take 10 – 12 weeks to be manufactured and delivered to the UK. You’ll receive an email once your order has been made and is ready to be shipped, signalling when it’s an estimated 5 weeks away. By such time we’d hope that the UK is in a more positive position so our shutter specialists can service installations again.

Our shutters are manufactured in China, where the outlooking is far more positive and our state of the art facilities are all business as usual.

If you have any concerns about placing your order, or you wish to discuss the specifics of your quote, please contact our team who are on hand to help in any way they can.

 

Q: I’ve ordered Shutterly Fabulous shutters, will there be a delay fitting them?

We are now installing shutters again, subject to strict safety measures and precautions. Your shutters will arrive at the port in the UK where they’ll be safely stored until you are happy for us to come into your home. Once an appointment is made the installation will proceed and your new shutters will be installed promptly

 

Q: Can I cancel the order I have with Shutterly Fabulous?

All of our shutters are made to measure, to your design specifications. Once your deposit payment has been received you have a window of 24 hours to cancel your order before it is submitted to our factory. Please be assured that we are doing all we can to get your shutters to you as soon as possible, and as soon as it’s safe to do so.

 

About us

 

Q: Can I still contact Shutterly Fabulous?

Absolutely! We still have a dedicated team on hand to answer any questions you may have. Call us on 0800 9 700 800 or email us at hello@shutterlyfabulous.com

Nothing quite beats that feeling of a fresh new set of our classic plantation shutters. Beautiful, stylish and practical on any window type, they truly are the best choice in window treatment. But with such a wide range of colours on offer sometimes it’s a good idea to go simple and choose a classic white window shutter. Take a look at our tips below for an idea of where is best to put white window shutters in your home!

beautiful white bay window shutters

A great factor to consider is the reflective properties choosing white for your window shutters will bring. For example, full-height white shutters on your living room windows, easily increase light as the sun bounces off the white reflecting back into the room. Tilt the shutter louvres to adjust the amount of light flowing in and you can really maximise the amount of sunlight the room will receive. This makes white shutters a great feature in larger rooms such as the living room, as well as smaller darker rooms which could benefit from a little more sunshine.

Whether your home interior is super colourful, to more of a minimalistic appearance, due to their neutral colouring, white plantation shutters certainly won’t be out of place! This makes them a great option for an everchanging style, no matter the changes you bring to your home a clean white shutter will look fantastic on your windows.

White window shutters are a fantastic contrast for darker coloured rooms, making your windows a statement in themselves. This works great for brighter bolder colours like blues or oranges! Equally, they are a beautiful complement to an already more minimalist home, flowing well with white or pastel tones. The options are limitless!

All of our shutters are made from great quality durable materials. Combine this with a classic colour and your window treatment will last for years: a completely timeless look, that unlike curtains, won’t go out of season.

Speak to one of our shutter experts to discuss how a timeless white shutter will work for your, or book an appointment here!

Investing in shutters is an exciting time, but it is essential to know the current lead time for shutters to avoid disappointment, especially if they need to be installed before a special event such as Christmas!

If you wish to get shutters for Christmas, or shutters for Easter, we have placed below all the necessary information you need to know before you decide to place your order.

 

What are the manufacturing and current delivery times for shutters?

Once you have placed your order and we have confirmation of the invoice details, your beautiful bespoke, and affordable shutters will take approximately 10-12 weeks. It is important to know that lead times may be longer if the bespoke nature of your shutters are a bit more complicated (like special shapes and custom colours) or if you place your order around significant dates like Chinese New Year.

If you are at the stage where your shutters have already been manufactured, the next step will be the delivery to our headquarters. This exciting stage means that one of our friendly team members will contact you to book in your installation.

Just to note, if you are booking 3-4 months before a special occasion such as Christmas or Easter, but want it in time, you can choose our Express shipping option. This delivery choice will bring the lead time down to 6-8 weeks and the extra cost will be just £42 per sq m.

 

Fitting the shutters

Once your shutters arrive at the port in the UK, they will be safely stored until you are happy for us to come to your home to install them. Our Shutterly Fabulous staff will be more than happy to organise a fitting appointment for you, and once this is in the diary, we will proceed to install your new shutters.

 

Shutters for Easter

 

Is COVID-19 affecting lead times at all?

The delivery time for shutters are still 10-12 weeks to be manufactured and delivered to the UK, and you will be kept in the loop throughout the process. 5 weeks before your shutters are due to arrive you will receive an email that will let you know that your order has been manufactured and is ready to be shipped. Read more about coronavirus and your shutters here.

 

If you have any concerns about placing your order, or you wish to discuss the specifics of your quote, please contact our team who are on hand to help in any way they can.

Interior window shutters are a practical and stylish addition to the home that will provide light control, privacy, safety for kids and more. However, when going through the design process, differentiating between the various shutter slat sizes can feel confusing.

To help you find the right shutter louvre size for your window, we have put together an informative guide below.

 

Which shutter slat size should I choose for my window?

 

What shutter slat sizes does Shutterly Fabulous offer?

To ensure there is variety, we offer four different slat sizes: 64mm, 76mm, 89mm and 114mm. The different sizes available allows for all tastes and practical requirements to be met.

 

Does the shutter slat size affect privacy and light?

The 64mm and 76mm slats are perfect for reducing the flow of light. Choosing one of the smaller sizes means that there will be more shutter slats within the panels, which in turn, will allow slightly less light into a room. However, if you’re looking to increase natural light, opt for larger slats (89mm or 114mm). The wider louvre design means that when the shutters are open more light will be able to enter the home.

If privacy is a significant factor, both shutters provide this, but the smaller slats will offer a bit more coverage on the window due to there being extra slats on the panels.

 

Which shutter slat size should I choose for my window?

 

What works best in contemporary and period homes?

Wider shutter louvres make a statement and will enhance a modern home. Providing a streamlined look that will complement other aspects of the room, shutters with a larger slat size will lend itself nicely to a contemporary space. If you live in a period home that holds a lot of character and traditional architecture, opt for the smaller slats that will contribute to the feel of the room.

 

What shutter slat size works with large and small windows?

If you are looking to dress a small window, opt for shutters with a smaller slat size for a clean and balanced finish. When dressing larger windows, wider louvres will work best. Covering a large amount of space, bigger shutter slat sizes will achieve a proportional clean-cut look.

If you are unsure about what will work best in your home, our shutter experts will be able to give you professional advice and assistance with your choice. Book your free appointment here.

 

Which shutter slat size should I choose for my window?

 

Will the louvre size restrict my shutter style choice?

The different slat sizes will work with all of our shutter styles. So, you’ll have the freedom to choose Full Height, Café Style,or Tier-on-Tier without any issues.

 

To see how the different sizes will look in your home, we are offering a free no-obligation appointment with a specialist who will be able to seamlessly guide you through the different options and offer their knowledge on what will look best in your space. Book your free appointment here.

An introduction to plantation shutters

People’s perception of shutters is very much determined by whether they have them installed in their home, or if they don’t. Our customers have rated us as ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot, with feedback constantly revolving around what an incredible impact shutters have had on their home, how visitors have commented on them and how amazing they look. Shutters are a true statement piece in any interior space.

Plantation shutters worth the money - Shutterly Fabulous

This article is designed to give those who don’t own shutters some serious inspiration to invest in them. Hopefully you know from walking down residential streets that they look fantastic from the outside. But what about the other benefits you might not know of. Are plantation shutters worth the money they cost? Are they energy efficient? And do they actually add value to your property? Let us answer these burning questions for you and arm you with the knowledge to go ahead and get plantation shutters installed in your home.

 

Are plantation shutters worth the money?

There’s a simple answer to this question, and it’s ‘yes’. Shutters are more expensive than curtains or blinds but they’re a totally different proposition. Made to measure and constructed using the finest quality, long-lasting hardwood, they’re totally bespoke to your windows or doors. Not only that, but we’ve designed a large selection of styles, materials and colours to cater to your specific needs and tastes. By being a more permanent addition to the home, shutters become a part of your interior style and can be passed onto the next inhabitants, meaning they’ve got the potential to add value to your property. More on that later.

Plantation shutters by Shutterly Fabulous

Here at Shutterly Fabulous we work with some of the UK’s finest craftsmen and shutter experts who’ll visit you at home to measure your windows and offer expert advice on what will work for you. They’ll return later to install the shutters and are backed up by a dedicated and passionate support team in the office. We’ve been in business since 2002 and now service the whole of the UK, so thousands upon thousands of people already believe that plantation shutters are indeed worth the money!

 

Do plantation shutters add value to a property?

 Again, the short answer here is a resounding ‘yes’. By being considered part of the fixtures and fittings, they aren’t so different to converting to double glazed windows, adding a pristine new coat of paint or installing spotlights, all elements that add value. By smartening up the exterior look of a home they add that all-important kerb appeal. On the inside, they can create a look and style in a room all on their own, for far less than an extension or new kitchen. Their simplicity is appealing to buyers. By installing shutters on all street-facing windows you can achieve that sought-after matching look across the front of the home, another eye-catching element that will draw potential buyers to your property over others. And for blocks of flats, shutters can help to distinguish a property, another appealing trait for buyers.

 

Are plantation shutters worth the money

Are plantation shutters energy efficient?

You know the drill by now! Our shutters are made from solid hardwood and when fully closed create an added layer of insulation between the outside world and your home. Fitted securely to a window or door frame, they block draughts that can penetrate curtains or blinds, reducing heat loss and also your energy bills. So, not only will your shutters help your home feel warmer, but there’s a good chance you’ll actually see your energy bills go down. How’s that for an energy efficient investment?

Are plantation shutters for keeps?

Tier on tier shutters Shutterly Fabulous

Poonam Sharma with her tier on tier shutters 

Definitely! Another positive about plantation shutters is how effortlessly they straddle trends across the years. Poonam Sharma, who edits the Modern Luxe blog, adores her tier on tier shutters. “I’m not sure if this is a good thing or not,” says Poonam, “but I get bored quite quickly and have a tendency to refurbish rooms in our house on an ongoing basis. And if we’d opted for fabric blinds or curtains, I think I would’ve got bored by now. But, I have to say we’ve never grown weary of our shutters. We have them in all our windows at the front of the house, making it look more uniform (first impressions and all that!). They’re the one thing in the house I wouldn’t change. They’re elegant, modern and timeless. We’ve had them for almost 10 years and absolutely love them. So whilst I think about changing wall colours, furniture etc, the shutters are definitely here to stay.

Conclusion

Ready to get the ball rolling with one of the best investments you can make for your home? Great! Book a free home appointment by clicking here. Or if you’d prefer a quick quote over the phone, simply have your rough window measurements to hand and give us a call. The team are in the office six days a week until 6pm (4pm on Saturdays). Now that’s what we call Fabulous.

Walk down any leafy suburban street and chances are you’ll be struck by the enviable beauty of shutters adorning many of the windows. See how much of an impact they make on bay windows in particular. After all, no window dressing looks quite as classy or stylish in a bay as shutters.

But just how much do those bay window shutters cost? Are they more expensive than shutters for a standard window? And what different shutter styles are available for bay windows?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, helping you make an informed decision about investing in bay window shutters for your home.

 

The benefits of shutters for bay windows

Let’s start with the most important one – shutters instantly transform a bay window. They add a level of elegance, class and style that no other window dressing can. From the outside, your home will be the envy of those who pass it – indeed, research has shown that shutters add not only curb appeal but can actually increase the value of your property. On the inside, you’ll smile from ear to ear every time you walk into a room with shutters. Seriously – they have that impact on an interior space and can create a style all by themselves.

Aesthetics aside, shutters help to insulate large bay windows and keep the heat in during the colder months, saving you money on your heating bills. They can also help reduce the noise levels coming in from the street outside. They’re the most versatile window dressing available for a bay too, as you can keep the slats closed for privacy and darkness or open them to let light flood in through those grand windows.

 

Are bay window shutters expensive?

We’ll be upfront with you – owing to their size and the fact that they are priced by the square metre, bay window shutters aren’t cheap, per se. But neither is their cost prohibitive compared with other home improvements you might want to make. Think of shutters as an investment, not just for your bay windows but for your home (remember what we said about them increasing the value of a property).

Ours are completely bespoke as they’re measured and fitted to your exact window specifications by an expert craftsman. You won’t have to lift a finger – we’ll take care of everything for you from the consultation right through to the fitting and beyond. What’s more, all our shutters come with a 5-year guarantee although if looked after they’ll last in perfect condition for far, far longer. And think of the money you’ll save on your heating bills too!

For a quick, straight forward quote contact our team with the approximate measurements of your windows or book yourself in for a free, no obligations measure and survey.

 

What different shutter styles are available and how much do they cost?

Our bay window shutters are available in four shutter styles – full height, tier on tier, cafe style and solid.

Full height shutters cover the entirety of your bay window with a contemporary slatted appearance. Ditto with tier on tier shutters, the only difference being that the shutters are split into a top and bottom section that can be operated independently of one another. Cafe style shutters cover just the bottom half of a bay window, making them a great option if you’re looking to keep costs down, whereas solid shutters are, as the name suggests, non-slatted solid sections of wood. They are popular in Georgian properties with very tall bay windows, such as those seen in Bath or Edinburgh, although are slightly more expensive than our slatted offerings. A shutter specialist will discuss which style will look best with your bay windows when they visit your home.

 

Do bay window shutters cost more than standard windows?

The amount you’ll pay for your shutters is determined by the size of your window. Bays, by virtue of having multiple windows, tend to be more expensive to fit shutters to than a standard single window. All of our shutters are priced by the square metre and your shutter specialist will give you a no-obligation quote when visiting you to measure up.

 

What’s the most inexpensive shutter you offer?

All of our shutters are handcrafted using the highest quality sustainable hardwood. Talk to your shutter specialist about our Classic Poplar range which is the most affordable shutter that we offer. Cafe style shutters, as in those that cover just the bottom half of a window, present an even more affordable option owing to their reduced square meterage. They ensure that privacy is maintained, whilst enabling light to flood in through the uncovered upper portion of your bay window and most importantly, offer a seriously stylish, contemporary look.

 

Examples of bay windows with shutters

Don’t take our word for it – see for yourself how incredible shutters look in bay windows here. Here are some of our personal favourites we’ve measured and installed over the years.

Plantation shutters for living room by Shutterly Fabulous

Photo: Abi Dare’s Bristol home

Photo: Jasmin’s Sussex home

Photo: Poonam’s Sussex home

Hopefully we’ve inspired you to go ahead and book an appointment with one of our shutter specialists to talk about shutters for your bay window. You can do that by clicking here. If you’re not ready for a home visit just yet, why not give us a call with your rough window measurements for a quick quote over the phone? We’re open six days a week and the team are in the office from 9am-6pm on weekdays, 10am-4pm on Saturdays. Happy shuttering!

If you liked this post, read our Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Bay Window

Tips for Successful Shutters in your Kitchen-Diner

Plantation shutters are the absolute best choice for window dressing in a kitchen. The ability to clean quickly, alongside their durability and functionality, gives many benefits over curtains or even blinds. So what style of shutter is best for your room?

Kitchen Shutters

As the Jona Lewie song suggests, the kitchen is one of the most lived in rooms and the centre of focus of the house. Whether it’s an old friend passing by and popping in for a quick cup of tea, to finding people ‘in the kitchen at parties’, you’ll need to make your kitchen into a workable yet pleasant area.

Plantation shutters are the absolute best choice for window dressing in a kitchen. The ability to clean quickly, alongside their durability and functionality, gives many benefits over curtains or even blinds. So what style of shutter is best for your room?

As shown in the feature picture above, many kitchen/diners have doors leading onto patios or the garden. Shutters for patio doors are absolutely perfect, working especially well in recessed kitchen windows as in this case. In this modern kitchen design, wide slats with concealed push rods have been used to create a clean look.

 

In this dining area shown above, café style shutters have been utilised to create privacy in this ground floor area. When thinking about dining room window ideas, café style is often the ‘go-to’ choice, as privacy can be kept – while still allowing maximum light into your room. These wooden kitchen shutters have been matched to the grey colouring of the lights to create a subtle, yet flowing look in the room.

 

 

Our final tip, in kitchens like this first floor flat, windows are often smaller and inset to the room. These make a perfect area to have some fun with colour. Make your kitchen ‘pop’ using a bright shade and make your shutters the focal point of the room. Not only does this make for an interesting design, it can also take focus of counter-tops – meaning you can utilise that space with more items without your kitchen appearing too ‘busy’.

 

Discover more tips on Kitchen Window Shutters with Shutterly Fabulous.

For any parent, the safety and well-being of your child is of the utmost significance – and no-where is this more important than within the home.

 

Childs

 

For any parent, the safety and well-being of your child is of the upmost significance – and no-where is this more important than within the home. However, with more and more children now staying inside, most parents want to ensure that their children are playing in a comfortable and happy environment – for example, keeping out the light on long summer evenings and bright mornings (helping to avoid interruption to sleep), as well as ensuring safety when they are playing unattended.

 

Shutters are one way to appease these sorts of concerns. With a simple manoeuvre of the slats you can manage issues such as heat, light and privacy – especially in overlooked urban homes. Moreover, the lack of dangling chords means they are one of the safest options of window treatments – eliminating potentially risky choking hazards. Furthermore, as they are so easy to keep clean (with a simple dusting or wipe of a cloth) they are perfect for the growing numbers of children with dust allergies. You can read more Child Safety on the BBSA’s website.

 

Shutterly Fabulous can make sure that you can find the perfect window treatment for your child-friendly space. And with our colour matching service, you’ll be able to choose from a range of colours and designs – finding the perfect fit for your child’s room.

 

Please note that the Rainbow Shutters featured incur a surcharge, costing approximately 3 times more than regular white shutters, this is due to the complexity of the manufacturing process involved.

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