If you have a bay window, then you don’t need us to tell you how central they are to the character of any room. Large, arresting, and bright, they certainly aren’t the wallflower of the window world. But what is the best way to dress a bay window? Well, with shutters, obviously. But how much do bay window shutters cost? And what styles do they come in? We’ll answer all this and more in this blog. So, keep reading…
Why bay window shutters?
Let’s get the most obvious point out of the way first, shall we? Bay windows are a striking feature in any space, and they often dominate whichever room they’re in. As such, you need a window dressing which can match the energy and wow-factor of a bay window. Enter bay window shutters. However, shutters won’t just match your window, they’ll accentuate its best qualities. But that’s not all. Bay window shutters have plenty of other features to bring to the table:
- Made to the exact dimensions of your windows.
- Stylish and practical, their adjustable louvres grant maximum control over light and privacy.
- Energy efficient bay window shutters keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.
- Eye-catching shutters add extra kerb appeal to an already striking fixture
How much do bay window shutters cost?
Of course, when asking how much for a bay window shutter, the answer will very much depend on the dimensions of the window. We must be upfront and say that, owing to their size, bay windows are one of the most expensive spaces to shutter.
However, there are a couple of things to note before being put off by their price tag. Firstly, bay window shutters will actively save you money on energy bills. In fact, they could save you up to 15% across the year. Secondly, shutters have been known to add to the value of a home. This is because they’re a semi-permanent fixtures which can last for years or, in many cases, decades. Such a fixture is very appealing to potential buyers. So, if you are ever selling your home, a set of shutters or two will help bump up the asking price.
Bay window shutter styles
Their versatility is one of our favourite things about shutters. Full height shutters work on all types of bay windows but they’re particularly striking in smaller spaces. Café style shutters on the other hand, cover only the bottom section. This makes them the ideal window dressing for allowing lots of light in while still maintaining privacy.
For a mix of the two, tier-on-tier shutters are the perfect solution. While covering the whole of the window, the top and bottom sets of panels can be hinged independently, allowing for separate control. So, depending on which panels are opened out, they can function the same as full height or café style shutters.
Lastly there are solid panel shutters. Resembling the shutters of old much more than their slatted counterparts, they’re an ideal choice for more traditional décors or rooms in which you’d rather limit light exposure.
What about colours?
Much like our other products, bay window shutters are available in a range of colours and finishes, depending on which material you opt for. Our waterproof polyvinyl comes in a choice of Vivid White or Traffic White. Hardwood comes with a wider range of finishes. Colours range from the whitest whites to a Matte Black finish, with a variety of wood-stained finishes also on offer. If you’d like something a little more bespoke, why not opt for a custom colour? We can colour match to the Farrow & Ball Core Collection, Little Greene’s ‘Colours of England’, ‘Green’ and ‘Grey’ collection, Dulux Trade ‘colour palette’ range and RAL Classic colour chart.
Interested in bay window shutters?
If you would like to speak to one of our expert Shutter Specialists about your bay windows, then get in touch today. Request your free, no commitment home survey through our website and one of our team will be in touch to get you penciled in the diary. Or, if you have a more general question, feel free to email us on email@example.com. We can’t wait to hear from you.
If you liked this post, read our Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Bay Window.