Full height shutters are a perfect choice for Children’s bedrooms. With full window coverage, they provide complete privacy and maximum light reduction.
The addition of a mid-rail gives these full height shutters the ability to close the lower slats to ensure privacy while leaving the upper slats open to allow natural light to fill this room.
This Traffic White shade creates a real sense of space in what can be the smallest of the rooms in your home, and the hidden rod ensures a clean finish for these classic 64mm slatted, full height shutters.By Shutter Type
As a homeowner, you want to know that the investments you put in will not only make your home a more enjoyable place to live, but that they will add that all-important kerb appeal. Whether you’re looking to make some money from your property in the near future or many years from now, there are a few easy and affordable ways to add value to your house without making major structural upgrades. Inadequate kerb appeal could lead to you getting on average £57,000 less than the asking price, so it’s important to maximise it wherever possible.
Here, we’ll run you through our top five affordable ways to increase your home’s kerb appeal and add value to your house. Including our very own affordable shutters!
1. Upgrade your front door
One of the quickest and most impactful ways of adding kerb appeal is to ensure your front door is as stylish and inviting as possible. It’s the first thing prospective buyers, in fact all guests, will see and sets a precedent for the rest of the home. Surveys have shown that signs of wear such as dirt, mould and peeling paint can put buyers off before they’ve set foot inside.
If you’re looking for a quick and affordable fix, give that front door a deep clean to get it looking sparkling. You could give your wooden door a new lick of paint, or change the colour altogether (red, blue and yellow are particularly striking shades). A new door might be an option too, together with a heavy duty custom knocker to add a sense of authority and uniqueness. Or you could go one step further and revamp the entire door frame, adding stained glass above it. Ditch that uPVC door and get a bit of wood involved, your wallet will thank you for it in the long run!
2. Book in a regular window clean
Gleaming windows tell the story of a home that has been cared for and looked after. Conversely, dirty windows do the opposite. It is easy and inexpensive to employ the services of a local window cleaner, who will pay regular visits to ensure your windows are kept looking as new as the day they were installed. Take a walk outside and notice how instantly the kerb appeal of your home is transformed, even if other elements are still to be addressed.
3. Freshen up those window frames
Window frames, especially wooden ones, can show signs of wear and tear that make a home’s exterior look tired and neglected. Ask your window cleaner to give the frames a bit of love too. Wooden window frames can suffer with problems associated with damp and rot, so replace any that are beyond repair. You could go for a new coat of paint, or even a new colour scheme altogether. You may have been drawn in by the allure of deep green or black window frames on certain houses, and they can certainly add a striking edge to the front of a property. Coordinate the colour with your front door for an even bigger impact.
4. Create an inviting front garden
As many as 67% of homeowners feel that a neat and tidy front garden will add kerb appeal to their home. Buyers coming to look at your property will be pleased to see that there’s not much to be done from an aesthetic point of view, whilst it creates a sense of warmth and invitation for all visitors. Simply keeping shrubs trimmed, pathways weed-free and adding large potted plants will do wonders. Chequered pathway tiles look particularly stylish, whilst you can simply cover worn out areas with gravel or shingle for a rustic yet tidy look.
5. Have us install beautiful affordable shutters on your windows
By their very nature as semi-permanent fixtures, affordable shutters are one of the best ways to add value to a house. Not only can they help the asking price, but they look incredible from the outside as well as inside. Our team of local shutter experts will measure your windows and provide you with sound advice on the best options for your windows, returning later to install your beautiful new shutters. We’ve been doing this for many years now, with thousands upon thousands of very happy homeowners, and there’s no window that we can’t make look fabulous.
If you’d like to get your home’s kerb appeal singing and dancing, then book a free, no obligation appointment with one of our local shutter expertsright here.
For many homeowners, light control is a top priority when choosing a window covering. Shutters are a great option that offers a near-blackout effect that will allow the home to feel like a true refuge from the outside world.
What options are there for blackout plantation shutters and what style is best suited?
The opaque nature of solid shutters means that they lend themselves to being great options when exploring how to best darken a room. Covering the entire expanse of the window when closed, solid shutters will prevent the majority of light from entering the space. To find out more about solid shutters, and how they differ from our regular slatted style, read our blog: ‘Louvered or solid shutters, what is the difference?’
If you are looking for shutters to darken a room, Full height shutters are also a great solution. Our louvred shutter slats overlap to ensure most light is successfully blocked out.
What are the benefits of blackout shutters?
Blackout window treatments can contribute to a more restful environment at home. Our window treatments provide privacy and darkness when the shutters and slats are closed.
Which rooms are blackout shutters best suited to?
Blackout interior shutters are best installed in light-sensitive rooms such as the bedroom or kids’ rooms. Bedroom shutters will allow any early morning sunlight or streetlights to be significantly reduced to allow for a restful night’s sleep without any disruptions.
Does the colour of shutter make a difference?
While our made-to-measure shutters will block out most light from the outside, opting for a darker shade when selecting shutters will enhance the darkening effect within the room once the shutters are closed. Our colour matching service allows for a paint choice which blends nicely into your interior, no matter the style.
Can blackout window shutters be an option for all windows no matter the size?
Absolutely. All of our shutters are custom made, so it doesn’t matter how tricky the size or shape of the window is, we can create a design which will fit to it seamlessly.
Get a quick quote and book your free no-obligation appointment here, or contact us to find out how blackout shutters can make your home fabulous.
Plantation shutters are a luxurious window solution that can seem out of budget for many homeowners. However, shutters don’t have to be an expensive investment. Here at Shutterly Fabulous we have affordable plantation shutters available to ensure that everyone can experience the great benefits of these practical yet stylish window dressings in their homes.
If you’re wondering how to make plantation shutters more affordable, we have provided below some informative advice.
Are shutters more expensive than made-to-measure blinds and curtains?
Shutters are thought to be a significant investment, but the installation of shutters is no more expensive than buying quality, made-to-measure blinds and curtains.
How can I find affordable shutters that will meet my budget?
The style of shutters can also significantly impact the final price. Full height, solid and tier-on-tier shutters are typically more expensive than Café-Style shutters due to them covering the entire expanse of the window.
The shape of your window can also impact the price. When ordering your shutters be aware that shaped shutters and shutters on a track system come at a slightly higher price. You could consider getting café style shutters on your arched window, which would not incur any extra cost and still provide the style and finish that you’re looking for.
Lastly, to keep shutters on the affordable side, choose from our basic colour palette with no additional costs. Our custom colour matching service is available, but it does involve an extra charge.
I have a large window how can I make shutters more affordable?
We suggest that you take advantage of online discounts that are available throughout the year. It is the best way to get the window solution you want at a lower cost.
Does shipping increase cost?
If you require your shutters for a special period like Christmas or Easter, we suggest that you order with plenty of time to spare. The need for fast delivery can result in an increased final cost.
Luxury plantation shutters- an investment
Whether you opt for solid shutters, special shapes or express delivery, you can rest in the knowledge that our quality contemporary shutters are an investment.
Due to the thickness and quality of the materials used in our hardwood shutters, they will actually insulate your rooms and therefore save you money on your energy bills. If that’s not enough, these beautiful window dressing are a semi-permanent fixture that will also add value to your home.
Our team are happy to help you find the perfect luxury shutters to match your budget, get in touch with them today and call the team on 0800 9700 800 to start the process!
Poplar wood is a good option for large windows and doorways due to its lightweight and durable finish. On top of this, the hinges and mid-rail allow for an array of options on how much light, privacy and air you’d like in whichever room of the home you have in mind. This Too White shade creates an immaculate look to match your style and adds a touch of peaceful sophistication, especially given the eye-catching floor to ceiling fit of these full height shutters. You’ll also find that brighter shades such as this also gives a sense of more space in the room as the light is reflected to fill the room. The hidden rod ensures a sleek finish for these contemporary, 76mm slatted, full height shutters.By Shutter Type
Sometimes the smallest decorating changes can make the biggest difference. Window dressing treatments are no exception, from curtains and blinds, to film and shutters – the possibilities are endless.
Here at Shutterly Fabulous we offer a wide range of shutters to suit every window and every room; whether you’re wanting to make your bedroom a cosy tranquil space or provide a practical window bathroom solution – there is a shutter style to suit. What’s more, with our colour-matching service, you can add your favourite shade, whilst complementing the rest of the room scheme.
Window dressing Kitchen
The kitchen is often deemed the heart of the home, with homeowners spending more active time here than in any other room. Whether it be entertaining friends, preparing meals, or simply having some down-time, the kitchen is without a doubt an active space.
As a result, the design of our kitchen is really important, from the smaller design details, such as surface finishes, through to the lighting in the space, creating the right ambience in this room is essential. Not only should practicality be a main consideration but ensuring that this busy hub is designed not only for today but also for years to come, is imperative.
Incorporating kitchen shutters into your space is the perfect solution for dressing kitchen windows. They work particularly well in a kitchen environment as they allow the light to stream in whilst helping to hide unsightly views such as outdoor bins. Additionally, issues such as water damage and maintenance aren’t a problem for shutters as they can be simply wiped clean if any spills or splashes occur – a common incident in a busy family kitchen and one not solved with curtains and blinds!
Wanting to add some extra light to your kitchen/dining space? Patio doors are a great addition, however, as they reflect ample natural light around the room, this also means that privacy is often spared and as such, these large expanses of glass can be tricky to dress and style. Shutters are a simple, practical solution to window dressing patio doors, not only providing the privacy you may require, but also controlling the light and temperature – perfect for all year round! Read our blog: Choosing plantation shutters for patio doors.
Window dressing bathroom
Bathrooms are the ideal place for relaxing and unwinding from a long stressful week. Bathroom shutters are the perfect solution for any bathroom needing a quick fix, turning it from a standard bathroom into a serene and peaceful setting.
The bathroom can be a notoriously tricky space to decorate due to the amount of moisture in the air, so more should be considered when updating it. Shutters are a handy solution for your windows, providing not only style to your space but also the perfect amount of privacy. Perfect for use in high-moisture areas of the home, the Shutterly Fabulous vinyl range won’t warp or get water damaged over time, unlike curtains and blinds. Made from lightweight aluminium and coated in vinyl, these shutters are 100% water resistant, meaning that they’re suitable for use in wet rooms.
Café Style shutters are a great option as they provide that much needed privacy, whilst still allowing the natural daylight to flood the room. Why not think about incorporating cool blue and grey accessories into a scheme, to create an on-trend look in your bathroom. Alternatively, Tier-on-tier shutters can offer great flexibility, as each panel can be adjusted independently.
Window dressing living Room
The living room is another important space in your home, seamlessly transitioning from hosting space to a wind down zone. If your living room is in need of a new lease of life, sometimes it can take just one simple step to transform your dream haven of tranquillity and style.
If you have a living room that needs a little something, shutters can often be just the finishing touch you’re looking for and can be easily complemented by curtains and blinds. Read our blog: Pairing shutters with curtains.
There is a selection of shutters that can work within your living room, from tier-on-tier, café style or Full height shutters, all providing you with much needed light and privacy. Considering injecting a splash of colour to an otherwise neutral room, or, opt for neutral shutters for a versatile base to complement any living room style.
A bay window is a much sought-after architectural feature in a home and is found in a lot of living rooms these days. It will seamlessly open up a room, making it feel larger and lighter, but it can also be challenging to dress with curtains and blinds. A simple and effective solution for your bay window is Bay window shutters, providing you with both privacy and an elegant aesthetic, bay window shutters will give your home that much-needed update inside and out.
Window dressing bedroom
The bedroom is the place we spend the most of our time – the hideaway we come to in order to relax and unwind, shutting away the stresses of the rest of the world, and yet, with so much emphasis on the look of our living rooms and kitchens nowadays, we’re all probably a bit guilty of neglecting to give ourselves the bedrooms we deserve.
Your bedroom should be a refuge – a place to escape to after a busy day and a space that fills you with feelings of peace and serenity. One of the easiest ways to update your bedroom and make a real impact on your mood, is to incorporate colours and textures that elicit a calming response from the brain. Colourful Bedroom shutters are a great window dressing idea and can work with natural light to inject colour in an effective and controlled manner. Bedroom shuttersenable you to balance the light and privacy in the bedroom, where comfort and well-being are a must.
Solid shutters are a great option, whether you’re looking to insulate your room, add privacy or block out the light at night, the opaque nature of this style will act as an additional protective layer from the outside world.
It’s also worth considering plantation shutters when redesigning your child’s room. Benefits include privacy, heat insulation, light control, but most importantly, unlike curtains or blinds, there are no chords hanging down which instantly eliminates hazards.
Why not make every room in your home Fabulous! Speak to one of our shutter experts to discuss ideas or book an appointment here.
Looking for ways to add a contemporary flair to your Victorian home? We’re here to help with some useful tips!
Victorian terraced houses are popularly sought after due to their beautiful period features, but these days, homeowners are exploring different ways to modernise the style of their home without impacting its unique character.
A timeless window covering, shutters will harmonise with any interior décor and will provide an eye-catching focal point that can be enjoyed both inside and out. With a range of styles available, there will be a shutter design to complement any room in the home. Whether you want to block out sunlight in your modern victorian bedroom with solid shutters or maintain privacy in the bathroom with café-style Polyvinyl shutters, there will be something to suit the architecture of your chosen space.
Victorian terraced houses can tend to be quite tight and narrow, so using various different decorating techniques to create the illusion of more space is essential, especially in a modern victorian kitchen. Wall colour is an impactful part of a room, so choose a lighter shade to instantly open and transform the way light bounces around the home.
Mirrors are also a great way to make a stylish statement and build the impression of a larger space, go for a floor-length style to make the room feel taller, or have fun with it and create a mirror wall that will increase the perception of depth.
If you want to maximise on the light that flows into your home, shutters are a great option. Other window solutions can block natural light when trying to maintain privacy, but shutters will allow you to live freely in your home whilst allowing natural sunlight to stream in.
This contemporary Victorian house displays how Newcastle shutters can be installed onto bay and regular windows to bring in daylight and uplift the home.
If you would like more information on how shutters would suit your contemporary Victorian house, or would like to book an in-home consultation with one of our shutter specialists, then you can request an appointment, or call us on 0800 970 0800.
Looking for the perfect way to transform your space? Getting your conservatory style right can be a tricky task, so we’re here to help.
As the warmer months roll in (finally!) our minds have turned to relaxing with a cold drink and that means sprucing up your favourite sunspot.
We will show you how to put your stamp on your room using different design ideas, with our Conservatory Shutters as the finishing touch to enjoy your idyllic space the whole year-round.
Conservatory style idea: add a pop of colour
The colour palette you choose will have a big influence on your space. Neutral tones are great for keeping your conservatory bright and spacious (think creamy whites and pastel tones to create a timeless look). However, adding a pop of colour can transform a room and add excitement.
A colourful sofa or chairs are a great way to make a statement, with jewel-toned velvets or vivid primary colours. If you’re looking for something a bit more subtle, a vibrant vase or throw cushion will do the trick.
Conservatory style idea: Choose furniture to suit the feel of the room
Depending on what you want to use the space for, there are some excellent ways to make it your own.
If you love to entertain, adding a bar or drinks cabinet along with a stylish dining table will score top points with friends. On a balmy summer evening, fold your Shutters for doorsback to create an alfresco experience.
If your conservatory is more likely used for curling up with a good book and relaxing in the sun, rattan furniture or a comfy armchair are a great way to fill the space. Adding in a bookcase and a chic rug will make this the cosiest spot in the house.
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Conservatory style idea: Bring nature inside with indoor plants
Adding some indoor foliage is a fantastic way to liven up the room. An olive or citrus tree can be an attractive (and tasty) addition, whilst a Bougainvillea is a beautiful option for a climbing plant.
But if you’re not blessed with a green thumb, a cactus or succulent is a low maintenance alternative to give your conservatory style.
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Conservatory style idea: Enhance the room with lighting
Finding the right lighting will change the atmosphere of your conservatory completely. A statement chandelier will add a touch of elegance and can be the main feature of an otherwise cleanly decorated room.
Try dotting lanterns around the room to intensify the glow of a summer evening or candles to get that homely feeling in winter.
Conservatory style idea: Find the perfect window dressing
We believe the windows do all the talking in your conservatory, and the perfect window covering makes a world of difference.
Conservatory Shutters are the best choice to add style and sophistication whilst ticking all the boxes for practicality.
Depending on the design you opt for, shutters can be the focal point of the room or the cherry on top of an expertly curated space. Whether you’re looking for modern conservatory ideas with cool white shutters or a more traditional feel with our authentic stained shutters, we’ve got you covered. Our shutters are bespoke and measured to the millimetre, meaning they’re unique to your space and the perfect solution for roof windows.Request a brochureAt Shutterly Fabulous, we believe you should enjoy your conservatory no matter the season, with shutters key to regulating the temperature. In the colder months, they act as an insulator to ensure your conservatory stays warm and snug. Then when summer rolls around, you can rotate the slats, either flooding the room with sunlight or keeping a cool glow.
Don’t worry about keeping up appearances as the UV protected coating will ensure the paint doesn’t fade. Although the bonus of giving that much-desired layer of privacy will mean you can forget you have neighbours entirely! With our tips on how to decorate your conservatory, you’ll have the perfect room to entertain or relax in. Find your colour palette, source the right furniture and add some complementary accessories for the perfect design. Finish up by adding plantation shutters to get the conservatory you’ve always dreamed of in no time. Read more about how conservatory shutters work in the summer here.Book an appointment
More and more people are now opting for shutters on sliding doors within their homes. Open plan extensions with doors that span the entire wall is an interior goal for a lot of homeowners – ourselves included! These vast and impressive doors do not lend themselves to blinds or curtains, which is where shutters for doors come in.
We’re here to tell you that there isn’t a door or window we can’t put shutters on, or one we can’t make look fabulous.
Full height solid shutters
Whether your doors open out to a patio, garden, balcony or another room – shutters are the perfect addition.
Sliding doors are usually made up of large panels of glass. This glass lets in light, heat and prying eyes! This is where shutters come in. Shutters on sliding doors offer complete privacy. The slats allow you full control over the light levels and the solid hardwood material keeps in the heat.
Shutters are so perfectly suited for sliding doors, we have 3 options available: Full height shutters, bi fold track shutters and bypass track shutters.Book an appointment
Sliding doors with shutters on a track
Shutters on sliding doors are an ideal match. Our made-to-measure shutters can be designed to hang on a track system, which means the shutters can bi-fold to the side(s) or they can bypass to the side(s). Our shutter specialists will create a bespoke design to best suit your sliding doors.
This track design offers a seamless transition in a wide variety of interior doors spaces and room dividers. Tracked shutters are perfectly suited for wide sliding doors and large windows where you don’t want a bottom frame piece.
Bi-fold tracked shutters neatly stacked to the side.
Bi-folding shutters for sliding doors
These shutters are concertina-style, which means you can push them back to the side of your sliding door and have them neatly stacked in front of each other. This allows your open-door space to be free from obstructions with the freedom to fold the panels back over the open door, so you can benefit from cool air, extra shade and added level of control. This flexibility of design is ideal if you have young children or pets that you want to benefit from the outdoor conditions without them running in or out.
Our shutter experts can discuss with you what you need from your shutters and create a design that is best suited to your exact needs.
Bypass shutters for sliding doors
These shutters are also on a track, but instead of folding, the panels slide in front and behind of each other. These are a great option if you always want an element of door coverage. If you have a single sliding door, then this design is perfect as it will fall in line with your current door design seamlessly.
Bypass tracked shutters
Full height shutters for sliding doors
Our popular full-height shutters are also perfectly suited for your sliding doors. Like our shutters for windows, the panels would be held in a 3 or 4-sided frame.
The best thing about full height shutters for sliding doors is that they are crafted to fit your exact specifications and space, so can even fit unusual areas like doorway arches and gable windows.
Full height shutters
Shutters for doors are available in all our quality hardwood ranges, across all our luxurious paints and are even available in each of our sumptuous stains.
Whether slatted, solid, bi-fold or bypass, we can guarantee we have the best shutters for your sliding doors. During our free design consultation, our shutter specialists will talk through all the options available. They will then measure your windows and create your bespoke design, while you continue to rest in the knowledge that your sliding doors are about to look thoroughly fabulous!
If you’re still in any doubt, visit our Instagram for inspiration and our many customer images.
Bifold track shutters on a patio door
If you’d like to find out more about how shutters can be designed for your sliding door, click here to book a free home visit with one of our shutter specialists. They’ll talk you through styles, colours, materials and will provide you with a quote. They will then return a few months later to expertly install your beautiful new shutters.
Sit back, relax, and leave it to the experts.
An introduction to plantation shutters
Originating on the large farm and plantation houses of the American South (hence the name), plantation shutters have rapidly grown in popularity on both sides of the Atlantic over the past 20 years. Manufactured from a range of different materials (ours are handmade using high quality hardwood), they are attached directly onto a window or door frame to become part of the fixtures and fittings of your home.
The key element of a plantation shutter is its slats – evenly spaced elements that can be opened or closed as required. Chances are that when walking down any suburban British street over the past few years, you’ve started seeing a lot more plantation shutters springing up.
We’ve put together this article to tackle a question we sometimes get from curious shutter newbies – are plantation shutters out of style? We’ll explain that, far from it, plantation shutters are as in vogue as ever and are in fact a timeless addition to any home, complementing any interior style.
Where do shutters originate from?
A big clue is in the name. Plantation shutters were first designed to be used on the large plantation and farm houses of the deep American South. Owing to the subtropical climate in the region, with its swelteringly hot summers, traditional curtains were seen as too heavy and stifling. Landowners required a window dressing that allowed for privacy, light control and for cooling fresh air to enter rooms. It led to the iconic slatted design being developed, the white finish that was used to reflect heat remaining the most popular choice even today.
Large slats meant fewer slats and more unobstructed light entering rooms, however come sundown they could be closed completely to allow for a dark and peaceful night’s sleep. Large slats are the defining feature of plantation shutters and are resolutely popular today, looking particularly striking on large windows adorning Victorian and Georgian buildings.
Have shutters gone out of style?
If they had gone out of style, we’d be out of business by now! Not only are we still going strong after 17 years, but we’ve actually just expanded our reach to serve the whole of the UK. Just take a look at our glowing collection of customer reviews that grows by the day.
The number of shutters you see on British streets has grown rapidly over the past few years and this growth shows no sign of abating. By being available in neutral colours such as white and grey, they complement any interior style, meaning they outlast changing trends. And by becoming part of the fixtures and fittings of a home they’re much the same as a new kitchen or extension and are therefore less ‘throwaway’ than blinds or curtains.
Shutters are being reinstated in Georgian and Victorian properties to return them to their original lustre. Indeed, many of our customers request solid shutters, i.e.: solid panels of wood and no slats, to help do just that. We’re seeing an emerging demand to have shutters installed in new builds as they bring an element of architectural detail without the cost of full scale structural renovation, such as installing a fireplace.
Rest assured, shutters are about as timeless as you can get when it comes to home improvements and show no sign of going out of fashion any time soon!
Do plantation shutters suit particular homes?
As well as being timeless, plantation shutters are also incredibly versatile. They suit all types and era of home – flats, houses, Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian, new build. We’ve installed shutters on French doors, in conservatories and even on house boats. Our highly experienced shutter specialists will visit you at home and custom-design shutters to the precise spec for you, taking into account your interior style, age of the building, type of windows and your personal preference. We offer shutters in a huge range of colours and styles, including custom options. There’s no window (or door) that we can’t make look Fabulous with shutters.
Ready to find out more about the ultimate timeless purchase for your home? Click here to book a free home visit with a shutter specialist in your area. They’ll talk you through styles, colours, measure your windows and give you a quote. They’ll return a couple of months later to personally install your shutters and make your home look that little bit more Fabulous. Or if you’d prefer a quick quote, give the team a call with some rough window measurements to hand – we’re open six days a week. Now, how’s that for style?