Key benefits of interior shutters

Interior shutters can add a very cosy, modern, and timeless look to your home. Here are some features and benefits of shutters and just a few reasons why they have become such a popular addition to Australian homes.

  1. Buy once. Interior shutters are a permanent addition to your home, unlike many other treatments which must be periodically replaced.
  2. Block light. In rooms that you wish to darken, shutters are extremely effective at blocking out light. Their solid opacity means they are more efficient than a lot of other window coverings.
  3. Get more lighting control. Light can be filtered in different ways by rotating louvers to various angles.
  4. Add value. Quality window shutters can increase a home’s resale value.
  5. Minimise allergens. Shutters have a solid surface which means dust can’t linger and they can easily be wiped clean.
  6. Cool down in summer. Shutters keep your house cooler in summer by deflecting direct sunlight.
  7. Warm up in winter. Wood shutters keep the house warmer in winter by providing additional insulation.
  8. Save money. Because of their insulating quality, shutters can also help to reduce your utility bills.
  9. Inject timeless style. Shutters look beautiful from both outside and inside the home. Adverse to trends, they have been consistently used for decades without looking dated.
  10. Prevent fading. Shutters don’t fade to the extent of drapes, shades, or curtains.
  11. Enjoy durability. Shutters are durable enough to withstand regular daily use in residential or commercial environments.
  12. Match your aesthetic. Interior shutters are available in an endless number of paint or stain colours to match your existing décor. Interior shutters are versatile enough to suit any décor, from ultra-modern to traditional to transitional.
  13. Achieve upscale looks for less. Shutters appear upscale while having a price tag that’s lower than that of many designer draperies.
  14. Get a style to suit. A large variety of panel configurations allow shutters to be installed on almost any window size or shape. They can also be installed to cover only the bottom of a window (café style).
  15. Be eco-friendly. Wood shutters are naturally constructed from sustainable woods, like basswood.
  16. Get full use of your window. Shutters are hinged in the window opening so they can be opened for maximum access to the window.
  17. Increase privacy. Louvers may be opened slightly to achieve privacy while simultaneously allowing natural light to enter the room.
  18. Improve safety. Interior shutters are absent of strings and cords which can be dangerous for children.

If you would like a free measure and quote to fit your home with some stunning shutters, contact your local Andersens store today.

Best blinds for large spaces, high ceilings and doors

Most of the new homes built in Australia these days have large windows or door combinations not to mention the high demand for extra high ceilings. They not only look amazing, they allow us to maximise the space and help the room appeal larger than it actually is. The only problem with having such large amounts of space and glass is which type of blind is the best choice for coverage, insulation and design.

A great solution for these types of windows and doors is our Panel Glide Blinds. They are a modern take on the old vertical blinds and really fill the space well. Panel Blinds or Panel Track Blinds as they are otherwise known suit modern windows and doors like bi-fold doors, stack-able sliding doors, sliding doors and large spans of glass.

They are made up of overlapping panels of fabric that slide easily along a simple head rail track system. There are numerous track layouts available including left stack, right stack and centre opening, so there is a solution for all situations and you can customise to suit.

Andersens offer a wide range of fabrics for our Panel Glide Blinds. To organise a free measure and quote contact us today or visit our showroom to view some more options.

Are vertical blinds still in fashion

Many people are looking for alternatives for vertical blinds these days as they may seem to think they are out of fashion but there are also just as many people who still like the look and functioning ability of the vertical blind.

Many vertical blinds have vinyl vanes, making these window coverings one of the easiest products on the market to clean and care for. Vertical window blinds are fairly inexpensive, practical, and provide superior light control. There are also fabric, faux wood, and mirrored vertical blind collections available.

This type of blind comes in various styles and colours and depending on the colour scheme in the interiors of your home, you are sure to get vertical blinds that will blend with the decor. So, for a graceful and amazing means of keeping your home cool and letting in natural light without sacrificing your privacy, the vertical blinds might just be what your home needs.

We here at Andersens can help with your decision by offering the services of our expert colour consultants and also by showcasing our large collection of blinds to you in the comfort of your own home.

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