Stepping up to wooden window shutters represents a major investment in your home’s comfort and appeal. Premium wooden window shutters are broadly considered the gold standard among window treatments and can be customised to suit all types of openings.
But what is it about wooden window shutters that makes them the superior choice? Compared to conventional curtains or blinds, what makes wooden window shutters a worthwhile investment?
Made-to-measure and precision-installed by an experienced fitting team, the following are just a few of the biggest benefits of wooden window shutters:
Better control over natural light
Wooden shutters can make it much easier to take total control over the amount of natural light that enters your interior spaces. The panels can be fully opened to allow maximum natural light into the room or closed fully for near-total darkness. At other times, the slats (louvres) in the panels can be adjusted with pinpoint precision in order to allow just the right amount of light into your home.
This level of precise control also adds to the privacy of your interiors. The louvres in wooden window shutters can be positioned in a way that completely obscures the view from outdoors while at the same time maximising interior light absorption and ventilation. This can be particularly beneficial for rooms that overlook public paths and roads, where privacy is often an issue.
Real wood is one of the best materials you can add to your windows to block unwanted exterior noise. The naturally sound-insulating properties of real wooden shutters can make for quieter and more comfortable interiors. Ideal for kids’ bedrooms, living rooms, and anywhere else that calls for peace and quiet, wooden shutters can make all the difference for homes in busy urban locations.
Likewise, wood is also a fantastic thermal insulator, helping to retain heat while keeping cold air at bay. Extensive studies have shown how precision-fitted window shutters can reduce heat loss through windows by more than 50%. This means not only warmer and more comfortable interiors throughout the years, but also a significant reduction in monthly energy bills. Something that has never been more relevant as the UK plunges deeper into an unprecedented living-cost crisis.
Increase the value of your home
The timeless sophistication and universal desirability of wooden window shutters add up to more curb appeal for your home. When and where the time comes to sell your property, your wooden window shutters could help you sell it for a higher price. You could even find that your investment in window shutters pays for itself (and then some) long-term.
Clean and hygienic
Wooden window shutters are practically maintenance-free and are so much easier to keep clean and hygienic than conventional curtains. All it takes is a quick wipe on occasion to remove dust, dirt, and debris—ideal for homes with allergy sufferers. Whereas curtains tend to harbour dust and dirt until they are taken down and professionally cleaned, wooden window shutters are non-porous and therefore much more hygienic.
Unique visual appeal
Classic wooden window shutters can perfectly complement all types of classical and temporary interiors. They can be crafted to suit open ends of all shapes and sizes and are available in a limitless range of colours and styles. Whether you want your shutters to fade silently into the background or stand out as a point of focus for the whole room, there is a broad and diverse range of options to choose from.
For more information on any of the above or to discuss the benefits of window shutters in more detail, contact a member of the team at Riverside today.