Whether you are decorating a new home or remodeling your existing residence in the Draper area, you should give due consideration to the idea of installing wood shutters inside your home. Curtains and drapes have their place, but plantation shutters (another name for wood shutters placed inside window frames rather than on the outside) provide both superior elegance and decorating options. Not convinced? Check out the following five reasons you should install wood shutters in your Draper home.
More Decorating Options
The recent rise in the popularity of hardwood floors has also led to a rise in the demand for wood shutters for windows. You can choose contrasting or complementary tones and colors for the wooden slats, and there is a near endless variety of tone, grain, finish and color combinations to choose from. Whether you already have hardwood floors or plan to install them as part of your renovation, wooden shutters provide far more decorating options than curtains or drapes.
Last Longer Than Drapes or Curtains
When properly cared for, wood shutters last far longer than textile window treatments, and they retain their color and appearance for longer periods of time as well. Curtain and drapery patterns and colors rise and fall with the whims of fashion for interior design, but wood shutters are truly timeless.
Stately homes and historical landmarks use wooden shutters, particularly in the southeastern US. Many contemporary designers from Europe also incorporate wood shutters to give even modern designs a touch of historical class. Even if you plan to make the focus of your home’s design more contemporary, wood shutters can add additional elegance without contrasting or clashing with your design.
Easier to Clean/Maintain Than Drapes & curtains
Compared to the maintenance and care routine for exotic or regular textile window treatments, wood shutters are remarkable easy to care for. A little dusting with a soft brush attachment for your vacuum using an extension wand, and your wood shutters will look like new. Don’t forget to flip the slats and get the other side while cleaning though. You can also wipe them with a soft dry dust cloth if you prefer the more thorough approach. Most wood shutters are also easily taken down for a thorough cleaning, and just as easily put back up when you are done.
Improve Heating and Cooling Efficiency of Your Home
Much like the oft-touted double pane glass, wood shutters also provide superior sound and thermal insulation from the outside world. Not only do they act as natural sound dampeners due to their density, but they also act as a solid insulating barrier for both heat and cold year round. If you don’t see or feel much of a difference right away, just wait until you see your next power bill: that should be all the evidence you need.
Are you local to the Draper or Salt Lake Valley area? Considering wood shutters for your home? Call or visit Brother’s Blinds for all your window treatment needs. Let us help you add the elegance, class, and efficiency of wood shutters in your Draper home.