Faux Wood Shutters: Everything you need to know
Over recent years, we have witnessed a huge rise in the popularity of faux wood shutters; a permanent, durable and elegant fixture that work well in kitchens and bathrooms where humidity is a factor. Not only are they easy to clean and child-friendly, but they also have the major benefit of insulation, proving to be better than wood shutters in the energy-saving department. Here are our top four reasons to consider this trendy window dressing:
1. They are durable
Faux wood shutters are made out of PVC, vinyl or a wood composite. Unlike real wood which can suffer from moisture damage, faux wood blinds can be successfully installed into a kitchen or bathroom.
2. They are easy to care for
It is important to keep your shutters clean in order to avoid dirt and dust build-up and to keep them as beautiful as they were when we installed them. Thankfully, faux wood shutters are very easy to maintain as they do not warp like natural wood. A simple spot clean and feather duster will keep your blinds in tip-top shape.
3. They are less expensive than real wood
You can create a cohesive look throughout your home and install multiple stylish faux wood shutters on a smaller budget than the hefty price tag that comes with natural wood. Angel Blinds & Shutters made to measure faux wood slats come in a range of widths and shades, so you can achieve a window covering that is tailored to your home and personal style.
4. They provide privacy
Due to the flexibility of faux shutters, you can easily alter how much light is entering your home throughout the day. Tier-on-tier shutters are a great option if you are wanting to control each slat independently. Faux wood shutters are a lot more effective than blinds in reducing the noise from busy streets and nearby traffic, making your home a more comfortable and peaceful environment both day and night.
But are there any limitations?
Real wood shutters are considerably lighter than the faux alternative, and it is difficult to fully achieve the natural wood finish. You also have to be wary of the position of your windows, as PVC wood shutters can begin to soften from constant long term sun exposure, however this is minor in comparison to the extensive fading of real wood. If you are looking for a window dressing that offers considerable light control and is less permanent than shutters, you may want to consider our stylish blackout blinds, available in a range of colours and patterns.
If you are looking for a classic, affordable design that will be a beautiful feature in your home for years to come, faux wood shutters will make the perfect addition to your living space. Get in touch with one of our expert fitters today to bring a touch of timeless style to your windows.
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