Solid window shutters were originally used as an alternative to glass. In medieval and Victorian times, glass was so expensive that not many people could afford it, and a solid wooden shutter was the best way of providing people with security.
The onset of summer means that many more people will be spending time in their conservatories or considering adding one to their home.
Window shutters have evolved from something which is purely practical into something that can be both functional and stylish. The earliest examples of shutters were the only way of controlling the amount of heat and light that entered a home because both glass and curtains weren’t affordable for ordinary people until the 17th century.
The New Year is always a good time to declutter; removing the Christmas tree and all the decorations and cards will allow you to take stock of your home and think about giving it a refresh. But what styles should you go for to ensure you are keeping up with the latest trends?
Windows haven’t always been square or rectangular. They can come in some very unusual shapes and sizes, with one or two of the reasons for their design being as unusual as the windows themselves.
Shutters, at first glance, might seem an unusual choice for a window covering in a nursery. After all, it’s not as if your new arrival will be able to appreciate some of their finer points.
Rising fuel prices means families across the country are now looking at ways of cutting the size of their heating bills - and one of the key ways of doing this is to have made-to-measure shutters installed on your windows. Here the Bespoke Shutter Company, who specialise in supplying and installing plantation shutters in London and Hertfordshire, look at some of the reasons why they are so cost-effective – and provide some tips on how to maximise their energy efficiency.
Patio and French doors have been among the more popular home improvements of the past few years, as people like the idea of having an uninterrupted view of their own back garden and the world beyond. However, this can create some challenges when it comes to making sure your home is safe and secure, as well as regulating the temperature when they are open.