For the Love of Shutters
For the Love of Shutters
As we near the end of the month of love, we try summarise the many reasons to love shutters to just 10. Here goes:
Let’s start with the obvious. When it comes to style and beauty, there is simply no window or door finish to match AMERICAN shutters’ masterfully designed and manufactured shutters. They grace some of the most exquisite homes in South Africa and remain a favourite of many award-winning architects and interior designers. View the AMERICAN shutters shutter gallery and be inspired.
- Complement all interior design styles
From traditional to contemporary, industrial to country and everything in between, shutters enhance all interior design styles.
- Timeless style
Dating back to the time of King Louis XIV in France in the 17th century to the most modern homes being built today, the aesthetic appeal of shutters transcends eras and trends. Find out more about the history of shutters here.
Now let’s get practical. Shutters can be manufactured in various configurations, hinged, Bi-Fold and By-Pass – depending on their purpose and the home’s layout. Suitable for both windows and doors, certain ranges can also be customised to fit unusual-shaped openings, so doing enhancing the architectural features of a home.
5.. Indoor and outdoor application
Made from powder-coated architectural-grade aluminium, AMERICAN shutters’ Security Shutter Range can be installed both inside and outside the home, and because they are 100% water-resistant they will not rust.
By opening and closing the panels or tilting the louvres, you can direct natural sunlight and control the warmth of a room and control natural light and ventilation. Find out more about the benefits of shutters here.
- Privacy control
When the louvres are closed, shutters provide complete privacy; blocking any unwelcome interior views. More reliable than fabric curtains and blinds that can move with the slightest breeze or in some cases are semi-transparent. Ideal for use in bedrooms and bathrooms, AMERICAN shutters’ ranges have the option to split shutter panels into different segments or louvre banks allowing the flexibility to open certain louvres while closing others according to privacy needs. Read more here.
- Easy to maintain
Practical shutters require little to no maintenance and can be easily cleaned without having to remove them from the window or door opening as fabric curtains and blinds do. Follow these maintenance and cleaning guidelines.
Matching the elegant design features and smooth operation of timber shutters, AMERICAN shutters’ Security Shutters Range are as robust and reliable as traditional burglar bars and safety gates. View the impressive security features of this range here.
- Add financial value
Considered permanent fixtures, shutters add financial value to a property, the full benefits of which you will see when you have your home evaluated or marketed.