The Differences between Wooden Shutters and Blinds

The Differences between Wooden Shutters and Blinds

Spring calls for change; the choices are wooden shutters or blinds.

The new season has everyone spring cleaning their homes. With cleaning house comes closer inspection of items you rarely look at.

For example, your extractor fans, window ledges, and your wooden shutters or blinds. After these close inspections, may need to consider upgrading your fixtures and fittings. However, this decision may need some additional thought put into it.

Do you get the same blinds again, maybe a different type of blinds or do you opt for something else, like wooden shutters?

In this case, it is a good idea to make an informed decision. Seeing as this will be a fixture in your home, you would like it to look modern and sleek and also be durable.

To this end, we have put together a list of fundamental differences between wooden shutters and window blinds. This list will include the benefits of installing wooden shutters in your home and long-term monetary benefits thereof.

Wooden shutters long-term affordability

When looking at the options between wooden shutters and blinds; at face value blinds are the more affordable option. However, this is only in the short-term. If you are looking to make a big splash on your home that is both stylish and more durable in the long run, then consider the wooden shutters option as this will give you more value for your money. When it comes to your patio doors or larger window openings, having shutters are more effective, and certain installations of shutters can add security too, and this and this will help you save money.

Maintenance of window coverings

Wooden shutters being the more expensive investment tend to get more attention and people tend to maintain them better in comparison to blinds. Wooden shutters surfaces are also easier to clean than most materials blinds are made from.

If maintained well the lifespan of wooden shutters far outweighs that of blinds.

Interior decor appeal

When shopping for blinds, there are so many options regarding styles and materials. With wooden shutters, they are made only from timber (well quality ones anyway), but you can choose any colour pallet (Plascon) that best suits your style and space. Furthermore, wooden shutters offer a more timeless finish to the overall design aesthetic. By installing these shutters, you are guaranteed peace of mind for years to come as the wooden shutter style will outshine the blinds option for years to come.

When considering both options carefully, wooden shutters have long-lasting benefits that are crucial to any homeowner that wants to make a lasting investment in their home. Blinds have their place and are a great product offering when the budget is limited. Blinds durability cannot compare to shutters, neither can the aesthetic appeal nor the long-term affordability they have. Our recommendation is always if you have the budget, install wooden shutters.


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