- Published: Friday, 17 February 2017 12:17
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When you’re looking for a window treatment that’s as functional as it is attractive, it’s hard to find a better option than plantation shutters. Plantation shutters offer protection for windows without sacrificing on style and modern features for your home.
Shutters have long been a popular addition to windows in homes all over Melbourne. In our hot and humid climate, a shutter controls the light and air coming in and out of a room, without compromising on privacy. In summer it protects from heat and glare and in winter it insulates against the cold. Cleaning and operating shutters is a breeze, making them a great low maintenance addition to any household.
Plantation shutters offer all the above but in a much more attractive package. Plantation shutters get their name from the big sprawling mansions of America’s Antebellum South made famous in movies like Gone With The Wind. They add the presence of a large and elegant stately home from a bygone era to today’s modern Australian home. Plantation shutters are usually made of wood that has been reinforced, allowing homeowners to enjoy an attractive finish, difficult to replicate with other materials without compromising on longevity.
Adding a plantation shutter to your home can also provide a much-needed design balance, drawing the eye upwards without taking up as much visual space as a curtain would and also providing a impressive textural contrast.
In terms of smaller homes and increasing the feeling of space, plantation shutters can also overlap above and below whatever opening you add them to, creating the illusion of a larger window or door area.
So, if you’re looking to add a window treatment that exceeds other options in attractiveness while still offering privacy and protection, then buying plantation shutters in Melbourne should be your natural choice. Call Security Plus Shutters to book your in-home consultation today.