There’s a multitude of reasons to choose shutters as window furniture, and these encompass way more than just looking absolutely fabulous. In a world where climate change and the effect our choices have on the planet are at the forefront of most people’s minds, the eco-friendly aspect of interior window shutters is also something many of us are keen to embrace.
The following are just some of the compelling reasons why so many are choosing the planet-friendly elegance of shutters over traditional curtains and blinds for their homes.
- They provide excellent insulation: Meaning they keep a room cool in summer and warm in winter. Not only does this make for added comfort, but consider the impact this has on your carbon footprint. Thanks to working in a way similar to double glazing, the fact that they prevent heat escaping when it’s cold outside AND stop excess heat entering the home when the opposite is true they reduce the need for increased heating or air conditioning. Great for the world we live in, and also super-friendly for your bank balance too!
- Low maintenance = reduced water use: One of the most precious commodities our Earth possesses is that of water, and we overuse it at our peril. Every step each of us takes to reduce water use is worthwhile. And being as all interior and plantation shutters require to keep them clean is a quick flick over with a duster, then this is an easy step to take to lower water consumption. Plus negating the complete hassle it takes to dismantle curtains or roman blinds for cleaning and washing will have you high-fiving in delight that you never again need struggle with this arduous task.
- Increased longevity: Choosing shutters for windows over traditional window coverings that fade and degrade over time is a great money saving decision. Fabrics, no matter how good their quality, will at some point require replacing or repairing due to the stresses of constant sun exposure. Shutters, on the other hand, are finished with UV protective paint and/or stain and have a far superior shelf life.
Add in the fact that interior shutters add value to a home, are timeless, and give the option as to how much light you choose to let into the room, and it’s hard to find a reason not to love them. Elegant, timeless, money saving, AND good for the planet! It’s no wonder so many people are switching allegiance from past classics to this ultra-modern alternative.
Regency Shutter & Shade are the premier window treatment firm in South Florida and has been providing a wide variety of eco-friendly shutters to the residents of Browards, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade Counties for many-a-year. With a bespoke service that includes design choice, in-home consultation, local manufacturing, and installation, their expert team will be delighted to talk about how shutters can save you money and energy in a truly aesthetically pleasing manner.
Custom window treatments have never been so affordable, nor so “green”. For anyone thinking of upgrading their décor, not to mention doing their bit for the planet and future generations, then interior window shutters are definitely worth consideration.