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Options When Choosing Your Interior Wooden Shutters

By James Turley

One of the finest ways to either add to or enhance the beauty of your house is through the installation of wooden shutters. You can find stunning wooden shutters in a great variety of different woods and styles. Through following a few straightforward steps, you can be enjoying your new shutters in just a matter of weeks.

Style Type

When you’re considering shutters for the rooms of your home, the number one thing that you need to do is choose the shutters that are going to suit both the design and the style of your home. Out of the assorted types of shutters to make a choice from, there are:

Louvered, Solid Panel, Tier on Tier, Cafe Style, Full Height, Raised Panel or Shaker Style.

Simply pick the wooden shutters that you like the best or just make a call to your local shutter provider who can advise you on which style suits your type of property.

Wood Type

After you’ve made the choice of which style you need for your wooden shutters, you’ll be wanting to make the choice on the wood itself. You will probably see lots of manufacturers offering cedar however, there are more woods that are also generally available. Some of these are listed below:

Larch, Pine, Basswood or White Teak.

You also have the alternative to go with a composite material like MDF if you only want a painted finish, this will keep the price down. Some woods are far more suitable for staining and varnishing than others, again your local provider will advise you accordingly.

Shutter Hardware

There are some firms, in order to add some further interest to your interior wood shutters, which will offer you numerous hinge options, including brass and nickel plate. Locks, knobs and catches are available too.

You will find that a lot of suppliers will discuss all these options in a home survey to make certain you get just what you need. A home visit isn’t usually available for supply only orders though, so you must tell the supplier yourself.

Getting An Estimate

It is a great idea to get an estimation before arranging a home survey so you at least have some idea of how much the interior shutters are going to cost. Your primary measurements do not have to be exact for now but you should include wood choice, style of shutter and hardware choice to get a pretty accurate quote. Many firms have an online quote form to let you to do this.

The Final Measurements

Once you are happy with the estimate you’re going to need to take actual measurements before placing an order. If you are going to be choosing a fully installed service the shutter company will organize a home survey and do this for you. For supply only orders you will need to do this yourself, be aware though that mistakes can be expensive as well as disheartening.

All windows must be measured for width and height and you must decide the correct amount of door panels you would like in your shutter.

Finalise and Order

After you’ve picked the style, hardware, wood and have measured everything that you will need for your wooden shutters, the only thing left for you to do is place your shutter order, and you can then simply wait for your new and beautiful wooden interior shutters to to be fitted. You may have your new shutters shipped and in your hands in just a few weeks.

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