Finding the right window shutter that will add beauty and value to your home can be tricky, especially if you consider the different sizes of windows in your home as well as the range of shutter styles, materials and colours. Window shutters are flexible and versatile in that they can complement your home, whether it is of classic or contemporary style. Here are tips to help you in choosing the perfect shutters.

Types of Shutters

Plantation Shutters, the most popular style, feature slats (or louvres) that rotate, open and close to control the light coming in from outside. These shutters suit most rooms because you can choose from a wide variety of colours, slat sizes and types of rods. They can only be installed inside, in living areas and wet areas such as showers and bathrooms

These are perfect if you are after a more traditional look for your home. Solid shutters can be folded up during the day and closed during the night. Tier-on-tier shutters have one set of shutters above the other. Each set can be opened separately, allowing for more flexibility and light control. Large bay windows would really benefit by having solid shutters.

Café style shutters are typically used in restaurants and cafes, thus the name. This style ordinarily just covers the lower portion of the window.

Choose the Right Material

Wood or timber is still the most sought after shutter material, but there are now new options available to consumers, including metal and plastics. The material you choose depends on where the shutters will be installed. For example, waterproof plastic shutters are more ideal for wetter environments such as bathrooms or shower rooms.

Newport Custom Shutters offers a wide range of interior and exterior shutters in various materials, including Western Red Cedar imported from North America, hardwood, synthetic or composite, and aluminium. Western Red Cedar timber shutters come in various types: Bi-fold, hinged and sliding (http://newportshutters.com/interior-shutters/western-red-cedar-timber-shutters/)

Where to Purchase Your Shutters

Purchase your shutters from trusted manufacturers to ensure you are getting quality shutters. Heavily discounted shutters do not mean you are getting the best deal. Newport Custom Shutters has the largest selection of custom shutters and blinds in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, with more than 25 years of experience in excellent design and installation. Their shutters and other window treatments have been proven to stand the test of time. The company also advises customers on how to properly clean and maintain their shutters.