What are some benefits of bay window shutters?
Let’s take a more detailed look at the benefits of bay window shutters.
Quick and easy to maintain
Unlike curtains and other fabric window coverings, shutters are easy to maintain and keep clean.
While curtains tend to trap dust and allergens, wooden shutters don’t have this problem. This makes shutters perfect for bay windows in homes where people may have allergies or sensitivities to dust or pet hair.
When bay window shutters don’t need to be cleaned, it’s a job that needs no more than 5 minutes with a feather duster and a damp cloth.
Superb light control
Shutters offer the unique benefit of still allowing light through when they’re partially closed – something that’s very difficult to get right with curtains.
This means you can control the light through the day with slight adjustments of the louvres – maximising the benefit of wide bay windows.
If you’d like to darken the room to watch TV, you can do so easily – but if you decide to let the light flood in, you can open your louvres or swing the shutters fully open.
Bay windows offer an impressive panorama when you look out – but this comes with the downside that kerbside properties also, therefore, have a room that’s very easy to see into.
Bay window shutters do away with this problem completely.
If you’d like privacy without completely losing the light from outside, you can adjust the louvres, so passers-by cannot see in, but the sunshine still lights up your room.
Suitable for a period property
Bay windows have been around for a long time – often featuring on Grade II listed properties.
If your property is listed, you may find that local guidance means windows and window treatments need to be sympathetic to the original look of your home.
The traditional look of shutters makes this perfectly possible.
Our design team can even look at the shutters that you’re replacing and work to replicate the look almost exactly.
Additional floor space
A bay window is designed partly to offer additional floor space.
The space created by a bay is often impractical for furniture thanks to curtains or full-length window dressings hanging down to ground level – but with shutters, all your floor space is kept open.
Shutters fit against or around the window frames of your bay – meaning every inch of floor space is available for use.
Improved kerb appeal
A bay window is a striking feature on a property – but the impact is often reduced when curtains or blinds are fitted.
Curtains, in particular, are designed to look good inside the home – not to people walking past.
On the other hand, shutters look good from every angle – significantly improving your home’s kerb appeal.
Reducing heat loss
Fitting shutters in a bay window can often impact the temperature of your room – and, therefore, energy bills.
Adding a layer of hardwood to any window helps to reflect heat.
This makes it easier to keep a comfortable temperature inside your property – whether you want to stay warm in winter or keep cool in summer.