Sizing your outdoor window shutters
Are you wondering about what size of outdoor shutters to get? It’s a good question and one that you should ask yourself if you’re looking obtain the best possible results.Start by accurately taking the dimensions of your window but don’t place an order for your shutters just yet.
Outdoor shutters – decorative versus operable
Indeed there are a couple of things that you’ll need to consider when it comes to figuring out the right size for your outdoor window shutters. For one thing, you need to decide on whether you’re getting a decorative shutter or operable ones (shutters that can be opened or closed). Know that while all outdoor shutters and blinds can be set decoratively, not all of them can be installed to be operable.
Measuring for a decorative window shutter
Looking to get a decorative outdoor window shutter? Well you’ll need to consider whatever goal you have in mind. Would you like to add a personal touch to your windows? Perhaps some colour to break the monotony? In any case, you’d want to decide on a specific dimension for your windows.
Decorative outdoor shutters in Sydney can be set to look like its operable although that isn’t as important. What you should strive for is uniformity – your shutters should complement the look of your windows perfectly. In most cases, this means ordering shutters that are slightly lesser in width than your actual window. For example – a window measuring 12 feet in width can be complemented with a decorative shutter measuring 8 feet in width.Measure the trim of your windows and place an order for the shutter that measures the full length of the trim.
Yet another thing that you might want to consider if you’re setting your outdoor shutter as a decorative piece is whether your choice actually fits in with other homes in your area. Take the time to take a stroll or drive around the neighbourhood to see the kind of shutters that they have to make sure that you don’t get anything that looks out of place.
Measuring for an operable outdoor shutter
Looking to install an operable outdoor shutter? Well you’ll have to be very careful when taking the dimensions of your windows. Spend some time taking precise measurements which is all the more important when it comes to functionality.
Measure your windows as though you already have your shutters over it – take the width and height of your windows from different points and don’t assume that your window is perfectly square. Add a few inches to make sure that your shutter covers a portion of your window trim along with the frame itself. If you have a recessed window then you’ll need a shutter that’s big enough to cover the whole thing.
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