Shutters & Blinds Shopping Tips for Australian Homeowners

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Before investing money on window treatments, it is important for homeowners to gain some fundamental knowledge about them.  The two most common window dressings that Melbourne homeowners choose for their homes are shutters and blinds. If you are in a dilemma about choosing between these two window treatments, continue reading.

This article will serve as your guide in choosing which between plantation shutters and blinds perfectly fit your needs.

  • The window covering should match the size and type of window at home

You need to fully grasp the importance of matching window treatment with the size, dimensions, and even materials of your windows. A mismatch between these two elements can ruin the overall interior of your home.

For instance, choosing vertical blinds or bi-fold windows for doorways and large windows are ideal since they can be opened and closed easily. For oddly-shaped windows or entryways, the use of rectangular blinds and shutters will result in unsightly aesthetics altogether.

  • The type of room where you intend to install plantation shutters and blinds

The type of room and the elements surrounding it will dictate the type of window treatment installation. If you are looking for a window treatment for your bedroom to establish privacy, we highly advise you to check out external louvre shutters. In the kitchen where heat and humidity are both present, waterproof PVC blinds will work perfectly as they can last for a very long time compared to fabric blinds or wooden plantation shutters.

  • Establishing a budget for window treatments

It is wise to invest in window dressings that are made from high-quality and durable material. Plantation shutters are undeniably more expensive due to the complexity of design and construction. On the other hand, blinds, as they are more prevalent, are made from affordable materials.

The budget allocated for window coverings will certainly influence your final purchase. If you want to ensure that you are making the best choice, we recommend checking out the prices first. Being patient rather than shopping impulsively for window treatments that are cheap and do not complement your taste and requirements, will help you save money in the long run.

We supply superior quality window coverings such as plantation shutters, Roman shades, and wooden blinds all across the country. To request a quote, do not hesitate to give us a call on 02 8858 0900 today.