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Planning a loft conversion? Get your window dressing just right

California Shutters 18/05/2020 10:19:24

We know that planning a loft conversion is a big job, and there are lots of moving parts for you to consider. Whether it’s flooring, tiling, painting, it can all get a bit overwhelming! Luckily, where your windows are concerned, we have got you covered (quite literally).

We’re here to make sure you choose the best loft shutters for your new space. Keep reading to find out how shutters will be the perfect fit for your brand-new loft.


Why loft shutters?

In a loft the windows are very often the centerpiece, the main attraction. This means choosing the correct window dressing is of paramount importance. You wouldn’t want to go to all the work of designing a beautiful loft, only to fall at the last hurdle with some beastly blinds or questionable curtains, would you? Called us biased, but here at California Shutters we are of the firm belief that shutters trump other forms of window coverings for a number of reasons.

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First of all, they’re easy to fit – even for those with minimal DIY experience - and they are manufactured bespoke to your windows, so you know they’ll slot right in. Need some help with measuring? No problem. Simply give us a call and one of our experts will be happy to talk you through things.

Secondly, they’re incredibly versatile. Shutters are great for any kind of windows, such as bay, dormer, Velux, and even special shapes (more on that later). This versatility also means that they are inherently stylish and will blend seamlessly with any décor. Whether you’re going for a contemporary modern design or something more old-fashion, plantation shutters will bring out the best in any theme.

Lastly, wooden shutters are the most practical choice when compared to other window dressings. They block out light effectively, are great heat insulators, help keep out those pesky draughts, and they take up less space than curtains.

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Choosing the right colour for your loft shutters

This is very much a matter of personal preference. While our white shutters are our most popular choice, we have a massive range of different paints and wood stains for you to choose from. Being a neutral colour, you really can’t go wrong with white. It’s crisp, contemporary, and will coordinate with virtually any decór. This ensures a seamless blending with your existing furnishings and will guarantee that your shutters meld perfectly with any changes you may make in the future.

If it’s a more rustic look that you’re going for then our wood stains are a great choice for a farmhouse style loft. For something a bit more bold and ultra-modern, opt for one of our paint colours, available in the Pure Hardwood and Affordable Hybrawood ranges. Click here to see all of our different colours.


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Special shaped windows

Did you know that here at California Shutters we can fit plantation shutters to pretty much any shape of window? That’s right, any shape. So, if you have some non-standard shaped windows then we are here to help you get it just right. Want to get shutters for triangle windows? No problem at all. Maybe you’ve got a circular porthole that would look great shuttered up. We’ve got you covered there too.

If you need help with the measuring side of things, then not to worry. We understand that measuring for a window that isn’t a standard shape may seem quite daunting, but it really is a cinch. Luckily, our friendly team are always on the end of the phone to talk you through the particulars, so you’ll never get lost. You can even send us in photos of your windows so that we can best advise you on style, design and how to measure.

With California Shutters on hand, you will have one less thing to worry about when undertaking your conversion.

If you’re curious about getting a cost for loft shutters, or if you need help measuring and installing shutters to your windows, we’re right here to help! Call us or email us, we’re business as usual!