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Options for making your home secure are constantly evolving to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Security shutters offer peace of mind, style, and a great opportunity to update your security with an option that matches your décor style. Here are three perks to investing in security shutters as part of your home security system.
Aluminium security shutters provide reliable protection for your home while looking cosy and attractive. They can be custom-made in a range of colours and folding options to match your home’s existing look. Be sure to do your research, so that the shutters of your choice will be able to withstand different impacts and are not purely decorative.
Security shutters give you control over the amount of visibility and light that comes into your home. This is done by adjusting the louvres that can be angled to soften or enhance the amount of light while maintaining your privacy and security.
Aluminium security shutters can be used to protect windows or doors or to close-in outdoor areas or partition rooms. This makes them a versatile option for every room in your home. Bi-fold shutters are particularly useful for outdoor areas that need security and protection from the weather without compromising on space. Versatility is always welcomed by the homeowner and allows you to change this up as often as you require.
Considering the benefits of elegance, versatility, control and safety, aluminium security shutters are a great investment for your home.
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Putting shutters on your windows is very stylish and on trend right now. Not only are they a fashionable option for home décor, they also serve several different important functions. Shutters protect your windows from the elements, provide a layer of physical security when shut and can help to insulate your home.
So which type of shutter should you go for on your home? There is a very wide range of styles, shapes, sizes and designs that you can choose from. You can also opt to put them inside your window or on the exterior of your home. Here are some of our favourite options that are trendy at the moment.
Solid panels on the exterior
This strong, bold look gives your home a bit of an old-world feel. There are two ways that you can go – a simple square to cover the window or something a bit more ornate with a dome design that will sit above the window. To complete the look, go for dark colours and small designs carved into the wood.
The solid structure of these shutters will allow you to block out the elements – sun, rain and wind – completely.
Café style shutters
Get the French bistro look with these cute little shutters. They are designed to be roughly half the height of your windows and are installed on the inside of your home. This is a great option if you have big ground floor windows that open onto the street or a busy area in your garden as the shutters give you privacy without blocking the sunlight.
These shutters are generally louvered, meaning you can adjust them depending on your needs. Close the slats completely for total privacy or tilt them open to let in the light.
California louvered shutters
Also known as Plantation shutters, this style has very wide slats that can be adjusted to let the sunshine in. Originally used on the outside of the home back in the deep south of the USA – on the plantations – these shutters became incredibly popular in the 1950s in California. They were adapted to be installed on the inside of the window as this was the popular look back then.
Today, this style of shutter is very popular in homes with large windows that get a lot of sun. You can shut the louvers tight when the sun comes round and keep the heat of the day out of your home. Then they can be opened wide to allow you to enjoy the view of your garden.
Combination solid and louvered
If you’re not interested in going for a set style, you can always create a one-of-a-kind look for your home. Start by considering how the room is used, how much light it gets and if you need any privacy from the outside world. Then you can plan the best design to let in as much sunshine as possible without heating up the room too much or letting nosey neighbours see in.
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Fashion changes with time, whether it is related to clothing, electronics, interior design or architecture. Adapting your interior space to reflect the latest trends, however, does not have to mean completely refurbishing or redesigning your home. Just changing the window treatments can bring your home’s interior into the 21st century and more specifically, in vogue for the next ten years. As such, let’s take a quick look at the latest popular trends when it comes to window coverings, which are also expected to be in vogue for the next couple of years.
For a while there, it seemed as if the bare look would stick, but fortunately, at least for aesthetic appeal purposes, the trend ended in 2016. The barren appearance simply didn’t do much for creating a welcoming ambience in homes.
With the demise of the barren look and feel came the opportunity to return to wholeness. The picture can now be completed with full-window coverings ranging from aluminium, to motorised and vertical blinds. Drapes and curtains are also in use, but if you want your home’s interior to have a modern look and feel without compromising on the atmosphere and comprehensiveness, then designer blinds are certainly the way to go.
Gone are the days of having to stick to white or black, because now is the time to brighten up the future! If you want bolder coloured statements, you will also appreciate our range of designer blinds with numerous colour and style options to choose from.
Creativity is back and it is up to you to decide how you want to add colour to your house. If you are an interior designer, be sure to take note of the latest window covering trends to ensure that your designs keep up with the times. Indeed, the limits have been removed for the year 2017. Even consider textile-based designer blinds, and don’t be shy when it comes to patterns and shapes for window coverings.
In line with the trend towards maximising the usage of natural light and thus reducing the need for artificial light sources which are energy intensive, we see a strong movement towards motorised blinds and the plantation type shutters.
The designer blinds, whether motorised or manually operated, improve the aesthetics of the home, while also serving to manage the light usage. We also see the wooden look returning, reflective of the worldwide trend towards more natural living.
Vertical blinds are still popular, but we also see a move towards roll-down blinds to maximise privacy in the interior, without compromising on the usage of natural light. The bottom-up or reverse blinds have just hit the market and are suitable for spaces where you need more privacy, but still want natural light to penetrate through the upper part of the window.
Our exhibitor, Top Carpets and Floors offer an exceptional range of designer blinds to fit every type of window, privacy requirement and style preference. Keep in vogue with their trendy ranges.Read More