You are currently viewing What To Consider When Designing Custom Shutters

What To Consider When Designing Custom Shutters

Shutters custom-made to order have a classic, timeless design. Classic designs, such as plantation shutters, will never go out of style.

Whatever your style, shutters can match a wide variety of interiors, whether you are aiming for a modern look or a period look. Shutters not only transform the interior and exterior appearance of your home but also make it appear that they belong there.

The benefits of blinds and shades include being easy to clean and maintain, complementing your colour scheme, adding value to your home, helping to create privacy, and offering better light control than curtains.

There are so many benefits you can enjoy with custom shutters, but there are several important steps to note during the design phase to ensure your shutters are right for your home and your requirements.

How Are Custom-Made Shutters Better Than Off-The-Shelf Ones?

There are standard sizes for ready-made shutters, but every home is unique. Even windows side-by-side in the same house may differ in size by very small amounts, and even a small difference can have a big impact on your installation.

A custom shutter will fit your window like a glove, so you won’t have to cut them down or modify them extensively. Are you looking for a custom cutout for a door handle or a shutter with a special shape for a unique or custom-shaped window?

When it comes to finding the right shutters at an appropriate price, the sky is the limit. It is almost impossible to purchase these types of window coverings off the shelf.

Choosing The Right Style For Your Home Is The First Step

Which style of custom shutters is best for your interior? The framing and divider rails are just as important as the shutters themselves in this selection process.

You should select shutters that complement the architectural style of your home and the climate of your region. Check out what types of shutters similar to your home are displayed on nearby homes (or surf the internet for ideas). Custom shutters affects your home value and style, so make sure that you get the best design of shutters that fits your home decoration.

It is often best to speak to one of our custom shutter design experts to help guide you through this process.

The Size Of The Louvre Matters

Louvres are a vital part of custom shutters as they are the main component that opens and closes to determine the amount of air and light you are allowing into your home.

Three sizes are typically offered and choosing between them can be tricky. As a general rule, the larger the window, the bigger the louvres.

Our experienced designers can help you decide the right-sized louvres for your windows, including custom options that differ from the three standard options available off the shelf.

You are not required to follow this rule in any way, but many customers find that doing so works for them. The size you choose will also determine the style of your home. Contemporary designs benefit from larger louvres, while more traditional designs benefit from smaller louvres.

In addition to louvre sizes, there are other options to consider.

For example:

  • Color choices for staining and painting.
  • Plantation shutters can be installed completely over your window or halfway if you prefer a cafe-like look
  • Tilt rods can be concealed or centre tilted
  • Whether you want your shutters to be operated manually, or motorised

Contact us

Speak to the experts at Timber-Tec in Ballina on 1300 212 600 to ensure your custom shutters meet your aesthetic requirements, practical needs and most importantly, your budget. Timber Tec is also experts in providing quality shutters and blinds in the Northern Rivers.