The rich history of the Northumberland towns of Morpeth ,
Alnwick and Rothbury
make them desirable places to visit,
and even more desirable places to live. Morpeth's rich history as
a market town continues with a reputation as a sophisticated retail
centre today. The monthly farmers' market attracts visitors from miles
around, and if your tastes run to the more cultured, the 13th century
Chantry houses the town's bagpipe museum. However, one disadvantage
of living in the far north of England is the weather; in the depths
of winter, curtains on their own just won't cut the mustard, and for
are a consideration. Further
north is the town of Alnwick, with a castle dubbed as the "Windsor
of the North". Not only the home of the aristocratic Percy family
for over seven centuries, Alnwick Castle doubles as a certain boy
wizard's school. It would take a certain kind of magic to keep out
the whistling winter winds this far north, and like Morpeth, in Alnwick,
shutters are the order of the day not just to keep out bitter chill,
but to cut down the brightness of the sun both in winter and in summer.
In fact, for the county as a whole, in Northumberland shutters
are the ideal way to keep fuel costs down whilst adding durable good
looks to your home. Whatever your colour scheme, plantation
will be available in a toning or contrasting shade.
If in doubt, consult an expert - shutters can be made not just for
standard construction windows, but for more unusual sizes and shapes.
The ultimate in easy to maintain home décor, shutters don't need expensive
cleaning solutions. Simply wipe down with a clean, damp cloth, and
your shutters will appear as good as new for many years to come.