Window shutters offer an enormous range of benefits, especially when compared with curtains and other window coverings. They provide greater security, allow you to exercise more control over the heat and light in your home and even look neater and more stylish. But did you know that you can make your shutters even better by augmenting them with a few simple extras. We offer a wide range of extras here at Shutter World. Some are designed to help your shutters perform better in specific circumstances. Today, however, we’d like to highlight the ones that can be used to improve any set of shutters and explain how they can help you.
1. Shutter handles
Shutter handles are a very simple addition that can be added to the frame of almost any set of shutters. Most shutter frames are designed to open outwards, so that you can let in more light and air than the shutters’ slats would permit. Shutter handles simply make it easier to pull the shutters open. Without shutter handles, swinging your shutters open can be slightly tricky. It’s worth installing them so that you never have any problems and can let in light and air whenever you want.
2. Shutter bolts
Shutter bolts are just as useful as handles but in the opposite way. They allow you to lock you shutter frames in place so that they can’t be opened from the outside. This makes your shutters much more secure and makes it almost impossible for intruders and criminals to enter your home via shuttered windows. If you want to keep your home safe, adding bolts to your shutters is a very simple way to do it.
3. Blackout blinds
Blackout blinds can be fitted into shutters along with slats. Some blackout systems can also be fitted as an alternative to conventional slats. This option enables you to block all light from a room and also offers improved insulation. If you want greater control of the light levels in your home or to reduce your heating bill, blackout shutters are an ideal solution.
These optional extras can be applied to practically any set of shutters in order to improve their performance. Why not order your window shutters with all three?