Are you thinking of investing in window shutters for your home? What an excellent choice, window shutters are the ultimate in elegant window coverings. Once worn on the outside of a house, they now adorn the windows of bedrooms, living rooms and any other room you care to use them. They provide excellent coverage as well as good insulation from both heat and cold and give good security and privacy. In today’s post, we’re going to be looking at why window shutters add value to your home.
Fixture and Fittings
Shutters form part of the fixtures and fittings, so if you sell, they stay behind. If they’re well fitted, quality shutters, then in all likelihood, they’re going to add value to your home. Windows shutters are unique as they’re custom designed for your windows, their function, fit and aesthetic appeal are all exclusive to your home. Never underestimate kerb appeal and the first impressions your home can make on potential buyers.
Warmth in Winter, Cool in Summer
One of the first things you’ll notice with your window shutters is how insulated your home is. It can be a constant battle to keep your home warm, especially when there is freezing temperatures. It’s not fun either when you’re banging on the heating during the winter months to stay warm, sending your energy bills sky high.
You’ll find that window shutters are better at keeping your house warm than blinds or curtains and this is because they’re thicker, so they add an extra layer of warmth and insulation to your windows.
With the environment paying the price for our actions, it’s good to know that we can save on energy by having window shutters, so your initial investment is well worth it because you’ll get it back in reduced energy bills. You’ll also be helping the environment.
The difference window shutters will make to your potential buyers is that your home could easily have a better energy efficiency rating, so that’s always an attractive option for those interested in buying your property.
It will also insulate you from heat as well, during the summer months it can get stifling in certain rooms, especially those where the sun comes in. Window shutters will help you keep your rooms cool while also allowing you to let a limited amount of light in.
If you can give adequate coverage for your windows, then you can avoid the temptation for potential burglars to get a glimpse of any valuables. By making it difficult for people to see into your home you close off any temptations, it’s also incredibly difficult to check whether anyone is in the house or not, so it’s less likely they’ll take the risk. You can adjust the slats when you are at home so you have some light peeking through, but it’ll still be difficult for anyone to see whether anyone’s home.
As well as giving you security, window shutters will give you more privacy, no prying eyes, no looking in through your windows, especially if you live on the ground floor. You’ll have the beauty of letting light in through the windows, but of avoiding the glare of several pairs of eyes as people walk past.
Knight Shades – Quality Window Shutters
Security, privacy and insulation, resulting in reduced energy bills, those are the advantages of window shutters. From an aesthetic point of view, they also give you a really unique, continental look and they’re extremely stylish, all of which adds serious value to your property should you decide to sell in the foreseeable future. They can also be painted and styled to match your furnishings and personal style. Get in touch with us here at Knight Shades so we can start planning your bespoke wooden window shutters for your home and start adding value to your property.