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There are a variety of types of window shutters on the market, but which type of shutters are best? Our experts run you through the different types of shutters and which are best for your windows. 

What Are The Different Types of Shutter?

You might opt for shutters in your home for a variety of reasons including security or privacy. Based on your requirements, your shutters will either be interior window shutters or exterior window shutters. 

Types of shutters include:

  • Full Height Shutters
  • Tier On Tier Shutters
  • Blackout Shutters
  • Café Shutters
  • Solid Shutters
  • Tracked Shutters
  • Bay Window Shutters 

Full Height Shutters

Full Height Shutters are perfect for bathrooms and kitchens, suiting both classic and contemporary design. The type of shutter is elegant and often one of the most popular styles that you will have seen, covering windows from top to bottom. Benefits include insulation, privacy and noise control. 

Tier On Tier Shutters

Tier on Tier Shutters are ideal for classic sash windows. These shutter doors are split so the top and bottom sections can open independently of each other. In the past this type of shutter has suited Victorian windows but also adds character to modern homes, ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms. These shutters are not suited to bay windows.

Blackout Shutters

Blackout Shutters are ideal for bedrooms as they integrate a blackout blind, ideal for functionality and beauty.

Café Shutters

Café Shutters offer a traditional look, these shutters only cover the lower half of the window to allow more light into your space. These shutters are ideal for kitchen and living areas in urban areas as they offer privacy on a lower level. The benefit of café shutters in living spaces is they are cheaper than full height shutters.

Solid Shutters

These shutters are typically solid wood, interior shutters, ideal for blocking light in bedrooms.

Tracked Shutters 

Tracked Shutters have a track that supports the panels perfect for wide openings such as patio doors. The shutters can fold neatly back. 

Bay Window Shutters

Fitted Bay Window Shutters offer a stunning aesthetic as well as being practical for privacy whilst letting in light. Ideal for any room featuring a Bay Window.

At 4 Seasons Shutters we also design and manufacture beautiful bespoke window shutters for any shape or size of window.

Different Types of Shutter Materials

  • MDF
  • Wood, predominantly Hardwood
  • Bonded FSC Hardwood
 
At 4 Seasons Shutters we believe the best type of shutters are manufactured from Bonded FSC Hardwood due to a number of benefits including:
 
  • Moisture resistant
  • Durable shutters, less likely to be damaged
  • Full recyclable material
  • Manufactured from half the amount of Hardwood as typical wooden shutters and all of our Hardwood is sourced from FSC certified forests.

What Type of Shutters Are Best?

The best type of Shutters are those that suit your window style and design of your building. A professional shutter fitter should measure up your windows

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