Sash windows are a traditional type of window. They add a touch of elegance and style to any home. However, knowing how to dress them can be tricky. Shutters for sash windows are an excellent choice.
Shutters offer flexibility whilst complimenting the sophisticated look of your sash windows. In this blog, we are going to outline the best shutters for sash windows.
Traditional sash windows feature two “sashes” that move up and down independently from each other, allowing you to open the window from the top or the bottom. The bottom sash can also be tilted inwards.
Although sash windows are considered to be a traditional type of window, they are incredibly chic and compliment any style of home. Whether your home is ultra-modern or you are going for a period statement, sash windows will look beautiful. Especially if they are dressed correctly.
Full height shutters are an obvious choice for every window style, including sash windows. The flexibility of full height shutters makes them the most popular shutter style on the market.
Full height shutters are tailormade to perfectly cover the entirety of your sash windows. They feature two panels that open independently from each other, giving you full access to your sash windows.
Alternatively, you can keep the panels closed but tilt the louvres, letting in as much daylight as you think is necessary.
When it comes to controlling privacy and light levels, full height shutters are an excellent choice.
Tier on tier shutters also make an excellent choice – especially if you have tall sash windows. Tier on tier shutters are very similar to full height shutters, except they have top and bottom panels that can open indecently from one another.
Because the shutters are made to measure, the mid-rail can be positioned in front of the natural divide on your sash windows.
This way, you will be able to open the bottom shutter panels to access the bottom half of the sash window whilst keeping the top panels closed to control the light.
Or you can open the top panels to let a breeze in through the top of the sash windows whilst keeping the bottom panels closed to maintain privacy.
Tier on tier shutters are the most versatile shutters available, however, they are better suited to tall windows and may not work with short or wide sash windows.
Café style shutters are another amazing choice for sash windows, especially on ground floor rooms, such as the lounge, dining room, kitchen or office. Café style shutters are very popular in Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian terrace properties, as well as properties with bay windows.
These shutters only cover the bottom half of the windows and are perfect if you want to let the daylight into your home whilst maintaining privacy.
The panels can be fully opened, giving you full access to your sash windows. Plus, as with most shutters, the louvres can be tilted to control light and privacy levels.
Solid panel shutters look amazing in period homes. They make a stylish and elegant statement and offer an excellent level of blackout when closed, making them great for bedrooms.
Solid panel shutters are available in a range of colours, and can even be customised to match the colours in your home.
The only (obvious) downside to solid panel shutters is their lack of flexibility. They can be opened and closed but do not have louvres that can be tilted.
Shutters will make an excellent window dressing for your stylish sash windows. They are available in a range of colours and finishes. And can be designed in a waterproof material for rooms that may be high in humidity or condensation.
If you are in the Essex, London or Kent areas and you looking for shutters for your sash windows, get in touch with Shuttertec. You can contact us on 0800 023 5754 or email email@example.com. We are on the other end of the phone 6 days a week!
Or you can book an appointment here. We can discuss your shutter needs, measure your space, show you samples and answer any questions you may have. At Shuttertec, we have more than 20 years with bespoke plantation shutters and blinds.
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