Whats The Difference Between Blinds And Shutters?

Whether you’re looking to fit out a new house or wanting to renovate your home, you might quickly realise that choosing window coverings is a lot more difficult than you initially thought. This is largely because there are two great options that you’ll inevitably have to choose between: blinds and shutters.

Both blinds and shutters filter light, shut out noise, permit air flow and improve privacy, so what exactly are the differences between the two? These options can cause a bit of confusion for people shopping around for window coverings, so here, Mal Glanville & Co. take a look at both blinds and shutters to give you a better idea of what might be the right choice for you.

Why You Might Want To Go With Shutters

Unlike blinds, which are attached to a window recess, shutters are generally attached to the window frame itself. Homeowners looking to introduce a window covering designed to exacting specifications might be more inclined to look into shutters. Although they can be a pricier option depending on the material and style you choose, their durability should also mean they’re treated as an investment.

In a practical sense, shutters have slats that can be adjusted to let in certain amounts of light, air and noise which allows for much greater control of ambient temperatures.

Shutters come in a variety of manufacturing materials, such as aluminium, timber, vinyl and PVC, and designs, with plantation shutters perhaps being the most popular.

Unlike blinds, shutters can be installed on either the interior or the exterior of a house, which offers even greater flexibility and may better suit people who prioritise privacy.

Why Blinds Might Be A Better Choice For You

Despite there still being a lot of options available, blinds are usually a more affordable option than shutters and will therefore often be a better choice for people on a budget.

Despite being less expensive much of the time, blinds can still suit any design need and personality. This is because they can be made from fabric, aluminium, timber and plastic in all sorts of colours and designs, meaning you’ll still be completely spoilt for choice.

As with shutters, blinds come in a wide variety of forms, with some of the most common styles including the following:

  • Venetian blinds
  • Roller blinds
  • Panel glides
  • Vertical blinds
  • Roman blinds

They also remain a practical choice ? blinds also still offer much of the fantastic temperature and light control that shutters provide to help keep homes cooler during the warmer months in Australia.

Want to know more? Talk to our team today about blinds and shutters. We can help find the best solution for your needs.

The Benefits of Plantation Shutters for Your Home

The trend for installing plantation shutters in homes is seeing an increase over the past couple of months. As more Australians contemplate home renovations and improving the aesthetics of their home, window coverings have become an important element.

If you’re contemplating plantation shutters for your own home, we have compiled some of the advantages of having them installed.

Great for Both Winter & Summer Weather

Plantation shutters are great for trapping heat during colder days but can also reduce heat on a hot summer afternoon. The overlapping lourve design acts as another layer to your windows and help keep the warm air inside when shut. However, during summer days you can rotate the clades to reflect sunlight away from the windows, which reduces the amount of solar energy that comes in through the glass. This feature makes plantation shutters an extremely versatile option when it comes to managing heat and temperature in the house.

Easy to Clean & Maintain

Plantation shutters are also fairly easy to clean. Your main concern is to ensure that you remove all the debris and dust on the shutters. This can be easily accomplished with a soft cloth or with a soft brush vacuum attachment. You shouldn’t be using too much water on your shutters and if you do, it’s important to dry them as soon as you can.

Giving your shutters a clean once a month is a great way to ensure beauty and longevity.

Suits Many Different Types of Designs & Themes

Plantation shutters can also fit the theme and aesthetic of many different homes. First of all, they come in many different colours so if there’s a specific colour palette you’re after, you’re able to find one that matches. Due to their simplistic and elegant design, they can add a natural look to minimalist homes.

However, these shutters can also work with rustic interior, country-style homes and Victorian themed homes. There is an endless array of choices when it comes to styling your home with plantation shutters. They also work well in bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens, it gives you a great chance to really use your creativity with interior design.

Find plantation shutters that match your home

To learn more about the different plantation shutter designs, don’t hesitate to talk to the experts at Mal Glanville & Co. We have a range of available options, from Polysatin Plantation Shutters to Basswood Plantation Shutters and more – we are here to provide you with the best choices in interior design.

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How Plantation Shutters Can Improve Your Property

Thinking about introducing new window coverings in your home? In this blog, the team at Mal Glanville & Co explore how plantation shutters can improve your property.

Elevating Aesthetics

Plantation shutters have a classic presentation that is both timelessly stylish and elegant. Pairing neutral colours with practical designs is the secret to having these inclusions elevate your aesthetics not just for now, but well into the future. No matter the decor or motif you have decided to go with for your bedroom, living room, or any other area of your house with windows, plantation shutters will seamlessly complement and elevate the surrounding aesthetics.

Extra Protection & Privacy

A large part of home ownership is security. When it comes to protecting your property and your family within it, it pays to invest in multiple layers preventing thieves and potential home invaders from trying to gain access. Plantation shutters have a durable design and construction offering greater defence than other alternatives, such as blinds and curtains.

Their design also blocks out more of the outside view when closed, limiting light and nosey neighbours. When open, however, you can still enjoy a full view of an outdoor space and fill your home with swathes of natural light.

Simple Maintenance

When it comes to maintaining our property, homeowners greatly appreciate anything that makes the process a little easier. With plantation shutters, there is no longer any need to struggle with coiled strings or cables or fumbling with confusing vacuum attachments to remove sheets of dust. All you need is to quickly run a moist cloth across the surface – and you’re done!

Increase Property Value

Plantation shutters aren’t simply a purchase; they’re an investment. Their highly versatile nature means that whatever your window sizes, dimensions, or wider home plan, you can introduce either sliding, stacked, hinged fixtures, or customised bifold plantation shutters to best suit your layout. Along with the points mentioned above, this immediately increases the appraisal value of your home.

Learn More from the Experts!

For nearly 50 years, the team at Mal Glanville & Co have helped residents of the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Region satisfy their blinds, shutters, awnings and security needs. If you would like to learn more about our range of plantation shutters, please contact us today by calling (02) 4323 1500, send an email to sales@malglanville.com.au, or leave your details on our easy to complete contact form.

Roller Shutters

Security Roller Shutters to Keep Your Newcastle or Central Coast Home Secure

If you would like to help make your home in Newcastle or the Central Coast more comfortable and secure, then roller shutters may be the best option for you. Discuss with our team today and give us a call.

Enhance your property with high quality roller shutters

With a wide range of Slat Designs & Sizes the collection of roller shutters we have on offer are suitable for all windows, doors & even canteen areas.

  • Durable & suitable for all Seasons
  • The Headboxes, Guides & Skins are available in a Variety of standard Colours & can be powder coated in Interpon & Dulux colour ranges
  • Operation options include Spring Loaded, Manual Winder, Battery Operated Motors, Solar Automation & Hardwired Motors
  • Battery Operated Motors can function a Roller Shutter up to 52kgs with the benefits of no Electrician required
  • Available with Perforations between slats offering light & air control while protecting the area from harsh UV rays
  • With its insulation properties it offers protection from the cold weather reducing heating costings
  • Ideal solution for shift workers that require a completely dark room
  • Suitable for Fire Zone areas needing to meet Council requirements
  • Backed with a 5 Year Warranty

Want aluminium venetian blinds in your Newcastle or Central Coast home? Call us

If you are interested in knowing more about our range of shutters, including plantation shutters then please call us on (02) 4323 1500. You can speak with one of our friendly staff at Mal Glanville & Co. and arrange an obligation free in-home consultation to discuss your needs. We happily service Newcastle and all across the Central Coast.

Plantation Shutters

Are you looking for that perfect elegant finishing touch to your home? Not only do plantation shutters afford a quiet elegance that’ll look amazing for years to come, but they also come with some great benefits, too. They allow you to control the amount of sunlight that enters your home with ease, while also affording you privacy with a flick of the wrist. Not only that, but plantation shutters can also make a real difference to your power bill.

we offer plantation shutters in a range of different styles to suit everybodys needs, rest assured we’ve got the perfect style for your property whether it be on the Central Coast, Hornsby, Newcastle or the Hunter Valley area.

Window Plantation Shutters for Central Coast & Newcastle property owners 

Plantation shutters are an elegant product complimenting all windows and adding value to homes. PVC Plantation shutters are both an internal and external product with the purpose of making a statement as well as being a functional system. Designed to manipulate the light and privacy to all windows with minimal cleaning or maintenance required. PVC Shutters can be manufactured for all Windows whether it be arched, circular, triangular or raked windows. An ideal Solution for Sliding Doors with Tracking and Headboards Inclusive.

PVC Shutters come with an Aluminium Insert designed to stop warping and splitting and are resistant to the effects of UV rays.

  • Available in a range of Slat Sizes: 63mm, 89mm & 114mm
  • With a choice of 10 Standard colours available these can also be powdercoated to any Dulux or Interpon colours
  • Various operating systems ranging from Hinged, Fixed, Sliding & Bi-Folding and many more
  • Hidden Tilt Rod or Visible Tilt Rod
  • Moisture resistant suitable for all wet areas
  • With a broad range of Frames to suit any window including Louvres or no Frame if requested

We also have quality roller blinds, security doors, and more.

Helping you complete your home with plantation shutters

Our clients are always amazed at the transformative powers that great-looking plantation shutters can afford their property. Want to find out more?  Call us today on (02) 4323 1500 and speak with one of our friendly staff to arrange an obligation free in-home consultation.

Basswood Plantation Shutters

Ideal for heritage homes and for those traditional decorating schemes.

Making any window a fashion statement, plantation shutters are functional & designed to manipulate the light and privacy to all windows.

Blending simple functionality with traditional aesthetics, they are available in a range of painted colours and timber finishes and can be colour co-ordinated to suit your interior.

Basswood Shutters can be manufactured for all Windows whether it be arched, circular, triangular or raked windows.

An ideal Solution for Sliding Doors with Tracking and Headboards Inclusive.

High-grade timber is used to minimise warping and splitting and they are resistant to the effects of UV rays and scratching.

  • Available in a range of Slat Sizes: 63mm, 89mm & 114mm
  • A choice of Painted or Traditional Cedar Colours available
  • Various operating systems ranging from Hinged, Fixed, Sliding & Bi-Folding and many more
  • Hidden Tilt Rod or Visible Tilt Rod
  • With a broad range of Frames to suit any window including Louvres

Want to find out more? Call us today and speak with one of our friendly staff to arrange an obligation free in home consultation.