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Jan 19

5 Key Considerations When Choosing Between Blinds and Shutters

Blinds or shutters – which is the better pick for your home? As usual, the answer depends on a variety of factors you’ll need to take into account. Even if you’ve ruled curtains out of the equation, you’ll still have an endless range of quality window dressings to choose from. So to help narrow things […]

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Dec 18

Security Shutters: Protection, Performance and Prestige

Plantation security shutters are designed to combine the best of all worlds in one beautifully presented package. Traditionally, it’s been a case of choosing to enhance the security of your windows and doors or invest in elegant window treatments. Security shutters have been around for generations, but have typically lacked any real aesthetic value. Today, […]

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Nov 18

Improvements Your Home Needs Before Winter Comes

Some home improvements are best accomplished when the weather is still a little warm. By tackling these seven items on your to-do list, you can make sure that you are prepared for colder weather. 1. Install Window Shutters There are a number of reasons why you should consider window shutters for your home. Not only […]

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Oct 18

How to Choose the Perfect Window Shutters

Window shutters represent a long-term investment in the comfort, practicality and general appeal of your home. As such, it’s worth thinking carefully about which shutters to go for, along with where and how they should be installed. Plantation Shutters Around the Home Most interior living spaces are perfect candidates for plantation shutters. For a bedroom […]

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Sep 18

The Key Benefits of Shutters in Winter

For countless generations, plantation shutters have been fixtures of distinction in homes all over the world. Recent years in particular have brought about a huge resurgence in the popularity of plantation shutters among homeowners and interior designers alike. Offering an attractive alternative to traditional window dressings, plantation shutters combine form with function in equal measures. […]

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Aug 18

The Benefits of Plantation Shutters During the Summer

When shopping for window treatments, you have many choices. While you could add drapes or window blinds, plantation shutters provide several important benefits, especially during the summer. Plantation Shutters Are a Window Treatment If you are not familiar with plantation shutters, they are like blinds constructed from wood or faux wood. Both standard blinds and […]

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Jul 18

Selecting the Best Shutters for Bedrooms

Made-to-measure shutters really can make an incredible difference to almost any interior space. Combining elegance with practicality and unbeatable value for money, once you’ve experienced shutters in your own home, there’s no going back! But with such a huge range of styles and specifications to choose from, what kinds of shutters best suit bedrooms? If […]

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Jun 18

How Much Light Do Shutters Block Out?

This has to be one of the most common questions we hear from new and existing customers on a daily basis: Exactly how much light to shutters block out? The short answer – it depends entirely on which types of shutters you install in your home. Realistically, you cannot expect any types of shutters to […]

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May 18

How Do Plantation Shutters Open and Close?

Here at Riverside, one of the most frequently asked questions among our customers is also one of the most important: How do plantation shutters open and close? A simple question, though with an answer that perhaps isn’t quite so simple! Versatile Plantation Shutters This is because while plantation shutters may be traditional in design, they […]

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Apr 18

What Are Window Shutters Used For?

High-quality window shutters are becoming increasingly popular among discerning homeowners up and down the country. Nevertheless, there are still many for whom a rather important question needs to be addressed: What are window shutters used for? Given the various alternative window covering options on the market, what are shutters for? What’s their value and appeal, […]