If you have decided to add a charming, inviting and beneficial focal point to your room with a wooden shutter, you are likely wondering how you should go about measuring for it. There are probably quite a few questions going through your mind too, such as:
- Do I measure on the outside of the window frame?
- Do I need measurements of the window pane itself?
- Should the blinds fall right at the window sill?
- How do I accommodate handles for crank windows?
Wooden Shutter Measurements Should be Taken by a Professional
If you are ordering a wooden shutter, then fit should be a primary concern. These window treatments will provide you with maximum privacy and light control, as long as they fit properly. If you have a handle for a crank window, a cutout in the blinds will need to be made. This is also true if you are buying for French doors.
To ensure that your shutters fit perfectly, the windows really need to be professionally measured. Of course, the last thing you probably want to do is pay a professional to come measure, right? Well, when you shop at Danmer, you don’t have to. We offer a free consultation so you can have peace-of-mind knowing that your shutters will fit perfectly!
Many people get it set in their head that they need a wooden shutter for a window to really pull the room together, but are not prepared for the options they have to choose from. You may think you want a plantation shutter, but you may want to take a good look at our woven wood shades, and you may very well change your mind.
Wooden Shutter vs. Woven Wood Shutter
As you are likely already well aware, a traditional wooden shutter has individual pieces all fitted horizontally on some type of system that is open and closed to welcome or eliminate the light. These of course, are beautiful options that complement nearly any room.
If you are looking for something a little different though, our woven wood shades may be perfect. They are created from a combination of grass, bamboo and jute materials in an array of styles. We also offer a huge selection of shade colors, such as Bamboo Reeds Wheat, Calypso Spring, Monsoon Sand and Sunflower Gold, so there is sure to be a shade to complement your space beautifully.
Redecorate Your Home
When it comes to the do-it-yourself home redecorating process, homeowners find themselves faced with many decisions and options, some costlier than others. If you are in the process of redecorating your home or even just one room in your home, it’s good to take time to do your research and some homework. Use online resources to get decoration ideas and tips. Make a list of the items you’ll need such as new flooring, paint, shelving units, furniture, art, etc. Compare prices on the web as well as in store.
Finish a Room with Wooden Shutters
Once you’re knee deep in the process and in your budget, you may feel the need to make a sacrifice somewhere. Window treatments are no longer an area of sacrifice. Finish off your decorating with a custom fitted wooden shutter. A wooden shutter complements nearly every décor, and with Danmer Custom Shutters is surprisingly affordable. Custom fitted shutters appear to be built in as part of your home, and will last through multiple redecoration processes.
The Look of a Wooden Shutter That’s Environmentally Friendly
Do you like the look of a wooden shutter, but want to be more environmentally friendly? Choose synthetic Theramalite Shutters that have the look like a wooden shutter without any wood. Thermalite Shutters are made of completely recycled man made materials and do not require any trees to be cut down.
The Benefits of Thermalite Shutters
While Thermalite Shutters look and feel like a wooden shutter, these environmentally friendly shutters insulate two times better than wooden shutters. Great for kitchens and bathrooms, Thermalite Shutters are water resistant and flame retardant. Compared to other synthetic shutters available on the market, Thermalite Shutters are completed with a painted finish to keep them from yellowing over time.
To learn more about how you can get the look of a wooden shutter with Thermalite Shutters, please visit http://www.danmer.com/products/shutters/thermalite.asp.