Sometimes the classic and traditional options remain the best. That is often the case with plantation shutters, which have existed for hundreds of years and remain functional, versatile and stylish options to this very day. Jim’s Flyscreens and Blinds are your plantation shutter specialists and we have put together a guide on why your home needs plantation shutters, whether it is modern or contemporary.
Your home needs plantation shutters – here’s why
There is a lot to consider when it comes to choosing your window coverings. You can stick with basic curtains, look at roller blinds if the light is an issue or select from a range of blinds, shutters and louvres that can help you control the light and airflow in your home.
When you want a little bit of everything, plantation shutters are your perfect all-round solution as they are timeless, traditional and have stood the test of time. They give you complete control over your indoor environment and they look absolutely fantastic whether they are installed in contemporary or classic settings. And they are available to be measured up to suit any space in your home through Jim’s Flyscreens and Blinds.
What are Plantation Shutters?
The simple way to describe these are wooden frames that house wooden slats or louvres to allow you to control the climate and sunlight in your home. They were popular on plantation homesteads in colonial days and were very popular in classic homes around the world, including Queensland and Victorian homes in Australia. Over the years these have evolved and can be made of plastic, glass or a range of other materials and can be made in a range of bespoke styles to fit almost any window recess.
How much are they?
The costs are variable because these options are often customised to suit your space and your needs, but the good news is this old-school style of window covering also comes with an old-school price. The total cost of installing new ones or replacing old ones usually costs around $250 to $500 per square metre in Australia, while you will usually pay around $70 to $100 per square metre for installation if you already have the shutters.
Jim’s Flyscreens and Blinds offers the most competitive prices which are matched by our commitment to excellence. All of our franchise owners have been rigorously trained and have the right experience, skills and customer service to deliver the best possible installation for your home or property. And all of our installations come with our satisfaction guarantee.
How do you clean them?
This is one of the best parts of plantation shutters – they are easy to maintain and keep looking great year-round. They can be simply angled and wiped down with a damp cloth and some soapy water. If you live in a tropical area where mould and bacteria can be an issue, a 50/50 combination of water and white vinegar will lift it right off.
There is no back-breaking labour required to clean them either; no requirement to disassemble them and because they can be angled both ways there is no need to clean from outside the house – you can get it all done in minutes from the comfort of the inside of your house.
Does Jim’s Flyscreens and Blinds offer a measure and installation service?
Absolutely. Our friendly franchise owners will come to your home and measure up your spaces and deliver you a competitive quote on all plantation shutter installations. Speak to us about all of the options available to you, including materials, design, colour and more and we will come up with the perfect solution for your property.