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Eco-Friendly and Cheap Home Improvements

DIY Shutters 19/02/2024 12:00:00 PM

We all want to do our bit for the planet, but sometimes our wallets can’t stretch as far as our ideals. But making your home more sustainable shouldn’t cost the earth. Here are some of our top tips for sustainable home improvements that won’t break the bank.

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Window Treatments for Sash Windows

DIY Shutters 05/02/2024 12:00:00 PM

So, you’re lucky enough to have charming sash windows in your home, but now you're wondering, "What's the best way to dress them up?" Often found in older period properties, sash windows are usually single glazed, so finding the right fit can be tricky. Luckily, we’re here to cut through the noise and give you our two cents on your options. So, let’s get right into it.

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8 Easy DIY Projects for New Homeowners

DIY Shutters 22/01/2024 04:00:00 PM

You’ve just bought your first home - congrats! Now that you've crossed the t’s, dotted the I’s, and got the keys, it's time to put your personal stamp on your new space. But where to start? The floors, the walls, the windows? Not to worry. We've got you covered with these 8 easy-peasy, beginner-friendly DIY projects for your new home to make it truly yours.

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Child Friendly Window Treatments

DIY Shutters 03/01/2024 12:00:00 PM

When decking out your home, picking the right window treatments is more than just a design choice – it’s about safety and practicality too. This is especially important if you have little ones running around. You need a solution that’s robust, secure, and won’t easily come loose. So, with that in mind, let’s weigh up the pros and cons of blinds and curtains – and why shutters might just be your best bet.

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Winter DIY Projects for the Home

DIY Shutters 20/12/2023 12:00:00 PM

It’s cold outside. And after you’ve had your sea swim and a brisk walk, you’d be forgiven for wanting to cosy up where it’s nice and warm. But that’s not to say you can’t keep busy while you’re at it.

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Pairing Shutters and Curtains

DIY Shutters 06/12/2023 12:00:00 PM

So, you're looking to level up your window game, but you're not sure whether to go with shutters or curtains. Have you considered going with both? We understand that this might seem like a strange choice. After all, who needs TWO window dressings? Well, you might. Just hear us out.

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Signs It’s Time to Update Your Shutters

DIY Shutters 22/11/2023 12:00:00 PM

We’re sure that your old shutters have been quietly doing their job for years, adding a touch of assured class to proceedings. But just like anything else, they won't last forever. If you've got old or warped shutters, it might be time to consider an update. Let's discuss some of the telltale signs that it's time for a change.

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Lighting Solutions for Small Rooms

DIY Shutters 08/11/2023 12:00:00 PM

A small room can be charming, cosy, and compact, but there’s also a danger of it feeling a bit dark and dingy. If that’s the case, you’ll want to brighten them up the best you can. Well, fear not, because we’ve got a few lighting ideas for small rooms that’ll turn your box room into a well-lit haven.

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The Year-Round Benefits of Shutters

DIY Shutters 25/10/2023 12:00:00 PM

Practical? Definitely. Stylish? Of course. A home improvement gem that will benefit your home the whole year round? You bet. Shutters are the perfect window dressing to give your living space a little something extra throughout the year. You probably want specifics. Well, let’s get right into it.

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Tips if You’re Struggling to Sleep

DIY Shutters 11/10/2023 12:00:00 PM

Are you someone who struggles to get to sleep at night? Maybe it’s the late-night flicking through social media or watching another episode of your new favourite series. Or perhaps you simply can’t switch your brain off at the end of the day. Well, this one is for the night owls and the restless sleepers. We’ve taken the time to list a few handy tips and tricks to help send you off to the land of nod in no time.

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What’s the Difference Between Shutters and Shutter Blinds?

DIY SHutters 27/09/2023 12:00:00 PM

If you’ve entered “wooden shutter blinds” and ended up at this blog, chances are you have a few questions. The first one might be, “Are shutters and window shutter blinds the same thing?” It’s a good question, and if you’ve got a couple of minutes, we’ll break things down for you. You do? Smashing.

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Should Shutters Go on Every Window of Your House?

DIY Shutters 13/09/2023 12:00:00 PM

Do you have to put shutters on every window? Well, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. There are a few things to consider when buying shutters: your budget, the size of your home, and the look you’re going for. But let’s break things down a little further so you can work out where your shutters should go.

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Small Home Office Ideas

DIY Shutters 30/08/2023 12:00:00 PM

Although not as common as it was a year or two ago, many of us still work from home. It’s also likely that your home office is no more than a box room. But that’s ok. You can still create a cosy and efficient workspace without breaking the bank.

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Shutters for Conservatories

DIY Shutters 16/08/2023 12:00:00 PM

If you’re lucky enough to have a conservatory, you know how difficult it is to find the perfect window dressing. Blinds and curtains may seem like a safe bet, but have you considered how practical – and stylish – shutters are? In this blog, we’ll explore how conservatory shutters will bring style, versatility, and comfort to your prized space. Whether you want to replace your existing window treatments or simply need new ones, bespoke shutters will be the perfect fit.

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A Guide to Louvered Shutters

DIY Shutters 02/08/2023 12:00:00 PM

Louvered window shutters are easily the most popular type of shutters, and for good reason! They’re stylish, customisable, and perfect for light control and privacy. If you’re considering adding them to your home but need a bit of guidance, you’re in the right place. Have a look at this quick and easy guide to find your perfected louvered shutters in no time.

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Who Should You Hire to Fit Window Shutters

DIY Shutters 18/07/2023 12:00:00 PM

So, you’ve decided to go with shutters for your newest window dressings. Excellent choice. But now it’s time to think about your shutter installation. The good news is that you have several options to choose from, each with its own pros and cons. In this quick guide, we’ll explore the three main options: hiring a shutter company for installation, hiring a handyman, or going down the DIY route. You can probably guess which one gets our vote.

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The Best Window Coverings for Light Control

DIY Shutters 04/07/2023 12:00:00 PM

When it comes to controlling the amount of natural light entering your home, the right window treatments can make all the difference. In this quick and easy guide, we’ll explore the three most popular options – curtains, blinds, and our favourite, plantation shutters – and discuss how each one helps you to manage light within your space. So, let’s get right into it.

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Shutters for Large Windows

DIY Shutters 25/05/2023 12:00:00 PM

Casement or sash, bay, or picture. No matter the style of your large window, you’ve probably found yourself wondering how best to dress them. Well, it might not surprise you that here at DIY Shutters, we’re steadfast in our support of shutters for large windows. Of course, we don’t expect you to simply take our word for it. So, let’s discuss a few of the benefits that you simply don’t’ get with other window dressings.

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Can You Fit Your Own Shutters?

DIY Shutters 08/05/2023 12:00:00 PM

Have you recently found yourself admiring a set of shutters and thinking: “I’d really love some of my own”, only to stop yourself for fear of overspending? Well, you’re not alone. We’ve spoken to many a homeowner in our time who are worried that they simply don’t have the funds to bring in the professionals. But what if we told you that you can fit your own shutters, and at a fraction of the cost of measure and install services? Don’t worry if you’re not a dab hand at DIY either, because we’re here to make things as simple as possible.

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Slim Shutters for Small Windows

DIY Shutters 24/04/2023 12:00:00 PM

Does your house suffer from a serious case of SWS? Oh, sorry. It stands for Skinny Window Syndrome. If so, you won’t need us to tell you how difficult slim windows can be to dress. Luckily, we have a wealth of experience in making all sort of shutters, including tall and slim window shutters. So, if you’ve got a couple of minutes to spare, give this short guide a quick read to discover how DIY Shutters can help solve your skinny window worries.

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What Is a Mid-Rail on Shutters?

DIY Shutters 10/04/2023 12:00:00 PM

One of the best things about shutters is just how customisable they are. Whether it’s colour, style, material, slat size, or otherwise, there are a wealth of options to choose from. And while we like to keep things simple, it’s understandable if some of the shutter jargon gets a little confusing. We often get asked about mid-rails. What are they and why choose one? Well, let’s get right to it, shall we?

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How Long Do Plantation Shutters Last?

DIY Shutters 27/03/2023 12:00:00 PM

Are you considering adding some plantation shutters to your home? If so, you don’t need us to tell you of their many benefits. They’re versatile, excellent for light and privacy control, energy efficient, and they look fantastic. However, when looking for new window dressings, value is just as big an indicator as these. With the cost-of-living crisis showing no sign of abating, making shrewd purchases is more important than ever. Luckily, plantation shutters are the most durable dressing on the market, so you’ll be able to enjoy them for years to come.

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Professionally Installed Shutters vs DIY Shutters

DIY Shutters 13/03/2023 12:00:00 PM

So, you want a window dressing that’s stylish, durable, versatile, and practical. Surprise, surprise – you’ve landed on shutters. Excellent choice. But you’re probably wondering whether installing your own is more hassle than it’s worth. It’ll come as no surprise to you that we would always suggest the former when it’s a choice between DIY shutters or installed shutters. After all, we are DIY Shutters. But we’re all about fairness here, so let’s talk through both options.

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What Are Made to Measure Shutters?

DIY Shutters 27/02/2023 12:00:00 PM

When it comes to window dressings, there are many options to choose from. Curtains and blinds might be the first to spring to your mind, but what about made-to-measure shutters? In this quick blog entry, we’ll delve a little deeper into what they are, their options, and why they might just be the perfect choice for your home.

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How to Decorate Your First Home on a Budget

DIY Shutters 13/02/2023 12:10:00 PM

You’ve just bought your first home: congratulations! Now that the stress of buying is out of the way, it’s time to express yourself and truly make it your own. And while decorating a new home can cost a pretty penny, that needn’t be cause for alarm. Luckily, there are lots of budget-friendly ways to decorate and furnish your new home without breaking the bank. We’ve listed a few below to save you having to do the research.

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Is It Cheaper to Buy a New House or Renovate?

DIY Shutters 30/01/2023 12:00:00 PM

If you’ve been living in your current home for some time, you might be getting a little tired with your surroundings. Is it time to up sticks and move to a new home, or is a renovation project in order? And what about cost? Which will be more expensive? Well, it’s not as cut and dry as that we’re afraid. Luckily, we’re here to talk you through it.

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MDF or Hardwood Shutters?

DIY Shutters 15/01/2023 12:00:00 PM

“MDF or Hardwood Shutters?” If we had a penny for every time we were asked this question, well, we’d have more than a few pennies. Whether you’ve just started shopping for shutters, or you considering adding to your collection, you’ve likely heard this question bandied about. With shutters available in both materials, it can be difficult to decide on which material is better suited to your needs. Well, in this short blog, we’ll cut through the noise and give you the 4-1-1 on these two shutter ranges.

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Make Your Home Look More Valuable From Outside

DIY Shutters 30/12/2022 12:00:00 PM

Whatever your reason for adding some extra kerb appeal to your home, we’ve got you covered. Perhaps you’re moving soon and want to increase the asking price, or maybe there’s a spot if friendly rivalry going on between you and your neighbour. Regardless of your reasoning, bringing some added awe to your exterior is always a good thing. But that isn’t to say you need to break the bank to do so. If you have a few minutes, check out this quick guide and you’ll have the neighbours talking in no time.

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DIY Shutter Ideas

DIY Shutters 15/12/2022 12:00:00 PM

So, you’ve decided that you want to get some new window dressings and you’ve done some shopping around. Hopefully you’ve now landed on shutters. If you haven’t yet, hopefully the next couple of minutes worth of reading will change your mind. You may also have seen that by going with DIY shutters you can save upwards of 40% against other measure and install services. But maybe DIY sounds like a lot of work. Well, it’s surprisingly simple.

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Easy DIY Home Décor Projects

DIY Shutters 30/11/2022 12:00:00 PM

In 2022, we’re all trying to tighten our belts a little bit. Keeping your budget down can be especially tricky when it comes to home improvement. And yet there are ways to do this. DIY is a great cost-cutting exercise, and it comes with the added bonus of a nice little pat on the back for your hard work. But if you’re not a dab hand, fear not. Everybody has to start somewhere. So, keep reading for a few of our easy DIY home décor projects that you can start today.  

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DIY Ways to Insulate Your Windows

DIY Shutters 15/11/2022 12:00:00 PM

A typical house loses anywhere between 10 and 20% of its heat through the windows. This makes window insulation one of the most impactful ways you can help cut back on your energy expenditure. But how to do this? Well, that’s why you’re reading this blog – to find out. So let’s get right into it.

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Easy Money Saving Tips to Reduce Energy Bills

DIY Shutters 01/11/2022 01:39:20 PM

The price of bills in 2022 have soared and, as of November 2022, show no signs of abating. This makes cutting down on your usage more important than ever. So, in keeping with this, we’ve written a handy blog to help you do just that.

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Which Window Coverings Are the Easiest to Clean?

DIY Shutters 11/10/2022 11:57:16 AM

When it comes to decorating your windows, style should always be a top priority, but so too should practicality. To get the most out of your fixtures, it’s important to give them the love and care they deserve, and this includes cleaning them as required. However, if you’re like us, you’d rather spend less time cleaning and more time admiring, which is why you should always opt for the most easy-to-clean window coverings. But before we get to those, we’ll touch upon your other options first.

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4 Cheap Ways to Furnish a Home

DIY Shutters 27/09/2022 04:29:31 PM

Have you just moved and need to add some personality to your new home? Or perhaps you’re just looking for some cheap furniture ideas to help spruce things up a bit. Refurnishing can really swell your budget, but this doesn’t have to be the case. By shopping smart and investing in DIY furniture, you’ll be able to keep costs low and wow-factors high.

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Our Favourite White Shutter Blinds

DIY Shutters 13/09/2022 09:58:18 AM

When one thinks of shutters, they almost always see a white shutter. And why not? They’re a classic for a reason. Without a doubt, white shutters are our most popular product, and there are several reasons for this. Firstly, they look fantastic, but you already knew that. Secondly, they will fit in with any décor, whether it’s urban or rustic, contemporary or traditional. Plus, white shutter blinds are perfect for brightening up even the drabbest of spaces. And while we do love all styles of white shutters, it’s hard to not play favourites.

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Affordable Ways to Revamp Your Kitchen

DIY Shutters 23/08/2022 11:14:05 AM

Are you in the process of restyling your kitchen? Or maybe it’s still in the development stages. Either way, you’ll likely have noticed how quickly costs ramp up. If money saving is high on your list of priorities, having several DIY projects is great for staying in budget. So, if you’re looking for cheap kitchen improvement ideas, look no further…

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What Are Shutter Blinds?

DIY Shutters 29/07/2022 11:29:50 AM

The term “shutter blinds" is a lot more widely used that it once was, but this can cause some confusion. “What are shutter blinds?” “Are they different from blinds?” “Should I get my own?” All good questions and, if you give us a few minutes, we will answer them all for you. Just keep reading…

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How to Upcycle Your Old Window Shutters

DIY Shutters 05/07/2022 01:49:36 PM

Do you have some old, shabby shutters that are a bit worse for wear? Maybe they just aren’t doing the trick for your windows any longer, but you can’t bring yourself to get rid of your beloved louvered friends. Or perhaps you have moved into a new property and their existing window dressings are a bit more than just a fixer upper. Well, the good news is, you don’t have to. There are lots of ways to repurpose and recycle old shutters! And, lucky for you, we’ve decided to list our five favourites.

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Are Shutters More Expensive Than Blinds and Curtains?

DIY Shutters 14/06/2022 01:00:00 PM

Shutters, blinds, or curtains? That’s the age-old question. Okay, well, maybe not age-old, but it’s certainly one which we encounter on a regular basis. While we are often asked about the merits of shutters against curtains and blinds, it is cost that our customers are usually most concerned about. So, are shutters more expensive than curtains and blinds?

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Do Plantation Shutters Add Value to Your Home

DIY Shutters 19/05/2022 12:00:00 PM

We often get asked by our customers: Do plantation shutters add value to the home? Well, to be completely frank, yes, they do! Regardless of your space, whether it’s a sash or a bar, a door or a window, shutters add value to any space. But we don’t just mean this in a figurative sense. Shutters will quite literally add monetary value to your home. How? Well, keep reading.

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Home Improvements That Won’t Break the Budget

DIY Shutters 05/05/2022 12:00:00 PM

With utility bills rising, petrol increasing and food prices going up, it may seem that even the most affordable home improvements seem like a distant dream. However, that doesn’t have to be the case as there several cheap ways to improve the home.

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The Best Value Window Coverings

DIY Shutters 21/04/2022 03:05:56 PM

When it comes to affordable window coverings, the best value isn’t always found in the cheapest option. Of course, it’s important that you opt for something you can afford, but this shouldn’t be at the expense of durability, style, or longevity. If you compromise today, you might end up paying tomorrow. To prevent just this, we decided to write a quick piece to steer you in the right direction.

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Our Favourite Stylish Shutters

DIY Shutters 04/04/2022 03:55:18 PM

We’re always ranting and raving about how much we love shutters. They’re versatile, long-lasting, made-to-measure, and, of course, they look fantastic. But with so many options to choose from, you might not know where to start. Well fear not, because we’re here to guide you along your shutter journey. Need some inspirational shutter ideas? No problem – we’ve got you covered.

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A Guide to DIY Window Coverings  

DIY Shutters 28/03/2022 12:45:28 PM

When it comes to DIY window coverings you have a few options, from blinds to curtains to shutters. You may also be anxious about the current increase in living costs. DIY window coverings are a great option for not only improving your home, but also doing it on a more affordable budget.

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Are Window Shutters Good for Home Security?

DIY Shutters 07/03/2022 12:01:14 PM

When adding shutters to your home there are so many great benefits, such as reducing energy bills, increasing the value of your home, reducing outside noise and increasing your light control. Yet, one benefit we often overlook is how shutters are great for home security, especially when compared to blinds or curtains.
 

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Looking for French Window Shutters?

DIY Shutters 11/02/2022 02:00:00 PM

French windows – often mistaken for casements – are usually narrow, long windows which feature two panels. Quite unlike casement windows however, French windows do not have a fixed post between there panels. This means that when you open them, you’re left with a bright and open space. Another benefit is that they come in various shapes and sizes. And, as luck would have it, so do our shutters. At DIY, our plantation shutters are always made to the exact dimensions of your windows.

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How to Get the Perfect Shutters for Your Budget

DIY Shutters 21/01/2022 03:20:38 PM

We at DIY Shutters know that when it comes to choosing the perfect shutters for your home it can be overwhelming. Whether it’s choosing the style, the design, or the finish, there is lots to choose from – all within your budget of course. To make things easier, we’re going to take you through the ordering process step-by-step, helping you choose your perfect shutters.

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Why Are White Shutters the Most Popular Choice?

DIY Shutters 31/12/2021 12:00:00 PM Colour, Shutters, White

White is by far and away the most popular colour for plantation shutters. Besides adding a crisp and clean look to any space - while matching with any style of décor - white shutter blinds are great for pairing with the existing colour of your room. After all, white goes with anything. But there is more to white window shutters. So, keep on scrolling to find out why our customers cannot get enough of them.

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Are Plantation Shutters Blackout

DIY Shutters 17/12/2021 11:42:43 AM

A question we get a lot from customers is, ‘Are shutters blackout?’ The honest answer is, “No”. However, shutters do offer you a fantastic amount of light blockage that many of our customers are delighted with - especially when compared to binds or curtains. While shutters do not give you complete blackout, there is a way to rectify this.
 

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Affordable Window Dressings for Your New Home

DIY Shutters 06/12/2021 12:00:00 AM colour, finishes, shutters, trends

We at DIY shutters understand that when it comes to buying and moving into your new home, costs can escalate more than you thought, making those finishing touches seem out of reach. That’s why at DIY we provide affordable shutters that don’t compromise on style or quality and still give you the contemporary look for your windows.

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Planning a Home Renovation? Save Money With Our Top Tips

DIY Shutters 23/11/2021 03:44:25 PM

At DIY we understand that a home renovation or refurb is a big job. With so many different projects to think about, it’s very easy to lose sight of the purse strings. So, not intent on only saving you money on your window dressings, we decided to draft up a quick and handy guide to help keep your budget from flying out of control.

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The Basic Types of Window Treatments

DIY Shutters 22/11/2021 04:45:47 PM

Choosing window treatments is one of the most significant decisions you’ll make when you’re remodeling your home or looking for a simple DIY project. The windows in a home naturally attract attention, and how you choose to cover your windows will play a big part in the overall design and aesthetic of your home.

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How to Install Shutters to uPVC Windows

DIY Shutters 15/11/2021 04:45:30 PM

Do you constantly ask yourself ‘Can shutters be fitted to UPVC windows?’ Well we have some great news for you. The answer is YES! Shutters can easily be installed to UPVC windows as they would to wooden frames. Let us explain below.

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How to Keep Your Home Warm in the Winter

DIY Shutters 15/11/2021 02:43:26 PM

Do you hate having to turn on the heating knowing the bill that is coming in January? Heating bills are escalating and shutters are a great way of not only keeping your home warm and cosy in the winter, but also helping to reduce your heating bills.

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Do Plantation Shutters Add Value to Your Home

DIY Shutters 01/11/2021 04:48:57 PM

Are you in the mood for a new DIY project that will add some new style to your home while also adding long-term value? Finding upgrades to your home that you love and that can also increase the value of your home is a perfect way to get the things you want while also making a prudent investment.

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Do Plantation Shutters Suit New-Build Homes?

DIY Shutters 26/10/2021 04:38:48 PM

If you have recently bought a new build home, you’re probably in the middle of several decorating projects. And while some fixtures are less urgent than others, one thing you shouldn’t neglect is your windows. After all, they are one of the main features in any room. Fortunately, plantation shutters work beautifully in all kinds of homes: old and new. Don’t believe us? Well, just keep reading…
 

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How to get the bespoke window shutter look on a budget

DIY Shutters 01/10/2021 02:24:55 PM

DIY Shutters mission is to help our customers measure, design and install their very own bespoke shutters and feel proud of it. We do this by removing the installation service, which enables us to reduce costs and pass these savings onto you. Therefore you get the bespoke window shutter look that you've always wanted, and save £100’s compared to a full measure and installation service.

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Window privacy ideas and solutions

DIY Shutters 10/09/2021 04:03:10 PM

Have you ever gone for a walk in the evening and noticed a home that has its windows uncovered and the indoor lights on, and you could see directly inside someone’s house?
Does it make you uncomfortable to think about everybody who walks past your house being able to see inside? You’re not alone! Let’s talk about the privacy concerns that many homeowners have, which inspire them to search for the best ways to cover their windows while still maintaining plenty of airflow and light.

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Budget friendly window dressings

DIY Shutters 27/08/2021 01:48:52 PM

DIY home renovations are a great way to improve your living space without spending a lot of money. One of the main ways to change the look and feel of a room in your home is to change your window dressings. Coverings for your windows can be very expensive, but there are also many cheap window dressing options that will get the job done while looking great.

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What are the most popular DIY window shutter colours?

DIY Shutters 13/08/2021 02:31:44 PM

We can design made-to-measure shutters for you to install in your own home to fit the exact size and shape of your windows, but the best part is getting to choose the colour or stain that you'll love the most!

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular plantation shutter colours that will inspire you and motivate you to take on this incredibly simple, yet very rewarding project in your own home.

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Top tips for maintaining your shutters

DIY Shutters 23/07/2021 12:30:12 PM

A common question we get asked is ‘What is the best way to clean shutters?’. We know you want them to look as good in 20 years as the day they were installed. Especially in Kitchens and Bathrooms that are at prone to splashes and spills. The great thing about shutters is that they are easy to keep clean and dirt can be simply wiped off them, unlike curtain or blinds.
 

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How much do bay window shutters cost?

DIY Shutters 23/07/2021 10:21:21 AM

Installing wooden plantation shutters on your windows is one of the most stylish and contemporary home renovations you can do for your bay window, and you might be thinking it's an expensive investment. However, by choosing to DIY you could save yourself up to 40% compared to the Measure & Install options. Even more impressive you could end up saving money in the long-term as well.

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Which types of homes do window shutters best suit?

DIY Shutters 24/06/2021 04:42:41 PM

Plantation shutters are timeless. They first gained popularity in heritage homes many years ago, but you’ll see them just as often today in modern homes of all styles. There’s a reason that shutters are so prolific! Not only do they look great with any style of decor, but they’re also affordable, easy to install, and they last for a very, very long time.
 

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Modern DIY Shutter ideas

DIY Shutters 24/06/2021 10:54:54 AM

We know what you're thinking right now, you’re thinking that shutters are only for old period properties with wooden sash windows and grand bays, just like you see in all the magazines. However, plantation shutters in modern homes and new builds suit just as well.

Whatever the age of your home, or your personal style – with over 15 years experience - we can help you design the perfect DIY modern shutters for your home.

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Get inspired with our window dressing ideas

DIY Shutters 14/06/2021 03:57:39 PM

Are you bored with your windows, or do you need a little more privacy or extra light? Maybe you’ve just moved and you’re starting from scratch.

Whatever your situation is, choosing from the many window dressing ideas that exist can be a daunting process, which is where we come in!
 

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How To Clean Faux Wood Shutters

DIY Shutters 18/05/2021 01:59:17 PM

While wood shutters make a great option, there are some very compelling reasons to choose Faux wood shutters instead. Aside from the ease of installation, and their durability - faux wood shutters are also very easy to clean and maintain!

Whether you already own Faux wood window shutters, or you’re thinking of adding this DIY upgrade to your home, here’s what you need to know about cleaning and maintaining your shutters made from faux wood.

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Plastic Window Shutters Vs Wood Shutters

DIY Shutters 22/04/2021 09:26:20 AM

Anytime you’re undertaking a new DIY project or looking to upgrade part of your home, there are going to be several decisions you’ll have to make. When it comes to shutters, the biggest decisions are which style and material to choose from.

There are many options, and with the introduction of our Faux wood shutters, let’s take a look at the benefits of this material, as well as how Faux wood shutters compare with their wooden counterparts.

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What are Faux Wood shutters?

DIY Shutters 15/04/2021 01:05:53 PM

Here at DIY Shutters we understand measuring, designing, and installing your own shutters for the first time can be a bit scary, and, unlike flat-pack furniture, it’s not as easy to take apart once it’s put together! That is why we are always on hand to help you every step of the way and you’ll realise it’s even easier than you think. No more so than when you order from our British Made Faux Wood Shutters range.
 

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Choosing between plantation and solid shutters

DIY Shutters 08/04/2021 12:19:24 PM

The only difficult aspect of ordering and installing custom shutters in your home is simply choosing between all of the options. It can be a bit overwhelming at first, but don’t worry, because we’re here to help! This page is for anyone who is choosing between plantation or solid shutters and needs some help understanding the differences between them.
 

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Reduce your energy bills with insulated shutters

DIY Shutters 08/04/2021 11:36:50 AM

Most homeowners have opened their energy bills and had that moment where they think, “wait, how is this possible?” It feels like it’s becoming more and more common. Even with rising energy costs, there are steps that you can take to reduce your energy bills and save money each month. There isn’t one magical solution that’s going to single-handedly make your energy bills more palatable, but there are some things that come pretty close - and insulated shutters can make a noticeable difference!
 

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Shutters on a Tudor style house

DIY Shutters 05/03/2021 02:34:38 PM

A Tudor style house is a fantastic place to live for a number of reasons, and the unique style and curb appeal is a major part of it. Shutters can play a key role in the aesthetics of a Tudor style house, even if they aren't always the star of the show. These homes are known for having prominent chimneys, large bay windows, dramatic arches, dormer windows, and most notably, their exposed beams.
 

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Why shutters are a great choice for your kitchen

DIY Shutters 17/02/2021 10:35:10 AM

When you love your kitchen, and it’s filled with natural light, and it’s nicely organised, and everything is clean and tidy - cooking can be a dream. But when stepping foot into your kitchen instantly stresses you out, it’s time to make a change!
We can’t help you with the washing-up, but we can help you add some style and function to your kitchen. The best part? You can do it yourself, and we’ll help you with every step of the way.
 

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The Cheapest and smartest way to buy window shutters

DIY Shutters 21/01/2021 09:10:00 AM

Paying to have somebody come round to measure your windows and fit shutters for you can be tempting, but did you know that by going down the DIY route, you could save yourself around 40%, the equivalent to hundreds of pounds or more? Here, we’ll explain the DIY process to you, show you why it’s cheaper and smarter to buy DIY window shutters versus a full measure-and-fit company, and just how easy it is once you give it a go yourself.
 

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Bifold shutters

DIY Shutters 14/01/2021 09:42:49 AM

Looking to open your shutter panels regularly, but want them to neatly fold away to the side of your window as if they weren’t even there? Then bi-fold shutters are the window dressing for you. Sleek, stylish, versatile and timeless, they are the perfect solution for practically any window. And they work fabulously with French and balcony doors too! Read on to find out all about how bi-fold shutters work.
 

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What are half window shutters?

DIY Shutters 08/01/2021 09:22:32 AM

Sometimes, it makes sense to only cover the bottom half of a window with shutters, rather than the more common full top-to-bottom coverage. These shutters, known as half height, café style or half shutters, are perfectly suited for a number of different windows, giving you privacy and an increased amount of light entering into the room.

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How to clean your shutters

DIY Shutters 19/11/2020 11:37:10 AM

Our shutters high quality hardwood construction means that they will look essentially the same as they do now in years to come. But it’s important to keep them looking clean and pristine. A question we often get asked is ‘how do I clean my shutters?’ There are a few different methods that work well - everybody has their own preference. We wrote this piece to help you do it as quickly, easily and effectively as possible.

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Colour matching your shutters

DIY Shutters 17/11/2020 12:41:59 PM

Whilst white shutters are certainly our most popular - not to mention most versatile – offering, we provide a range of different shutter colours across paints, stains and limewashs. We offer shutters with both a smooth and grained finish, making it possible to achieve both contemporary and classic looks.

Read on for some useful tips to get you started.

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Are window shutters expensive?

DIY Shutters 24/07/2020 11:32:36 AM

Strolling along practically any street in the UK, it’s probable that at some point you paused to admire a home adorned with window shutters. You may have considered that something so classy must be expensive, but that’s not strictly true.

Here, we’ll explain why shutters can provide an affordable, easy-to-install, stylish and long-lasting addition to your home.

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The benefits of shutters

DIY Shutters 12/06/2020 02:13:00 PM

Shutters have numerous practical benefits, including privacy and warmth, and can even add value to your home. 

Below, we answer some common questions our customers have had before they bought their shutters.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your shutters

DIY Shutters 16/04/2020 01:06:14 PM

Here at DIY Shutters we’re adjusting to the changing landscape. We’re looking after our staff and their needs, from manufacturers to team experts, who are still looking after your shutter queries and requirements.

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Top tips to decorate your home on a low budget

DIY Shutters 03/07/2019 12:58:24 PM

We all love to give our homes a makeover every now and then, but changeovers can be a costly deterrent that completely kill that initial DIY buzz. However, inspiration is at hand! Here we present some great DIY decoration projects that look fantastic whilst staying very budget conscious.
 

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5 Beginner DIY Projects to try in your Master Bedroom (and save money)

DIY Shutters 10/06/2019 09:58:51 AM

Your bedroom is a special place and should be treated as such. But often it's the most neglected room in the house! So maybe it's time to redress the balance and get your teeth stuck into some inspiring, entry-level DIY projects that will transform your bedroom without making a huge dent in your finances. 

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5 DIY period features to bring back to your home

DIY Shutters 21/05/2019 10:00:14 AM

If you're looking for ways to bring some period character back to your house, it can be tricky knowing where to start. Here we show you 5 ways how to bring some period charm back into your home. 

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DIY home improvements to complete before winter

DIY Shutters 22/10/2018 09:11:08 AM DIY, Interiors, Winter

Work through our checklist of home improvements to complete before the winter sets in.

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10 DIY home decor ideas if you've just moved in

DIY Shutters 09/08/2018 09:58:48 AM DIY, Interiors

If your new house is channelling the previous homeowner’s tastes rather than your own, read our DIY home decor ideas to transform your new place in an instant.

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Tasks for a Quick & Natural Spring Clean

DIY Shutters 23/01/2017 10:35:20 AM Interiors, Spring

It's that time of year, make the most of your home with your spring clean!

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Pantone's Colour(s) Of The Year 2016

DIY Shutters 21/12/2016 10:19:14 AM Colour, Interiors, Trends

This year Pantone have released not one, but two complimentary colours of the year. Find out more about this selection. 

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