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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 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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Faux Wood 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 new 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 new Faux Wood Shutters UK 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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Bi-fold 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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Get your Shutters in time for Christmas - 20% OFF & Unmissable Prize Draw!

DIY Shutters 19/09/2018 03:47:25 PM

Who says you can't finish your renovation in time for Christmas Day? Check out our 2018 'Shutters in time Christmas' Sale and unmissable prize draw!

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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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