Chris required shutters for their cottage to complement the look of the property and the feel of the house. With the window being in their nursery, he thought that window shutters would offer fantastic functionality. Plus solve the problem of needing a window covering which blocks out light at their windows prior to the arrival of their new baby daughter!
“We researched several shutter companies via the internet and received quotes from a national company and a local company before coming across the Shutter Store
The online shutters quote we received from you was substantially less for window shutters than the two other quotes for what was essentially the same product.
Originally we had considered, curtains, and then blinds, our cottage dates back to the 1700's and although there have been many improvements undertaken over the years, it still retains a lot of the period features. None of the walls are straight and in the nursery we have a solid oak window sill that is significantly higher at one end.
I had a conversation with the sales team and our minds were put at ease when they explained the options open to us when designing our own shutters. The service we received both over the phone and via the website ensured that I understood how to take the correct measurements and the shutters fit perfectly, even though we do have this irregular feature of an old wooden sill. These are the parts of our property which give it character and we wanted to make it a feature rather than disguise it.
We chose the ivory colour for our shutters to be painted in as it is a very close match to the rest of the woodwork in the cottage and a neutral option for a child’s nursery. I had researched online for nursery window treatments but only came across the usual curtains and blinds. I was actually when I was in a friend’s house who has window shutters that I realised they would be a perfect complement to our cottage home and ideal for the nursery.
Delivery times were met and the wood shutters were not only extremely well made but also straightforward to fit. The end result is perfect and compliments both our bedroom and the nursery. We are very pleased with the service we received throughout and the look of the shutters and no doubt our 3 week old daughter is looking forward to spending time in her new nursery. I would thoroughly recommend The Shutter Store to anyone who is interested in adding shutters to their property. Sadly, it is not often that you order something like this and everything goes without a hitch but this is one of those exceptions.
Thank you all very much.