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Can Blinds Look Like Shutters?

12:00PM 28 April 2023

Blinds that look like shutters have become increasingly popular in recent years, and we totally get it. People see plantation shutters as stylish, sleek, and sophisticated, but there’s also a prevailing view that they’re unattainably expensive. Well, we’re here to tell you that this just isn’t true, especially with you opt for DIY shutters. If you go with The Shutter Store, you’ll save upwards of 40% against measure and install services, but that’s not the only reason to go with shutters…

Shutters or Blinds?

Can you find blinds that look like plantation shutters? Well, yes. Will they look and feel the same as shutter blinds? No. Firstly, we should say that there is nothing wrong with blinds. They’re easy to install, come in varied styles, and are good for light control. However, they’re often made of cheaper materials, meaning they can crack, split, or break over time. Plus, blinds simply don’t offer the same functionality as plantation shutters. 

Save Money with DIY Shutters

If it’s your budget that has you edging towards blinds that look like shutters, then let us put those fears to rest. Sure, blinds are a little cheaper than shutters, even DIY shutters, but they will last nowhere near as long. Blinds will need to be replaced every few years, costing you more money in the long term. Given just a little care and attention, there’s no reason your shutters can’t last for 15, 20, 25 years, or longer. Plus, because shutters work as great insulators, they’ll save you money on your energy bills too.

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Why We Love Shutters

There’s more to DIY shutters than just their affordability. In fact, we’ve discussed the benefits of shutters more than once, so we’ll keep it quite brief here. Shutters are excellent value for money, versatile, easy to clean, great for privacy and light management, and if you order our UK-made faux wood shutters, they’ll be with you in just a few weeks. So, before you go for a set of blinds that look like shutters, why not go for the real thing?

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions or queries for us at all, we’d love to hear from you. Simply send an email to hello@theshutterstore.co.uk today and one of our expert team members will be in touch shortly.