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Do Plantation Shutters Suit New-Build Homes?

12:00PM 16 March 2023

If you’ve just bought a new-build home then you don’t need us to tell you how big a project it is. There’s so much to think about, from carpets to furniture to painting, not to mention the exterior and various odd jobs you’ll come across. And while we can’t help you with all these (sorry!), we can advise you on how best to dress your brand-new windows. Ok, it might not surprise you to hear us say that shutters on a new build home are the perfect pairing, but there’s method to our shutter madness. So, let’s get right into it…

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A Bespoke Solution

One of our favourite things about plantation shutters is that they’re easily customised to fit any space. When you order a set of DIY shutters from The Shutter Store, they’re made to the exact measurements of your windows. So, not only will they be totally unique to your home, but they’ll also be fitted perfectly flush to your window. This contrasts with other traditional dressings like curtains or blinds.


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A Shutter for Every Style

There are so many different styles of home in the UK, so it stands to reason that the same applies for new-build homes. Whether it’s a chalet bungalow or a minimalist masterpiece, a Victorian-inspired manse or a contemporary cottage, it’s important to find a window dressing that complements your new abode. Luckily enough, shutters and incredibly versatile, coming in a range of different styles.

Full height shutters cover the entirety the window, making them ideal for small and medium-sized windows. Café style shutters are fitted to the bottom half and are commonly found on taller casements, sashes, and bay windows. Then there is tier-on-tier. These tiered shutters have two independently operating sections on the top and bottom (hence the name), making them perfectly suited to taller windows. Lastly, for a more traditional look, our solid panel shutters are inspired by the shutters of old, making them very popular in period-inspired homes.



Plantation shutters are incredibly versatile, making them suitable for any room. Want to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere in the lounge or dining room? Or maybe you need a robust window dressing for the kids’ bedrooms? Either way, shutters offer the perfect solution. And if you’re looking for a set of shutters that’ll stand up to the moisture in your kitchen or bathrooms, our new Faux Wood shutters are 100% waterproof. So waterproof, in fact, that we’ll give you a 10-year guarantee, just to be sure. Plus, we’ll ship them out to you in as soon as a couple of weeks.


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But That’s Not All

Shutters on a new-build home look great, but we’ve already covered that. Did you know that shutters have a raft of other benefits too? We’ don’t want to ramble on too long, but here a few of the extra perks you’ll enjoy with made to measure shutters:

  • Insulation

  • Light and privacy management

  • Added security

  • Kerb appeal

  • Increased home value

  • Quick and easy cleaning

If you’re thinking of getting shutters on a new build home but still have questions, get in touch today. Send an email to hello@theshutterstore.co.uk and one of our friendly team will get back to you shortly. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.