Ellis’ classic french shutters look

Making it easy for our customers to select the right shutter style, design and details to suit their home and preferences is a big part of what we do at The Shutter Store. Unlike other shutter companies, when you order your shutters on our website, changing elements of your shutter is as easy as measuring and fitting the shutter itself. And you can rest assured every detail will be lovingly considered once it’s being manufactured.

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When our recent customer, Ellis Smith, shared photos of her shutters after she installed them in her home, we were proud to see another customer happy with their order.

‘We have had so many lovely comments on our shutters from neighbours and family and friends, many of whom we have recommended to The Shutter Store because we just cannot fault them. I love how they look and I know that I'll be calling The Shutter Store in the future when it comes to any more house projects we take on.’

Ellis fitted our shutters to 5 rooms in her home. The rooms are elegant and stylish whilst being functional for her family and her interior design channels Parisian-chic minimalism, with her new window dressing bringing the ‘french shutters’ look she sought.

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‘We had shutters fitted in all four bedrooms and the kitchen.’ Ellis says,

‘Our home was built in 2017, it’s a new build home and only had the bare basics from which we had chosen from our developer such as kitchen worktops and doors etc. Everything else had to be decided upon. For this house, I really wanted it to exude elegance and have a classic, contemporary and minimalist feel to it all whilst feeling homely and a great place to enjoy making memories. I feel shutters have such a classic feel to them and knew they would make our house look above and beyond your normal new build home.’

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Ellis was specific with her vision for how she wanted her shutters to look. She wanted a traditional appeal that was still in keeping with her modern home.

‘We opted for pure white, full height plantation shutters with a central tilt rod and wide slats. I loved the idea of having the tilt rod and wider slats as it makes them look so classic.’

Ellis was pleased that The Shutter Store offer customers the ability to select from an array of fine details to get the look she wanted. With every order, customers can choose important details like slat sizes, opting for mid rails and tilt rods, down to the colour of the hinges and the shutter itself. All these options that different looks, from contemporary to traditional - and with The Shutter Store, nothing is ‘off the shelf’. It’s built to last and bespoke.

Ellis says an important factor for her shutter choice was bringing a personal touch to the exterior look of her new build home too.

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“We opted for the same shutters in all 4 bedrooms along with the kitchen as we wanted every room in our house to look amazing from the inside and from the street! We have had so many lovely comments on our shutters from neighbours and family and friends, many of whom we have recommended to The Shutter Store because we just cannot fault them. I love how they look and I know that I'll be calling The Shutter Store in the future when it comes to any more house projects we take on.”

Ellis told us that her current home isn’t her ‘forever home’ which made it all the more important that she purchased window dressing sensitive to her budget without having to compromise on style…

‘I did so much shopping around for shutters but as soon as I read reviews and all the help and guidance from The Shutter Store's customer service, I knew this was the company for me. For us, installing shutters, especially into a home that isn't going to be our forever home, but wanting it to have the look, is all about getting that high end look on a budget and that is exactly what we achieved with our shutters. The Shutter Store's price points do not even compare to what a high street store would charge and they are excellent value for money.’

The big reason we can make our prices so affordable for customers is because we guide you through how to measure and fit shutters yourself, saving you 40% on fees if we were to send consultants to your home.

Fitting couldn’t be more simple. Ellis says...

‘My husband installed the shutters himself with a little help from myself to hold in place and pass the tools. I always joke that our house is made of filler as my husband doesn't have the best hand when it comes to DIY, and to say I was worried about him fitting the shutters was a slight understatement. When they arrived I couldn't believe how easy they were to fit and could have fitted them myself had I been a little bit taller. The frames screwed and slotted into each other perfectly, they were then screwed in using the pre-drilled holes and the shutters themselves literally clipped straight on in seconds. There were no mistakes and all five windows were fitted in a few hours!’

We’re thrilled that Ellis is happy with the shutters that she and her husband installed.

Ready to get a quote for fitting shutters in your room? Click here to get a quote.