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Wood shutters may perhaps be the perfect living room window covering. In most American homes people gather in the living room (or the kitchen). Most days the living room serves as a casual environment for day-to-day living. There are occasions, generally when entertaining, when the space transforms from relaxed to formal. Window shutters adapt to the room and can appear formal or casual. Window shutters are a solid window covering that contributes both strength and durability to a living room. Quality wood interior shutters are built to last the lifetime of the home, so they are strong enough to endure … Continue reading
Shutter latches can add character to an interior shutter unit. In most any large city you can find specialty hardware stores where you can locate both very plain and ornate latches. The latches hold the shutter in a closed position. Some latches are bars that swing and catch receiving hardware on an adjacent shutter.
Have you been told by a local shutter company that they only use “certified shutter installers“? They may not have used this exact term, but they implied that their company is the most qualified to install your shutters. We are sure if you asked, they told you there is absolutely no possible way that interior shutters can be installed by homeowners.
The best way to keep interior window shutters in a closed position is with magnets. The magnet is a 1.5″ – 2″ unit encased in a plastic shell, which is available in white or brown to blend with painted shutters or stained shutters. On either side of the magnetic unit are slotted screw holes which allow easy alignment.
Shutters are perfect window treatment to install in a staircase. Interior shutters do not project into the walk space or interfere with progress up or down the stairs like drapes that can be snagged. Shutters installed above stairs will rarely be opened to the side of the window.
Technically, there are more, but we will not get into the various combination at this time. The first is full height, one tier, shutters with no division. This describes shutter units that extend from the bottom of the window to the top with a single bank of louvers (minus the top and bottom rail).
This entry is the second in our series titled “Shutter Details”. A shutter unit is created when panels, hinges and hang strips combine to cover a window. Narrow windows can be covered with a single panel, but most windows require multiple panels. Improperly sized or machined interior shutters can result in an unsightly vertical gap between shutter panels (see picture). There are two ways to avoid this unfortunate conclusion.