Category Archive: Latest News

  1. The Many Different Types of Shutters: What Can I Choose From?

    So, you’ve decided on shutters for your windows. Congratulations; that’s a great decision! The decisions don’t end there, though, as you still have to decide on what kind of shutters you want in your home.
     
    There are a number of different types of shutters available, so we thought we’d run you through some of them to try and help you make your decision. It’s impossible to make choices without being clear on what you’re choosing from, so Supreme Shutters are helping you with that much-needed clarity.
     

    Plantation shutters

    Plantation shutters are probably the most common, well-known variation of window shutters around. There are, however, some variations to be aware of in the world of plantation shutters, and this variation is mostly concerned with material. Three materials are most commonly used to make plantation shutters: wood, PvC, and vinyl. All three have their various advantages and disadvantages, and your own personal taste and circumstances will dictate which is the best option for you.
     

    Louvred

    Louvred shutters are almost as recognisable as their plantation counterparts. Their difference in style, however, is plain for all to see. There is, again, a lot of variation within the “louvred” category, with the option for much personalisation. Your options are only really restricted by your own personal taste, with everything from the shutters’ colour and shape to their width and material left up to you.
     

    Cafe style

    Last on our list, but by no means least, come the versatile cafe shutters. This variation is completely different to our other two categories, covering only half of the window. Not only does this design allow for maximum light to enter the room, but it also brings a real element of European style into your home. Privacy is maintained, while all of the advantages of having your room filled with natural daylight are also kept.
     

    Supreme Shutters

    Hopefully this post has proven useful as a rundown of some of your options when it comes to shutters. If you’re still unsure about the best choice for you, then we’ve got experience installing all the different types of shutters imaginable, and we’ll help you make the decision.
     
    Give us a call on 0800 955 6099, or fill out one of our online contact forms. We look forward to hearing from you!

  2. How to Maintain Your Shutters

    So, you’ve just had a new set of shutters installed in your home. They look fantastic, and really add something to the room. If you plan to keep them that way, though, it’s worth working out how to maintain your shutters. Here, Supreme Shutters have compiled a list to help you do exactly that.

    This is not an extensive list, nor does it cater for every eventuality. If you’re in any doubt over the best maintenance procedures, contact the manufacturers. It does also depend on the material of your shutters, so contact us for further clarification if you need to.

     

    Cleaning

    If your new shutters are going to stay looking new, they’ll need to be cleaned every so often. One of the most important aspects of ensuring you maintain your shutters is cleaning. Thankfully, the cleaning demands of shutters aren’t overwhelming. It is important, however, to remove dust and dirt from them from time to time (roughly once a week). Take a duster and carefully clean between the slats, using a small amount of water if required. If your shutters are covered in dirt and dust, then using a small vacuum cleaner might ease the workload a touch.

     

    Functionality checks

    The chances are that your new shutters aren’t going to need testing after the first week you’ve had them, but as your shutters get older they could start to become stiff, and potentially damaged. If you rarely adjust the position of your shutters, or if you fiddle with them constantly, then it’s worth keeping an eye on their wellbeing. Check that the mechanisms aren’t showing any signs of wear and tear, and you should be able to avoid any significant repair jobs.

     

    The surrounding areas

    It’s not just your shutters that are responsible for how they look. The most immaculate of shutters might still look dreary and lifeless if the window, windowsill, and nearby walls aren’t looked after. The key to ensuring your shutters have the right kind of effect all year round is maintaining the overall look of that area of the room. Don’t get too hung up on cleaning your shutters that you let the nearby features of a room waste away.

     

    Here at Supreme Shutters, we supply and install a wide range of shutters to suit our customers’ needs. If you’d like to find out more about the products we have in stock, visit us in store, fill out our contact form, or call us on 0800 955 6099.

  3. Blinds: What Different Styles Are Available?

    Deciding that you want blinds over curtains is one thing. Unfortunately, though, that’s only the start of it; with such a wide range of different styles available, it can be very difficult to decide which types of blinds to go for. We at Supreme Shutters are here to try and make that process a little easier for you. While we can’t tell you what styles you’ll prefer, we can outline the main categories that are available.
     

    Horizontal

    Horizontal blinds are one of the two most popular styles. While there are a large number of other blind designs that are horizontal, we’ve grouped them all here in the same category. They are very easy to alter, allowing you to control light and privacy levels very efficiently.
     

    Vertical

    Again, there are a large number of different subcategories that come under vertical blinds. The other most popular and common choice, they can be withdrawn completely out of the way, or simply adjusted like their horizontal counterparts. Until recently, they were the only real option for covering sliding doors and wider windows.
     

    Roller

    There is more scope with roller blinds to bring colour and patterns into your room. With traditional horizontal and vertical styles being broken up and in segments, they lend themselves less easily to patterns. If your decor is relatively plain and you’re looking to add something a little brighter or themed, then a patterned, roller variation is a fantastic choice.
     

    Roman

    Roman blinds are a popular variation of roller blinds. They suit smaller widows very well, allowing you to bring in a bit of pattern and colour without committing too much. Bright colours and bold patterns can be slightly scary sometimes, but bringing in a small, subtle bit of colour allows you to experiment without the danger of going too far.
     

    Perfect fit

    These blinds stay tight to the window frame, meaning that they are perfect for providing you with the exact light control you desire. Their obvious disadvantage is that they are constantly there, and can’t be withdrawn completely. If your room gets a lot of natural light though, perfect fit blinds could be a viable option.
     
     
     
    Although we have only briefly discussed five predominant blind categories here, there are many, many more categories and subcategories out there. As a general rule, if you have a particular “look” in mind, ask about it! The chances are that it does, indeed, exist. Here at Supreme Shutters, we supply a great range of different styles and designs of blind. For more information, please do get in touch with us; you can fill out an online contact form, or contact us via telephone on 0800 955 6099 or 020 3044 2988.

  4. Plantation Shutters: A Fantastic Option for Your Home

    There is no question that plantation shutters make a fantastic addition to your home; contemporary, stylish, and practical, there is a myriad of reasons why so many people are considering this kind of shutter for their home. Whether you live in Richmond, Putney, Surbiton, Kingston, Twickenham, Worcester Park, or Esher, read on below to learn why you should introduce plantation shutters into your property. (more…)

  5. Shutters or Window Blinds – Which Is Best for Me?

     

    When it comes to decorating and refreshing your property, many people automatically turn to curtains; here at Supreme Shutters, we absolutely love the stunning impact and fantastic benefits of premium quality blinds and shutters. We have helped to transform properties across Surbiton, Kingston, Esher, Worcester Park, Twickenham, Putney, and Richmond, all thanks to our exceptional products. Today, we take a comprehensive look at shutters and blinds to help you decide which is the best choice for your home. (more…)

  6. Easy Ways To Get Your Conservatory Ready For Summer

    With the summer in full swing, those golden rays beating their way down through the glass of your conservatory can create a miniature greenhouse effect. The last thing you probably considered in adding a conservatory for your home was the need for air-conditioning. The cost of keeping fans running can mount, and the risk of leaving doors and windows open can be a burden.

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  7. How Lighting Affects Mood and Motivation

    Lighting is one of the most important design elements in any home or office, and the level and quality of light in a room can dramatically affect your experience. Both natural and artificial light can be manipulated to influence your mood, and can make you feel more relaxed, or more alert and productive. (more…)

  8. Control the Light in Your Home With Shutter Blinds

    Daylight is pleasing in the outdoors, but, sometimes, excess sunlight streaming in through windows can be an annoyance—irritating small children and pets, making it difficult to see your computer screen, illuminating the few inevitable dust mites in the air, and casting unsightly light patterns on walls that interfere with decor. Fortunately, it is possible to control the level of outside light in your home with shutter blinds from a reputable, local supplier that designs them specifically for your home, manufactures them itself, and installs them with minimum inconvenience. (more…)