Earlier this month, we spoke with a home owner in Alderley Edge. She owned a modern home and was keen to add some character with the addition of window shutters to the exterior of the house.

Many of the neighbouring properties on this modern estate in Alderley Edge had added window shutters to the exterior of their homes, but our client was concern about maintenance and durability of the shutters.

We were quickly able to appease her fears, explaining how our exterior window shutters are constructed to extremely high standard and come with a lifetime guarantee. With that reassurance, our Alderley Edge client confidently selected the right shutters for her home.

At Shutter Boutique we specialise in two types of exterior window shutter. The Bahama Shutter, which is hinged along the top, is popular on coastal residences. For this Alderley Edge property we recommended the Mid-America window shutters, which frame windows on either side.

These window shutters can be inoperable and purely decorative, or hinged to close and protect the building as required. Favouring an authentic look but recognising there was no need for such protection for her particular home in Alderley Edge, our client selected the inoperable option for her window shutters.

Next was the choice of style. Mid-America window shutters are available in four styles. There are louvre shutters, whose sharp horizontal lines add interest to a home’s exterior. Raised-panel window shutters are solid and substantive, adding warmth and impact. Combination louvre-panel shutters have panels on the lower half and louvres on the top. These are most popular with home owners in Alderley Edge, for the unusual texture and rare style they offer. Finally there are batten and board window shutters which give a rustic, old world charm. These are popular on rural farm buildings and country abodes.

Our Alderley Edge client selected the combination louvre-panel window shutters and will soon be in receipt of these stunning shutters. Her home will benefit from added character and impact, and blend in well with her neighbours in Alderley Edge.

If you’re keen to explore the wonderful world of window shutters, be it for the interior or exterior of your home, contact Shutter Boutique today.