SHUTTER STYLES HINGED
Hinged shutters are fixed to the window reveal with hinges and open out to lie flush against the wall. They are suitable for any window application, but especially in bedrooms and bathrooms where privacy is required. Depending on the size of the window, they can be configured with a T-post or double hinged so that they fold in the centre (bi-fold). Another option is cafe style, where panels are split so that the top and bottom shutters can be opened independently. Thus the top shutters can
Ensure there is sufficient space in the window or door reveal for installation of the product as well as wall room for the shutters to swing back or stack up as required.
If maximising light and views are priorities, opt for a larger panel. Consider splitting the panel where the top half of the louvres work independently of the bottom half, which offers privacy while still allowing light in,” says Anthony Mederer, managing director of Taylor Blinds & Shutters.
When opting for timber shutters, make sure the wood is treated for protection against warping and damage by woodboring insects.
Some products are not sold per m2, but per panel. In this situation, wider shutter panels are more cost effective as fewer are required to cover a window or door stay open for light and the bottom can remain shut for privacy.