For those of you who follow the world of interior design, plantation shutters will be nothing new. However for those who are just starting to replace window coverings in their home, you will be finding out about plantation shutters for the very first time – and seeing them everywhere.
Basically plantation shutters are simply shutters, usually wooden, which are fitted to the inside of your windows, allowing you to completely block out light or diffuse light as required. They are the perfect way to create a romantic atmosphere, stop nosy neighbours from peering in and for stopping that annoying glare on the TV. In this article, we look at how to buy plantation shutters online.
If you don’t know which companies sell plantation shutters, or you want to compare the different options available, you need to perform a couple of internet searches before you do anything else. Use a well-recognised search engine such as Google or Yahoo to undertake the search to ensure you get a good range of results. As well as searching for the term ‘plantation shutters’, you might want to try terms such as ‘window shutters’, ‘window coverings’, ‘interior shutters’ and ‘window screens’ too as plantation shutters are known under a range of different terms.
Follow the links on a number of search results to see what types and styles of plantation shutters are available. It’s also worth quickly noting the differences in prices too.
Options to Consider
Once you have found a website offering the style and size of shutters you need, you need to look at a couple of other elements of the company too. The first are the delivery options available – will the company deliver the shutters themselves, use a courier or do they ask you to collect them. What are the costs of all these services and does adding the delivery to the price of the window shutters make them undesirable? You might also want to check out the lead time on manufacture and delivery of the shutters as well.
The returns policy and procedure is also worth looking at. If your plantation shutters are made to measure, you are unlikely to receive a refund. The guarantee the plantation shutters come with is vitally important too. Are they guaranteed against defects for 12 months or more? After parting with your hard earned money, you’ll want to be sure they stand the test of time.
It’s worth doing a little research about the online plantation shutter company too. For example do they have customer testimonials or feedback available to view online. Although most companies will only display the positive comments, at least you will get a feel for the type of feedback posted. If the majority of the comments are about fast delivery, you might want to consider the quality of the shutters themselves. However if there are a good mix of testimonials relating to the plantation shutters, delivery and customer service then you can be reasonably assured that the firm is reputable and worth ordering from.
Hopefully by following the tips above, you will find great plantation shutters for your home, at an affordable price and with hassle free ordering.