Durable Shutters for Your Home in Winnipeg
At Blind Ambitions, we understand that windows are a crucial element of your home's overall look and feel. That's why we offer a wide selection of window shutters to enhance the beauty and functionality of your house.
Shutters are excellent for room darkening and controlling the direction of the light coming in. They are very durable, easy to clean, and excellent for specialty-shaped windows where other shades simply can’t be used. They are inherently safe for children and pets as there are never any cords to get tangled.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards enhancing your home with our stylish and functional shutters. We serve clients in Winnipeg, surrounding areas, and Cottage Country.
What Are Shutters?
Shutters are solid and stable window coverings usually made of horizontal slats (or vertical) and are often framed in a box structure. They can be used both inside and outside of a building. Shutters serve multiple purposes, including controlling the amount of sunlight that enters a room, regulating airflow, providing privacy, and enhancing the aesthetics of a building.
Benefits of Shutters
Choosing shutters as your window treatment offers numerous benefits. Here's why one might opt for shutters over other types of window coverings:
Aesthetics: Shutters offer a clean, cohesive, and classic look that can enhance a home's curb appeal.
Durability: Shutters are built to last, especially those made from quality materials like hardwood or high-grade polyvinyl. They don't wear out as quickly as other window treatments, such as curtains or blinds.
Energy efficiency: Shutters provide an additional layer of insulation. In the winter, they can help retain heat inside, while in the summer, they can deflect sunlight and reduce heat gain, leading to energy savings.
Light control: With adjustable louvres, shutters allow homeowners to control the light entering a room precisely.
Ventilation: When windows are open, shutters allow fresh air to flow in and out of the room while providing shade and privacy.
Easy maintenance: Unlike fabrics that can trap dust and allergens, shutters can be easily wiped clean with a cloth, making them a good option for those with allergies.
Child safety: Since shutters don't require cords, they're a safer alternative for homes with young children or pets, eliminating the choking hazards associated with dangling cords.
Hardwood Shutters: Classic Beauty and Durability
Our hardwood shutters suit homeowners who want a classic look and lasting durability. Made from premium-quality wood, our shutters are available in various finishes to complement any decor. With their elegant, timeless design, hardwood shutters add a touch of sophistication to any room in your home.
Composite Shutters: Affordable and Practical
Our composite shutters are a great choice if you are looking for an affordable and practical alternative to hardwood shutters. Made from high-quality materials, the composite shutters offer the same durability and light control as our hardwood shutters but at a more affordable price point. With their sleek and modern design, composite shutters are the perfect addition to any home.
Things to Consider When Choosing Shutters
Selecting the right shutters for your home requires careful consideration of various factors. Here are some factors to help ensure you make an informed choice:
Decorative vs. functional: Are you looking for shutters primarily for aesthetics or practical uses like light control, insulation, or protection? Dive deep.
Size and fit: While standard sizes might fit common window sizes, unusual or uniquely sized windows will likely require custom shutters.
Mounting: Decide between inside-mount (inside the window recess) or outside-mount (outside the window frame) based on window depth and the look you desire.
Colour and finish: Decide whether you want a paint finish (offers a broader range of colour options) or a stain finish (highlights wood grain) based on your home's decor.
Maintenance: Consider the maintenance needs of the shutters. For instance, wooden shutters may require periodic refinishing, while vinyl shutters might need an occasional wipe-down.
Budget: While shutters can be more expensive than other window treatments, they're also more durable. Still, finding a balance between quality and what you're willing to spend is essential.
Please read what our satisfied clients say about their experience with us in their reviews.
"Thank you Darcy for being true and kind. You and team met and exceeded our expectations. Shawn is the kindest person I’ve met in a while. I highly recommend blind ambition to anyone whether it’s for makeover or new installation"
- Amara N.