Creating the perfect family space is not an easy ask for parents. We have to find the balance between usable space and practicalities combined with the reality that every day our children leave a sprawling mess for us to wade through. Toddlers especially relish the opportunity to pull every single item we own out of drawers and off shelves in order to redistribute them about the floor. We have found one small solution to keep a handle on tidiness, which helps with at least the visual aesthetics of family space, if not the lock and key required to keep hands out of drawers! That solution is window shutters. And what is better than everyday ordinary shutters?  Cheap shutters of course!

How will cheap shutters help enhance the family space? As mentioned it’s no secret that toddlers and children will pull everything down within reach. That goes for window coverings too. With full length curtains and shades our little loved ones will find endless opportunities to play hide and seek, to pull down and to generally cause havoc where possible with flapping material. Using window shutters singly eliminates this opportunity without any compromise to the visual appearance of our family spaces. In fact, we’re sure that you will agree interior shutters actually look pretty sharp in rooms, enhancing the space and creating clean living styles. The resident have a really great article for how to create a clutter free room and having window shutters would be well served in there!

Are shutters more hassle than they are worth?

Shutters can be pretty spendy even if they are ‘cheap’. However if you look at the long term they work out pretty well and could even add value to your home. Curtains need some cleaning every once in a while, especially if you live in a city where they will capture all of the pollution entering your windows. So factor in some washing as well as fading and your nice curtains become a little bit of a pain to keep spick and span. With shutters a quick wipe down with a cloth every few months keeps the dust and particular pollution at bay. Quick, simple and cheap to maintain! When you consider that if you ever up sticks and move home you’ll likely be leaving your shutters behind, they definitely add some value to a home as the new owners will at worst have immediate window coverings. This definitely makes life easier during a stressful moving home time. At best they will see how perfect they are for the space and keep them installed in their new house for longer. Win-win! Phil Spencer puts it well in this article in the Telegraph calling shutters out for their ‘timeless elegance’. Need we say more?!

 

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Cheryl Posner is the owner of Winey Mommy. Of course, she loves wine, her family, and writing about it all (in no certain order).

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