When it comes to finding window coverings, it seems as though more and more people are making the transition to shutters. One part of your house you may overlook would be your basement. Here are 3 reasons why installing shutters downstairs is the right call.
Shutters Are a Perfect Fit
As many already know, basement windows are much smaller than the one found in the rest of the house. This is obviously because there isn’t much surface area above ground in a basement. Finding blinds or curtains to cover the right amount is much harder. It’s likely that they’ll just drangle much further than the window’s lowest point. Shutters can be custom made, which means that you can have them installed to fit perfectly. Installing them will prove to be the right choice, and will leave your basement looking neater in general.
Shutters Can Be Aesthetically Pleasing
As previously mentioned, basement windows are much different than the rest of the windows found in your home. They’re much smaller and shorter. This may look off putting to some people. One way around it would be to install shutters to these windows. If strategically installed, they’d be able to give the illusion of a larger window. It all depends on the structure and placement of the window. Installing shutters to your window can also generally make the room look nicer. This depends on the colour, material and placement of the shutters. If you make the right decisions, installing them can improve the overall aesthetic of the basement.
Shutters Can Keep Your Basement Clean
Basements are more likely to experience mold/fungal growth on the windows. This is because the underground placement causes an increase in humidity. Mold infestations in your home can lead to many health problems. A perfect solution to excess humidity in your home would be to install shutters. They’ll be able to reflect all UV rays, and keep your basement sanitary for years to come.
For more information on whether or not it’s time to replace your shutters, be sure to contact the Shutter Boy’s team!