Odd shaped window shutters
Britain is blessed with many architectural features on both historic and new build properties. For our purposes we’re interested in the diverse odd shaped windows which adorn some of our homes. Regular windows also come in a wealth of styles, such as bay windows and cafe style all perfect for window shutters. However for the lucky home owners with odd shaped windows Cheap Shutters have a multitude of perfect solutions.
Which shaped windows exist and why?
Historically shaped windows crept into properties from early on with round windows appearing in coach houses and other stately homes in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. With the introduction of more advanced glazing techniques more odd shapes began to appear particularly in Victorian times. Feature windows in larger brick built homes added a new panache for the home owner, setting their property apart from the millions of homes which were being built during the Victorian boom era. The most popular shapes are as follows:
- Round windows, also referred to as porthole or circular
- Triangular windows, predominantly introduced in more modern buildings
- Diamond shapes, stylish and rare
- Arched windows. These are often above regular shapes such as French doors or feature glazing
- Octagonal and other multi sided shapes
What are the advantages of shutters for odd shaped widows?
Wooden shutters provide the ideal solution to covering odd windows, whatever shape they might be. Shutters can be measured and cut to virtually any shape making for the ideal solution. What’s more, all of our shutter design features can be incorporated into the special shape. Measuring and fitting is a breeze for our consultants and craftsmen making for quick and efficient fitting. Using other window treatments such as curtains loses the very nature of the shapes, hanging straight down to hide the window. Other options exist however we obviously feel that shutters provide the best solution!
Can odd shaped windows be made energy efficient?
We know that shutters provide an energy efficient solution to window coverings and shaped windows are the same. With a well fitted frame and wooden slats closed, heat is kept within the house better than other window coverings. When coupled with the design features enhancing your beautiful shapes we believe we have a winning solution for odd shaped windows! You can read more about making older windows more energy efficient at Historic England.
If you are lucky enough to have these architecturally interesting feature windows please get in touch and we will provide a quotation for fitting our cheap shutters. Remember our products have a five year guarantee and come custom made for your windows, why not measure your windows for a quotation today.