Georgian window shutters are most commonly associated with Georgian-style houses. Internal shutters would fold back in to form a ‘window reveal’.
Homeowners mostly used this shutter style on Georgian sash windows throughout the 18th century until the 1840s. In the 18th century, the fielded panel with plain recessed panels was quite common; however, in the early 19th century, shutter makers changed these for flush panels.
If you are not sure if you are lucky enough to possess original Georgian window shutters, you can usually tell their date of origin by looking at the hinges.
Decorative hinges in an ‘H’ style or ‘Butterfly’ style will hint towards the late 17th century and early 18th century. Plain ‘H’ or rectangular hinges, however, will indicate a later origin.
While shutters manufacturers back in the day would split the shutter horizontally, allowing the bottom half of the shutter to be closed for privacy, other designs had a vertical split – which is what we use today.
Regardless of the split position, decorative holes were often pierced into the shutters, in the shape of circles, ovals, or even hearts to allow a little light into the room even when Georgian shutters were fully closed. This trend, however, petered out, leaving plain leaves to reign supreme.
THE BENEFITS OF GEORGIAN WINDOW SHUTTERS
There are numerous benefits to Georgian or solid panel window shutters. Some obvious, some not so. To give you a better idea, we’ve listed them below:
It is easy to stop prying eyes and nosey neighbours from peering in through your windows with solid window shutters. When they’re closed, nothing can be seen through your windows at all.
Most heat loss from our homes is through the roof and our windows. By adding solid or Georgian-style window shutters to your windows, you’re adding a much-needed layer of insulation to your windows to prevent further heat loss. This extra protection can lead to you saving a lot of money on your bills in the long run.
If you like to have your room as dark as possible when sleeping, Georgian or solid shutters are the best option. When they’re closed, you can trust that not a speck of light will penetrate through the windows. The wooden shutter panels used in these shutters are much thicker than blinds or curtains and will give you the black-out effect better than anything else.
Keep Noise Out
When it comes to keeping noise out, curtains and blinds are pretty much useless. On the other hand, solid shutters give you that much-needed extra barrier between your window and room, helping to keep unwanted street noise out as much as possible.
Just as window shutters provide added privacy, preventing those prying eyes, they also help add another layer of security, making your windows almost impenetrable. They act as an excellent deterrent for burglars too.
If you’d like more information on Georgian shutters for your home, contact Diamond Shutters today on 020 83022447. Our team will be only too happy to run through your options and show you how window shutters can transform your home.
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