Conventional wisdom always used to be “Renovating your kitchen and bathroom will immediately add value to your home”. This still rings true, especially in the current market where home-owners are looking to extract the maximum advantage out of their most valuable asset.
A further contribution to this growing investment practice is the addition of solid wood or aluminium security shutters to either window or door openings, as well as defining and enclosing outdoor entertainment areas. A favourite amongst interior designers, timber shutters add timeless elegance and value to any home, whilst aluminium shutters also contribute security and peace of mind.
The installation of shutters offers a stylish, easily adjusted light control alternative during the day with proven insulation and ventilation properties, which means that the home owner also ultimately saves on heating costs in winter and cooling in summer. Shutters also fulfil a dual role, by adding a layer of security and are far more aesthetically pleasing than burglar bars or other conventional crime barriers.
Local shutter company Plantation Shutters® has taken the lead in South Africa in the fast growing market, and is supplying the premium sector with custom made adjustable louvre timber shutters and aluminium security shutters. These superior quality shutters are individually crafted and offer a stylish, solid and durable alternative to window coverings such as curtains or blinds.
“The increase in demand, year on year, for both our timber and security shutters is evidence that home owners and designers realise the functional, aesthetic and financial value that quality shutters provide. What is interesting is the trend for double story properties to combine the security benefits of our aluminium shutters downstairs with the natural beauty of the timber shutters upstairs whilst still achieving uniformity in design,” says Lisa Watt, Managing Director of Plantation Shutters®.
Like any smart investment, the home owner will recover the outlay thanks to initial prudence, while having the pleasure of enjoying the added value of the acquisition. Because they are crafted from solid timber or aluminium, these shutters are extremely durable and also easy to maintain and clean. Plantation Shutters® offers seamless service with a short lead time of 21 working days from order to installation. The skilled team fastidiously measures each opening ensuring a perfect fit, optimum functionality and ultimate customer satisfaction. They also guarantee excellent before and after sales service as well as a 5-year product guarantee.