Plantation shutters have a very interesting history. The word “Plantation” has very negative connotations, with its history firmly placed in the south of America, where landowners would produce sugar and cotton and force this hard labour on their slaves. The farm dwellings often installed shutters at the windows, to help with the heat and the insects that populated the area.
However, should this dark history really be associated with Plantation shutters? No! Window shutters actually originated long before the USA even existed.
A few thousand years ago back in the roman times, shutters were used in place of glass which was an expensive commodity that was only used by the rich classes. Shutters were not installed because of their looks, they were instead installed for their practical uses, keeping out the weather and the local wildlife.
Nowadays, shutters are still installed for their practical features, but also because they look smart and elegant. With a huge choice available in colour and design, Shutter installation has grown in popularity.
Plantation shutters have been proven to help keep your home energy efficient, by keeping out the cold and keeping in the warm, as they are fitted to the window and sealed around the edges. You can also control the light that comes into your room, making the most of the various angles you can adjust the slates, and choosing a hidden split, which gives you the option to close one half of the window, whilst keeping open the other half.
So just like the clever romans, we are choosing shutters for our houses to be practical, but also because we love the style it affords.
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I had some shutters fitted today by James. Excellent and quick service. I was informed by James when he was arriving and he was very Covid compliant. The shutters looked fab and I was very impressed with James knowledge which included cleaning and upkeep.
Excellent service from start to finish with James and Nina. Thank you.
I am so impressed with my shutters, I absolutely love them & they’ve transformed my house! Also massive thanks to James for providing amazing customer service. Would definitely recommend!
Had my shutters fitted recently. Ordered and arrived in 8 weeks! The fitting service received by James was excellent (and socially distanced) and the shutters look so lovely! Also much cheaper than their competitors.
Just had a new remote control blind fitted to our kitchen window from Impact Interiors. Service was great and the process was so quick and easy. James came late on a Friday afternoon to fit and did a great job and it works beautifully. Thank you James and Impact for our lovely new bind.
Had shutters fitted to most of our windows in our new home after having them previously. Was nervous about the large windows as I didn’t know how they would work, but they are incredible. James fitted them with no mess and they look fantastic. He’s a really great guy and a pleasure to have in your home. Great service all round, good quality and great price. Thanks Impact Interiors.
James came to fit our new shutters this week. We have a large bay window in a 1930s semi. He was very knowledgeable about the positioning to help hide the panel left on the ceiling to make the most of the window. End result is brilliant. Cannot wait until we get the matching one downstairs.
It's refreshing to receive good old fashioned service. Nothing was too much trouble and the blinds and curtains we had fitted are nothing short of fantastic. We are very pleased, thank you.
- Milton Keynes
Thank you so much for our recent installation of blinds and curtains, they are wonderful. Will be recommending you to everyone.
- Welwyn Garden City
Superb service and we are loving our new shutters. Thank you for everything you have done. You went the extra mile to get them installed in time for Christmas, very much appreciated.
Mr & Mrs J
We have just had our patio door curtains fitted by Impact Interiors and they look amazing. Nina was extremely helpful in selecting the fabric, and getting them fitted in time for Christmas. Such lovely and helpful service, and we will definitely use them again in the future - thank you!
Thank you so much for our beautiful shutters in our new home. We are so pleased with them and will be using you again to do our next shutters. Nina and the rest of team at Impact Interiors provide an excellent service from the initial enquiry and quotation, to the fitting and aftercare. We would highly recommend using impact interiors!
Absolutely thrilled with our lounge shutters you fitted this week- they fit perfectly and we have had many complimemts on how great they look. Our house feels so much warmer with them! Thank you to Phil for such an excellent fitting service, such amazing attention to detail!! Will be back next year to order more!
Had shutters fitted today in the lounge and bathroom absolutely thrilled with them. Fantastic team and so professional workmanship outstanding, would highly recommend.
My daughter is over the moon with her shutters, they look stunning and the service and quality speaks for itself!! Thank you so much Impact Interiors.
We had shutters fitted to our downstairs living room. The shutters are excellent quality have totally transformed the room. The fitting was carried out to the highest standard. I will certainly be returning to Impact Interiors and their small friendly team for my home improvements. Thank you guys, brilliant service and made such a difference to my living room and bedroom.
Lovely hardwood shutters fitted just in time for Christmas, excellent service and made such a difference to my living room and bedroom.
Had shutters fitted today, we are so very happy with them, it is unbelievable how they have changed our house into a home. Fitted excellent, and finished with care. Both chaps and the lady in the shop are very friendly and accommodating, and nothing is too much trouble. Thank you so much!
Today my bedroom was transformed with new flooring! We are VERY happy with the service, the quality, the tidiness & workmanship! Very friendly & easy company to deal with. Thank you!
Adeline St John
Had our shutters fitted today and they are just gorgeous! Made such a difference to our study and living room, would thoroughly recommend! Nina and her team were very professional, friendly and left our home clean and tidy before they left! Excellent service and product! Very happy customer!
Had my beautiful shutters fitted this morning. Thank you Nina, they look amazing. Friendly fitters, very efficient and did a great job cleaning up too!
Had our shutters fitted this afternoon and we are really pleased. From originally contacting the shop for a quote, to when we had the installation they were helpful, reliable, friendly and professional every time.
They look great and I would absolutely recommend Impact Interiors.
Professional, great communication, great price too for hardwood window shutters.
Nina & her team are fabulous, totally recommended. Pop in and get a price for all your window needs. Looking forward to having you back to fit window furnishings for the rest of the house.
Thrilled with our shutters which were fitted in the lounge today. Fitted very professionally and the finish is great. The guys were clean and tidy, have done a great job and were friendly too. Would highly recommend. They really finish off the room.
So happy with my shutters fitted today in my three bedroom house, there amazing transform the look of every room, I thoroughly recommend this company great service all round, thanks Nina.
Love my new shutters they bring privacy and style without blocking the light. Nina and her team have done a great job. Thanks you.