Learn about Carpet Call’s range of custom shutters during a free in-home measuring service
At Carpet Call, our range of shutters includes a variety of styles, designs, and colours that will blend seamlessly with every type of decor. Book a free in-home measure service to get your windows fitted for custom shutters in any of the available styles.
Installed on the inside of a window or door frame, indoor shutters can add instant elegance to any space. You can work with us to choose from several slat widths, a range of stained and painted finishes in PVC and timber as well as options for shaped and arched window frames.
Traditional timber shutters are a classic choice for durability, insulation, privacy and style. Suitable for the Australian climate and customisable for any window shape, wooden shutters easily complement other architectural elements while bringing a sophisticated presence to interior and exterior spaces.
The plantation shutter style was commonly used on stately residences in hot, humid climates as a way to improve air flow and block out the hot sun. They offer a more practical solution to heavy fabric drapes and are easy to adjust as the day progresses. Contemporary plantation shutters combine this innovative approach with modern construction techniques and materials suited to modern-day life.
How to select the best shutters for your needs
Shutters can be an attractive design element as well as a cost-effective, practical way to transform your windows. But each interior space will require a different solution. Explore our Shutters Buying Guide for insights to guide your search, and book a free in-home measure and quote service to get personalised assistance from our shutter specialists at Carpet Call.
Consider the benefits of adding shutters to your space
Custom shutters can offer a range of benefits for your living spaces, including:
- Light control: Shutters can help you maintain the perfect level of light or shade at any time of day. Plus, they offer UV protection against direct sunlight.
- Noise reduction: Unlike sheer curtains or thin blinds, heavy shutters can block out more outside noise when they’re closed.
- Ventilation: During the summer, warm air can easily escape through open shutters, to prevent rooms from feeling stuffy.
- Insulation: During the colder months, closed shutters act as an extra barrier against chilly air while still creating a light and airy aesthetic.
- Privacy: Shutters offer an adjustable level of privacy from nearby outdoor areas.
- Longevity: Top-quality materials and high-end construction make shutters from Carpet Call a durable and reliable choice for window coverings.
- Aesthetic appeal: Whether you’re inside or outside, it’s easy to appreciate the tasteful appearance of shutters. They can create a sense of sophistication to any interior decor scheme while adding curb appeal.
- Low maintenance: Both timber and PVC shutters are easy to clean using a duster, vacuum brush attachment or damp cloth as needed.
Explore different colours and materials
Whether you choose bright white, rich brown or some colour in between, the team at Carpet Call can help you make the right choice from our selection of quality products. Our shutters are available in two materials, each with their own finishing options:
- PVC shutters are a practical, moisture-resistant and low-maintenance option that’s great for bathrooms, kitchens and homeowners looking to improve their interiors on a budget.
- Timber shutters, including paulownia and basswood shutters, are available in a range of painted and stained finishes, bringing a timeless sense of natural beauty and warmth to any home. Plus, they’re designed to withstand Australia’s climate all year round.
Choose an attractive and easy-to-operate style
Shutters are available in a variety of styles. The two typical shutter styles — which can be used individually or combined — are:
- Louvre: The horizontal slats on shutters are called louvres. Louvred shutters offer the most flexibility and serve as beautiful design features inside or outside.
- Panel: Panelled shutters provide the most privacy and installation, and can be accented with raised details and cutouts.
Additionally, shutters can be installed and operated in several different ways. Mechanisms include:
- Tilt rod: Shutter panels can include a traditional, visible tilt rod or a hidden one that can angle the slats up and down. This mechanism is typical of plantation shutters and makes for quick adjustments.
- Hinge: Hinged shutter panels can open or close to expose or cover the window completely. This can be a wonderful choice for homeowners who want to enjoy outdoor views as well as complete privacy.
- Track: Shutters can be installed on tracks for sliding or folding solutions. This can be a practical choice for tricky areas.
Get measured for custom made shutters
The specialists at Carpet Call can help you choose the right combination of features to suit your style and specifications. We can help you weigh the advantages of different louvre or blade sizes and show you the available colours, finishing options and mechanisms. After taking thorough measurements and providing a detailed quote, we’ll produce your custom shutters to your exact specifications and take care of the installation as well.
Book a free in-home quote service to get started with bringing your ideas to life.
What’s better, blinds or shutters?
Each type of window treatment offers its own set of advantages; the choice all depends on how you want to improve your space. For instance, you can choose a style like blackout roller blinds, which will block more light than louvred shutters would. As for aesthetics, you might prefer billowing Roman blinds for a soft, lightweight look or wooden shutters for a more architectural appearance. At Carpet Call, we offer custom solutions for both blinds and shutters. Give us a call at 1300 502 427 and we can talk you through the possibilities.
Why should I consider installing shutters in Australia?
Shutters are a popular choice among Australian homeowners for several good reasons. Universal benefits like privacy, light control and architectural elegance make them a desirable choice. In addition, shutters are a highly practical and durable choice for the Australian climate. At Carpet Call, we can help you create a custom solution that helps improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort level. Book a free in-home consultation to learn more.
What is the difference between shutters and plantation shutters?
There are several different types of shutters available, and plantation shutters are one of the most popular options. They typically feature louvres that can be controlled with visible tilt rods and are most often painted a bright, airy white. However, plantation shutters can be made in any colour and finish, and they can be installed inside or outside.
A few other interior and exterior shutter styles include:
- Cafe shutters, which will cover the bottom half of the window.
- Shaker style shutters, which feature a flat or raised panel.
- Board and batten shutters, which are made with vertical slats and horizontal supports.
- Bahama shutters, which are hinged at the top of the window frame.
Do shutters keep the heat in?
Installing high-quality shutters is a great way to prevent heat loss during the cold weather. Given their solid, heavy material, shutters can block out more draughts than woven fabric window treatments. During the warmer seasons however, shutters can improve ventilation indoors by helping hot air escape without letting too much light in.
How much do shutters cost?
Custom shutters can be a long-lasting and cost-effective home improvement option. Our exceptional shutter range and competitive prices are why you should call Carpet Call for a free measure and quote. Pricing varies based on material, style and size. Because each window or door frame may be a different shape and size, working with a specialty store like Carpet Call is the best way to get an accurate cost estimate for your project. Our experts can measure your windows and provide a personalised quote for shutters during a free in-home service.
For more answers to your questions, please refer to our Shutters FAQs page.