Shutters and carpentry come together this week with a progress update from Dulwich where John has added a brand new set of shutters to last week’s finished bay window storage bench with great communication between fitter John and carpenter Roberto being the key element in getting this work down efficiently and to a high standard.
Fitted in East Dulwich, a favourite destination for our fitters, on another warm day the addition of shutters to the finished storage bench really makes this bay window alcove into a stylish private corner of the room while also being neat and practical – with clean craftsmanship and added storage for a family looking to maximise their storage space.
The shutters themselves were ordered at the beginning of May and delivered in June ready for fitting. In the pictures above you can see that the style of shutter chosen is very classic in design. The shutters are full height with a mid-rail that breaks the shutter into upper and lower parts, these mid-rails line up with the existing window frame and, from the outside, give the appearance of continuous and evenly spaced louvers. The shutters have been made in our premium MDF wood with a white finish to match the existing window frames – giving the impression of one, continuous window fitting from the outside.
The finishing touches are classic in their design, with a centre tilt rod for adjusting the louvers and a smaller sized louver for additional privacy. We’ve mentioned before that smaller louvers are a popular shutter style in Dulwich, possibly due to the overlooked nature of many of the streets which allow pedestrians to see inside a room with minimal effort. In all cases choice of louver will always be a trade-off between light and privacy, a choice slightly offset by splitting the shutter at the mid-rail to fine tune the amount of light allowed into the room.
The finished alcove is a stylish private space with extra storage and seating which the whole team, from the office to our fitters, worked on with great care in order to get an absolutely perfect fit. We hope you agree that the resulting solution is both neat and practical.