Upscale your windows furnishings with plantation shutters
Plantation shutters are elegant and sought-after window furnishings, as their timeless look and feel complements both traditional and modern interiors. Custom plantation shutters are versatile and can be installed in every area of your home, from the kitchen and home office to the bathroom and the living room. SOM Blinds offers a selection of award-winning plantation shutters from Norman Australia which are expertly made-to-measure and can be motorised for extra convenience. We supply both sustainable timber shutters and aluminium plantation shutters, both of which are widely used, durable and stylish.
Norman shutters for your Melbourne property
Why choose timber plantation shutters for your property
What’s not to love about plantation shutters – they look fabulous whether you are renovating a period home or you’re building a new home from scratch. We have a large range of internal and external plantation shutter styles and options to choose from.
If you have hard-to-reach windows and you would like to use plantation shutters we can motorise them, making opening and closing them as simple as picking up your phone. Our supplier, Norman Australia, has some award-winning motorised shutter options that we can show you.
Window shutters made from timber are widely used and for good reason; they are our preferred option as they are light in weight yet strong and durable. This allows timber shutters to be of greater width without sagging. They can be made in a variety of colours, they look elegant and they are great insulators.
Custom-made to size
SOM Blinds supplies timber plantation or louvre shutters in various timber types and finishes depending on the use of each room. All timber plantation shutters are custom-made to suit any window shape and size. Plantation shutter blades are available in varying sizes and can be colour matched to your interior’s paintwork.
We have an experienced team that can expertly measure and create templates for arched or angled windows. We always allow time to measure your windows perfectly, ensuring that your shutters can be installed with precision. Norman can shape the blades of shutters and frames to match your window shape, avoiding the odd-stepped profile that can sometimes be seen on some shaped shutters.
Make sure you discuss how your shutters will be mounted onto your windows before choosing your shutter supplier.
Our Norman-trained technicians will always discuss with you exactly how your timber plantation shutters will be mounted into your window frames. This is especially important if you have windows that aren’t perfectly square, have decorative architraves or window latches or locks that could impact how your shutters need to be mounted. Many companies will only offer shutters that come with an additional frame surrounding them. These frames make the installation much easier and quicker for the installer, especially in older homes and we agree that for some windows these are the better option – but not always. If you have beautiful, decorative, period architraves that you would still like to be able to see, make sure to discuss this when comparing quotes from different suppliers.
At SOM Blinds, we provide you with a solution that matches your requirements instead of simply recommending the quickest and easiest option for us. If possible, we prefer and have the skills to mount your shutters the traditional way; directly hinged within your existing window frames. Don’t forget to discuss this with our designers who can show you exactly what we mean.
Woodlore shutters from Norman
Normandy shutters from Norman
Normandy is a 100% premium hardwood Norman shutter available in solid colours with multiple timber stain choices. There are up to 51 solid colours and custom colour options allowing you to create a unique finish for your home or office. Normandy has wider panel options for more open views and has a wide range of special shapes available. These shutters look sophisticated and give you that one-of-a-kind natural beauty. They are made from phoenixwood, which has a natural grain that adds depth and character to your shutters. Plantation shutters made from phoenixwood have one of the highest strength to weight ratios among both wood and non-wood shutters, making your Normandy shutters the ultimate exclusive choice.
Aluminium plantation shutters
Advantages of plantation shutters for your home and office
Plantation shutters allow you to control the amount of light in your room or office space easily. Shutters allow you to regulate the distribution of light in a way that blinds and curtains simply cannot do. By rotating your shutter blades you can easily control the amount of light and privacy you want during the day, also allowing you to reduce glare on your TV and computer screens. With split blades you have the option to be able to open the top blades whilst keeping the lower blades closed for added privacy – the best of both worlds.
Opting for plantation shutters means you don’t need to spend much time, energy or money on maintenance. Unlike curtains and Roman blinds, which require some effort and careful handling when cleaning, window shutters only need to be wiped down with a damp cloth. In fact, plantation shutters are sturdy enough to be gently vacuumed with a brush attachment.
Window shutters are great at conserving energy in a cost-effective manner. Shutters can help keep the heat out during the summer and the cold out during the winter.
An outstanding feature of plantation shutters is their unique ability to suit both modern and traditionally decorated interiors. Add shutters to your rustic-style home or your minimalist office space – they are bound to make a statement while complementing their surroundings. Shutters can be made in a wide selection of textures and colours.
The only thing better than a plantation shutter is a motorised plantation shutter. Much like our motorised blinds, automating your shutters adds a sense of ease and comfort to your everyday living. This is especially useful for those hard-to-reach windows and for those who are unable to manually open and close their shutters. Control your plantation shutters via remote control, or through your mobile device while away on holiday or at work.
Window furnishings that have cords or other loose accessories pose a risk to young children and pets. Plantation shutters work with levers that are attached to the shutters, which means that there are no cords or accessories to worry about. This is great news for parents and pet owners. Norman is an active participant of the WCMA ‘Best for Kids’ certification program and shutters that are marked as ‘Best for Kids’ in their range certify that they have been rigorously tested and are safe.
Whether you’re at home or in the office, silence is precious. Window shutters, especially timber ones, have an excellent characteristic of acting as a natural sound barrier. This instantly makes your space sound quieter. You can work in peace and without any noisy interruptions, or you can enjoy a more peaceful home and, quite possibly, a more peaceful sleep too.
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Premium plantation shutters in Melbourne
With over 21 years of experience, SOM Blinds are experts in providing complete window furnishing solutions. We only work with leading suppliers such as Norman Australia to offer our clients an extensive range of high-quality plantation shutters that meet our high standards of quality, performance, sustainability and elegance.
Let’s discuss your plantation shutter requirements and the plans for your home improvement project or new build. We collaborate with homeowners, builders, architects and interior designers to ensure our clients get the best shutter solutions for their homes in Melbourne. Book an appointment to visit our showroom in Burwood to view our wide range of window shutters in action. Here, we can show you the best options for your home in person. Alternatively, we can come to your home or office with samples and examples that best suit your project.
Call us or contact us online to request a complimentary quote. We service Melbourne’s inner suburbs and the Mornington Peninsula by special appointment. From Port Melbourne to Brighton, Sandringham, Caulfield, Glen Iris, Malvern, Camberwell, Kew and Glen Waverley—we offer premium window furnishings in Melbourne.