Mar 01, 2008 9:29 am
Ok I am on a roll here with all my posts so I thought I'd go onto my next topic...windows!!
I adore white plantation shutters, I'm wondering however, what colour my windows should be too make them look good. I was originally thinking of white timber windows to the front of the house and white windows elsewhere but would this be too much? With the white plantation shutters I mean....
What other colour windows could suit?
Also I have been looking at my plan and I have approx
- 1 small window and 1 larger window in study
-2 small windows in formal lounge and 1 large void in the wall
- 4 windows in dining
- 2 windows in living + sliding door (where I was thinking of a white panel guide...not sure if you can use plantation on sliding doors?)
- 12 small windows in total in the bedrooms...
So approx 23 windows all up to be covered - will this cost be the world to do in plantation shutters?? Or does anyone have a rough cost guide per window etc...
What other window dressings would look nice alongside plantation shutters ? Particulary in the same room....
Re: Plantation shutters3
Mar 01, 2008 11:39 am
I think you are on the right track ti have white windows with white shutters.
here is a photo for you
as for cost you need to shop around you will find a big difference from company to company.
You can also do an online qoute to give you a round about idea of how much of your budget to set aside.
Re: Plantation shutters4
Mar 01, 2008 12:22 pm
Thanks Paula, that is exactly what I mean The white windows look great with the white shutters...i wonder how much it would be too upgrade all windows to white timber
Do you have any site addresses where I might get quotes, I haven't got the measurements of the windows though...
I just had a look at the site you got the pics from and there is some nice blinds there, I like the contempary roman blinds in white too - maybe I could do roman blinds for upstairs and shutters downstairs....
Arghhh! Window dressings are by far the hardest decision!!
Thanks again - you are a great help
Re: Plantation shutters5
Mar 01, 2008 2:18 pm
I also absolutely adore white plantations! I 'plan' on having them only on the front facing facade at this stage (M Bedroom, 3rd bedroom and study), but the other 2 upstairs bedrooms will have our current white timber venetians...thankfully they are almost the same size. All our windows will be 'Merino/Paperbark', but we will have white woodwork surrounding the frames.
My Mum and Dad have them on a few windows, and the exterior window frame is 'paperbark', and that looks great. The interior colour is white though! There is also a house near us that has stained windows on the exterior and white plantations, and that looks fabulous as well. Not sure about the internal paintwork colour though! But I guess from the interior perspective, white probably looks best.
Just remember all timber windows will need painting/staining!!! One reason why we are sticking to the standard with 'H' and going with aluminium
I'm finding choosing bricks and tiles/benches/cupboard combinations have been my nightmare...but I haven't thought too much about window dressings yet! Fun times ahead, goodluck with it!
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