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A Feature Window with Plantation Shutters

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Plantation shutters are now considered a very desirable window dressing, which can help make them the perfect investment for your home – adding value and making it more appealing to prospective buyers, should you be consider moving on or selling. Unlike curtains, which typically won’t increase the value of your home, window shutters are considered to be a permanent fixture in your home and this means that they’re usually included in its valuation. 

As a result, if you’re planning to sell your property in the future and are hoping to get a good price for it, it makes sense to wooden shutters in order to improve its value whilst setting it apart from other properties in your area.

Aside from being beautiful a feature window can be a focal point that lights up a room, so it’s important to make the most of framing it. So how can Plantation Shutters help. The answer for many homes are plantation shutters, which can add texture, depth and an elegant look to any home decoration. 

Traditional interior designs, in which wood and natural colours figure prominently, are complemented perfectly by wooden plantation shutters with a matching wood stain, and well-constructed plantation shutters will also add an element of integrity in a world increasingly taken over by window treatments consisting of flimsy materials that are not made to last.  Those with more modern tastes or a love of bright colours needn’t worry that plantation shutters won’t work in their home. 

It may be a good idea to think about having custom made Plantation shutters for your property. The design will depend on your needs, wants and the style of your windows. The Beautiful Shutter Company offer a range of styles will complement existing decorations in any home, meaning that all windows can have an elegant, well-proportioned finish.

When choosing what type of finish you would prefer for your windows, why not take a look at the front of you property form outside. For inspiration, a skyline may suggest a colour or review the theme you have inside the property. Whatever your choice of style and finish,  plantation shutters can bring your room alive using your views as inspiration.

Aside from the aesthetics of your property and the windows themselves, there are a number of well recognised reasons the application of plantation shutters could benefit you and your house:. These include:

Allowing Natural Light & Privacy
Bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas are perfect examples of rooms where privacy is often essential but natural light a requirement. Plantation shutters can often help obscure the view in but still allow natural light to enter, designed exactly to your own specifications.

A Difficult Space to Fill
Particularly in modern properties with very small or very large window, it can be difficult to make the most of their natural position and shape. Plantation shutters which come in full length or half height are custom made for each window. In large windows this frames beautifully.

Design & Function in Harmony
Environmental, sustainable design ideas stay very popular and trendy. Environmentally friendly building materials, organic design and large interior windows beautifully incorporate indoor-outdoor aspects into modern architectural designs and produce pleasant and healthy environment. Big windows create no boundaries interior design, connecting rooms with the nature.

Simple to Clean
Easy to clean, Plantation shutters can be cleaned without having to take them down or pay expensive a professional cleaning company to help. Unlike curtains, they typically don’t trap dust particularly when a property is stood empty for an y period.

Helping the Sale of a Property
Natural colours, paired with big windows and high ceilings in sitting rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms or kitchens create neutral, easy to maintain, beautiful interiors and timeless rooms. These can all help in the promotion and sale of any property.

The Beautiful Shutter Company brings a wealth of experience to the window dressing industry and is committed to providing homeowners with the perfect set of high-quality plantation shutters for any home. To learn more about our wide selection of shutters or to book an appointment, call us today on 01642 688049 or visit the Beautiful Shutter Company website.

The credit card safety tips to keep you safe from frauds

It is not only about security but also to avoid different problems if you have the right safety tips for your credit card. You just need some basic tips and you can safeguard your card from any threat. So let us begin to explore which tips are useful for us:

Keep your card safe in public places.

When you are at public places or withdrawing cash from ATM, see that your card number is safe from the sight of the frauds. If you have any random phone calls don’t provide your card number to them as it can be fake calls and your account can be hacked. Share your details only if you have initiated any call to any of the bank merchants. 

Credit cards provide you with many advantages so see that no one gets them hacked to cause you trouble. 

Keep a record of your receipts

Your receipts of the bills and other payments should be cross-checked with your account to make sure that there are not any fraudulent transactions. Try to make a habit of filing your receipts securely and help yourself to stay safe from any deceit. 

Have a secure device network 

Fraudulent attacks are very common if you store your credit card details in your browser. To protect yourself from such frauds see that the auto-fill function in your browser is turned off. There are other options which can be used such as digital wallet, using electronic transactions, and more. 

Digital wallets are safe as they use authentication, encryption, and also tokenization which makes it much safe than taking your credit card everywhere when not required. 

The online security 

You must be using all the precautions and the basic mobile and the internet safety methods but along with that it is better if you consider the following as well

Have proper details about your merchant 

While shopping online with your credit cards see that the website is secure and has a web address with “HTTPS” (the s is for secured) and in the URL the company name is correctly written. 

Use mobile apps 

You must try to use any type of mobile apps offering online payments for example PayPal, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and more so that the merchants don’t get your credit card details. It helps to make sure that your card details are not leaked if the merchant is hacked. 

Some of the credit cards like the Gold Amex are secured with proper encryption and authentication that can keep you safe from getting cheated by online hackers. 

Keep checking your account from time to time 

For the safety of your credit card see that you check your account activities frequently from time to time. And now with digitalized apps, it can be done very easily by using the bank apps that are available for android as well as iOS operating systems. You should allow the card issuers to send you text messages and email alerts if there any unusual activities in your account.