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Shutters perform very important tasks of protecting interior space and your possessions inside the house. However, because of their position and design, Window Shutters can be re-purposed to make them more useful and add more space or value to your house.
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Shutters perform very important tasks of protecting interior space and your
possessions inside the house. However, because of their position and design,
Window Shutters can be re-purposed to make them more useful and add
more space or value to your house. This is also a way of reducing
expenditure on installations whose work can be performed by the shutters.
Further, re-purposing can help you change the design and dynamics of your
house by making it to appear more creative.
In fact, the first re-purposing is adding beauty to your property. This was
never the idea when these shutters were discovered. However, it has
become a major consideration as installers choose designs that complement
the overall design of the house. There are fancy designs of shutters that
tweak the appearance of your house beyond offering a weather damage
Shutters decorate your house inside and outside. The simple pattern used to
manufacture the shutters is beauty on its own. The choice of a different color
of shutter from that of the wall is also another way of enhancing the beauty
of your property. When shutters are installed inside the house, they break the
monotony of a single wall. This enhances the beauty of your interior space.
In fact, shutters are used effectively to break a long wall and create an
impression of an enclosed space.
Here are creative ways of re-purposing shutters and thus adding value to
their contribution to your house.
1. As Hooking Areas On Walls
Shutters are made from wood frames or planks that are placed at an angle.
This angle presents a perfect platform to hang objects with a further chance
to exercise your creativity while at it.
Flower pots- if you are an enthusiast of indoor gardens, shutters offer
the perfect frame to hang your flower pots. You only need a hook and a
mechanism to secure your pot on the hook. Choose a light flower and
pot of minimum weight. The flowers will get light and air, eliminating
the need to constantly take them out. Furthermore, these pots do not
stop you from opening or closing the shutters if the need arises.
Trays- increase your indoor space by hanging trays on shutters. The
trays also need a hook to secure them on the planks in order to hold
the tray in position. These trays should not hold much weight.
Tools- do you have tools that you use often yet can easily be
misplaced? Hang them on the shutters for easy access and to keep
them secure. They include knives, domestic saws, chisels, screw
drivers and such other accessories. Ensure that the tools do not pose
any danger to people within the house. Further, they should not be too
heavy that they can damage your shutters.
2. Photo Gallery
Shutters are always prominent whenever you get into a house. They will
immediately capture your attention. This presents you with a perfect
platform to display your photos. Improvise and hold the photos in place using
pins or pegs. With rows of wooden planks, you can classify the photos in a
way that they tell a story. This is also a way of concealing the existence of
shutters if this is not one of your ideas of beauty.
This option allows you to re-purpose without interfering with the primary
functioning of the shutters. At the top frame of your shutters, you are
required to add a flat horizontal wood plank. Preferably, the prank should be
on the frame so that the shutter does not drop the items placed on it when it
opens. The plank added should be of medium width. A plank that is too wide
might interfere with normal opening of the window or shutter. The plank will
be used to store light accessories like decoration phases, sea shells, portraits
and such other light paraphernalia.
4. Pin Board
Letters, notices, bills and forms, among other paper documents are likely to
get lost in the house. Some need to stopover before they are cleared or filed
permanently. An old shutter is a perfect place to keep such documents. In a
house with several adult occupants who receive these documents, people
will be checking on the ‘notice board’ as they enter the house. The
emissaries will never get lost or be forgotten because they were placed at a
shelf and forgotten. Notes and ornaments can be hanged on the shutters as
well for quick and easy access. They also serve as a perfect place to organize
your books, newspapers and magazines. The serrated wood planks make it
easy to slot and also retrieve the reading materials.
5. Cabinet Door
Concealing the content of a cabinet is one way of securing it. In some cases,
you need to just protect the content from blowing wind which would
disorganize your house. Adding a door to the cabinet ensures that the
content is not exposed to the hawk eyes of intruders. This will also protect
the content from dust or damage by children. Activities around the cabinet
may also cause some of the objects to fall off. The door will hold them to
6. Architectural Detailing
Have you ever thought of a creative way to partition the sitting room from
the dining room? Shutter doors are a perfect option. The doors do not have
to cover the entrance. In fact, they only create an impression that the dining
room can be partitioned. Even when the shutters can actually partition the
dining area, they allow you to have two rooms and later modify it into one
7. Outdoor Table
Outdoor tables are easily damaged because water rests of the surface or a
large surface is exposed to the sun. The design of shutters allows water to
slip out and dry off. This provides a reasonable way to dispose old shutters
by finding good use for it.
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