Shutters may all look much alike, but once you've lived with them you realise not all shutters are the same. You don't always get what you pay for, but you can be sure cheap will usually turn out to be nasty. (Also beware paying a lot for shutters only to have the installation ruin the effect, see the disaster one unfortunate consumer paid $13,000 for.)

I’m a mother of two who helps run a successful Australian family business making built in home furniture and storage.

Like most women, I’m house-proud. While I am fortunate to live in a leafy suburb, it’s the little things that make a house a home. When the curtains were showing signs of wear, I decided I wanted shutters because they are a great look and practical.

Over the last fifteen years, I’ve seen the best and worst of shutters while I make sales calls, measuring and quoting for my business. There are heaps of broken shutters that look worn out after 5 years and there are others that look a million bucks after 20 years. So I decided I would need to do my homework if I was to get the good ones for my home.

Even with my knowledge of wood and carpentry, I found the task of getting information on what the shutter quotes meant really difficult. Sales people were reluctant to answer my questions or even explain the benefits of their product. I had to turn to other friends and professionals for information. By the time I’d completed my order I felt like an expert.

So here is what I have learned, with a little help from my friends. We hope this site will save you a lot of trouble.


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