Hi I’m Jason from the brand Blockout Blinds.
And we’re always get asked; “what’s best to put on your windows that are on a corner?”
Well today I’ve got the answer for you. Corner windows — they’re fantastic!
You get great views, it opens up the room…but when it comes to putting window furnishing on it; it can be quite difficult. Most blinds will give you gaps that you can see out, they won’t sit together nicely.
So that sorts of detracts some of the options you might have for normal windows because now I’m gonna think about the blinds joining in the corner.
So let’s have a look at this first photo… this is a recent we did; a kitchen, as you can see nice corner window there. The customer wants something that was going to look nice, be practical, and also quite easy to clean. Now what you might also notice is that we have a nice thick architrave around and there’s not really any deep recess.
So whatever we’re going to put on there, we’re going have to put on the architrave.
Now, plantation shutters are really the best option for this.
They can butt up next to each other because they put up corner post where they meet, and they just come together nicely; they’re easy to clean, and they’re great insulators and they just look awesome. So let’s have a look at the photo now…where you can see the shutters are being put in.
And we’ve used something like this which is called an architrave that we’ve put on their shutters to make sure they fit correctly and operate correctly.
If you’ll look closer at the photo you’ll see there’s one of these architraves which is going all the way round the outside, and the reason we’ve used that here is because there is no reveal in the window like I said before — so the shutters have to fit on to the frame.
And there’s couple of things when it comes to shutters; one the louvres at turn, they must clear any objects.
And also the thickness of the frame of the shutter must come in far enough so when the louvres turn, the blades don’t hit the architraves behind them. So this architrave here, which is called an L-shaped architrave, does both things for us.
One being brings the shutter forward a little bit so that the blades miss the frames of the windows, and it brings the shutter across a little bit so the louvres don’t hit the architraves behind.
And I’m sure you’ll all agree they look fantastic, and because they’re solid, you can just grab a rag and wet cloth and just wipe them down easily.
So let’s have a look at one of the other windows in the house…so here’s another corner window in the lounge room — once again it looks awesome.
And this photo here is just matching shutters not in a corner window; we end up doing the whole house. So let’s have a look at this last photo…back to the kitchen and obviously our installer John, was quite proud of his work, and also very proud of his Makita drill.
So he wants to have a hero shot there…So there you have it, plantation shutters — one of the best products to put in your corner windows.
They look awesome, and they’re very functional as well.
So I hope you found this interesting, and until next time.