Enjoy the breezy feel of California right here in Melbourne with beautifully designed indoor or outdoor plantation shutters from Alfresco Blinds Co. These quality manufactured blinds are stylish and functional, classic and contemporary all at once.
When selecting the style of your plantation blinds, our consultant will help you to decide the best alternative to suit your home and lifestyle, taking into account such things as:
- What is the level of privacy required
- Is there a view to maximise
- What are the most 'child-friendly' alternatives
- What fixing methods are available
Once a list of options is established, the choice is yours!
Plantation Shutters are typically installed as Hinged, Bifold or Sliding. We can also cater for feature windows such as arches and triangles, corner and bay windows, as well as room dividers, robe and pantry doors.
They can cater for most shaped windows so there are very little limitations in where they can go. Our range comes in three types of materials which include:
PAINTED OR STAINED SHUTTERS
Plantation grown Basswood (tilia americana), has become one of the most widely used materials for plantation shutters in Melbourne and timber blinds in the global market. This is due to its resistance to warping, easy workability, durability and its acceptance of a variety of finishes. The use of Basswood for musical instruments including guitars and piano soundboards reinforces its properties as a stable and reliable timber.
OUR PROCESS FOR PAINTING PLANTATION SHUTTERS
For the first coat, we use a timber sealer to protect against moisture. This is followed by two undercoats to protect against UV rays. We then finish with two thick coats of UV and moisture resistant top coats, giving the shutter a smooth, grainless finish that can withstand Australia's harsh climate.
Choose from 15 different painted colours; if you want white plantation shutters or blinds you can select from a variety of shades to suit your requirements. We also offer a standard colour of Black.
Also available is the option to have your shutters custom painted using the Dulux Chart Colour Range. This enables you to match your shutters to your paint brand. Also available as an extra is our exclusive Shutter Gloss Finish.
Alfresco Blinds Co also provides a Basswood Stain range which is produced from hand selected Basswood Timber.
Each stile and louver is hand sanded and stained to ensure the natural timber grain is highlighted and shows the true beauty of the timber.
The range consists of 17 different stain colours to ensure that you can get a close match to the decor of your home. A custom stain colour is also available.