Shutters vs. Blinds

Choosing the right window furnishings for your home can be an overwhelming task. Betta Choice Shutters offer a vast array of premium blinds, shutters and awnings, in a wide range of colours and styles to maximise your living space. Blinds and shutters can prove to be an excellent way of providing privacy and versatility to your home at an affordable price. Here are some of the most pertinent factors to consider when choosing between installing blinds or shutters.

Maximising Space

Maximising the space in your home, whether it is an apartment or house, can be easily achieved through installing seamless roller blinds that fit neatly into a window recess and sit flat within the frame, taking up no unnecessary space. Unlike plantation shutters that are often bulky, installing blinds in soft hues will give your space a sleek contemporary look with maximum privacy.

Controlling Privacy & Light

Shutters are a fantastic solution to balancing privacy and light with their adjustable blades that come in a variety of sizes, colours and finishes. Shutter blades can be easily manipulated to block outsiders from looking in, but still allow for air and natural light to pass through. Similarly, shutters can provide extreme darkness and block-out, when the louvers are entirely shut. Both shutters and blinds are also a great way to cut down on your electricity bills and carbon footprint during the summer months as they block out heat so you don’t have to depend on air-conditioning as much to keep living spaces cool.


Made from sturdy Timber or PVC, shutters have a longer lifespan than blinds or curtains and can last for up to 25 years if they are maintained properly, providing significant long-term cost savings. They are extremely easy to maintain and clean, resistant to the weather and a great option for those with dust allergies.

Adding Value to Home

Regardless of whether you are planning to move in the near future, shutters are known to increase home resale value compared to blinds. Investing in permanent fixtures, such as shutters, will give your house a unique selling point and luxurious look from the inside and outside.


A key factor when deciding on a window furnishing will be the varying costs between shutters and blinds. Blinds are generally more affordable than shutters because of their materials and simpler installation process.


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