If you live in Oxford, the chances are you are surrounded by beautiful homes in all shapes and sizes that have used shutters to their full advantage. Shutters have the ability to finish the overall look of a home and they are often installed not just for their practical benefits but for their aesthetically pleasing look.The Oxford Shutter Company are experts in the design, creation and installation of high-end shutters and we have put together this handy Oxford guide to support you when you are looking to purchase the perfect shutters for your home.Window Design and size – know your windows before you go any further!The most obvious first step when deciding how to dress your windows is to know their size and shape. By finding out this information, you can save a lot of time going forward as you will have the calculations to hand and the measurements you hand over will be accurate.Measuring your windows: Start by measuring the width of your window from outside the window frame. Measure from left to right and take a note of the measurement.Measure the height of your window from either sill to ceiling or sill to the top of the reveal. Make a note of the measurement.Depending on the type of shutter you have looking at for your window, it may also be necessary to provide the height of the divide you require (for Cafe Style Shutters), rather than the full height of your window.With your accurate measurements now ready to go, you can start to look at the best type of shutters for your windows. Why not take a look at The Oxford Shutter Company range of shutters?Shutter Designs and sizes – what works best for your windows?There are many different styles available with shutters, some more traditional than others, however, they all share one common feature which is that they provide protection against unwanted light entering your house. The most popular types of shutters include; bay window, cafe style and full height. Each of these shutter designs has its advantages, depending upon what you require them to achieve.Materials and colours – endless choicesDepending on the colour scheme and decoration in your home, you will want to ensure your shutters match the existing room (unless you are planning a complete redecoration). The benefit of choosing to install shutters is that they can come in a variety of colours to match your needs.When you choose to purchase shutters with The Oxford Shutter Company, you can be sure that we will only use premium materials for all shutter designs. You will therefore not find vinyl and cheap plastic finishes as we don’t believe they can provide the quality or finish we are proud of.Our shutters are crafted from MDF, hardwood or high quality ABS (if you are looking for weatherproof shutters). By using these materials, we can ensure that your shutter not only looks incredible but also stands the test of time against prolonged use and adverse weather conditions.What can shutters do for your home?There are so many benefits to adding shutters to your home and below are just some of the points you can benefit from:Versatility and flexibility – shutters can work in many different properties, from period cottages to modern homes.Cost and energy saving – shutters are designed to support keeping the heat in or circulating colder air, meaning you won’t have to reach for the thermostat as the first point when warming your home.Light control – when you have shutters installed, you can control the amount of light that enters a room much more easily than other window dressings.A great finish – window shutters have the ability to finish both the interior and exterior look of your home to a high standard.Space-saving – for those with smaller rooms, you are looking to try and create as much space as possible to give the feel of a bigger room. Shutters can support you to do this due to the small amount of space they take up and the light control they have.Advice and support from your shutter teamWhen you enlist the help and support of a shutter team, you should be able to trust that they are qualified and can provide both expert advice and a high-quality installation that will only benefit your room. When you choose to work with The Oxford Shutter Company you can be sure that you will be working with a family run business that takes great pride in each project they work on.We will work with you from the beginning to provide advice and guidance, from measuring your windows correctly, to choosing a shutter design that works for you and your room. Our team of qualified and expert fitters will not only provide a great installation service, but they will support you with the aftercare of your shutters to prolong their life and keep them in great condition.Installation of your chosen shuttersWhilst you may be able to complete the installation of your shutters independently, as experts in the industry, we would strongly advise that you bring in a professional to support you with the installation. This can be a tricky and fiddly job to get right and if one piece is out of place, this could leave you with wonky shutters, that may not work and will fall from your window with the slightest touch.Our installation team have a carpentry background so know exactly what they are doing when it comes to fixing your shutters and will take the greatest care whilst in your home. We have been supporting our clients with the perfect shutters for over 20 years and as such have gleaned a huge amount of experience and knowledge in the industry.You may also be interested in:Window Shutters – from Ancient Greece to your home Tips and tricks when finding a trusted window shutter company A guide to saving energy and money with your window shutters in 2021 Expert shutter installation from The Oxford Shutter CompanyIf you are looking for a high-quality company that can provide you with the perfect finish to the windows in your home, look no further than The Oxford Shutter Company. For over 20 years, we have supported clients in Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas to design and install shutters to save money and energy, as well as creating an incredible atmosphere in every room.For more information or to book a no-obligation free consultation, just give us a call today and one of our friendly expert team members will be happy to book you in for a discussion.