Are Wood Shutters Suitable for Bathrooms?
Your bathroom may be one of the most difficult rooms in your home to choose window treatments for. You want it to feel luxurious, a place to soak in your tub and release all of the day’s cares and worries. However, the frequent combination of heat and steam in a bathroom creates an exacting climate for soft or fragile materials. And, your bathroom’s relatively small footprint establishes certain decorative boundaries, lest the room feel claustrophobic.
If you’ve already thought through these challenges, you may have arrived at the idea of installing wooden shutters in your bathroom. After all, shutters offer a lavish solution to many of these decorative hurdles. Still, you might hesitate at the thought of installing a wooden window covering in a humid space. Which begs the question, are wood shutters suitable for bathrooms?
Engineered to Endure
Wood shutters are more durable than you might expect. Manufacturers usually use one of two materials when constructing these window treatments: hardwood or medium-density fibreboard (MDF). Most hardwood used in shutter manufacturing comes from trees cultivated for their density and sturdiness. Once harvested, woodworkers quarter-saw the tree into louvers in order to preserve a tight grain. Finally, they condition the wood shutters to accommodate the humidity present in their final destination, an important step in preparing the shutters for your bathroom. Shutter manufacturers treat MDF with a similar attention to detail, engineering the wood used to create each louver for maximum density and strength before coating them in polypropylene, the same material used as a finish on automobiles, football helmets, and appliances. These wood shutters won’t cup, warp, or twist no matter what environment your bathroom throws at them.
Designed to Dazzle
Just because they’re functional doesn’t mean that wood shutters must be utilitarian. In addition to providing your bathroom with privacy and light-control, wood shutters bring a luxurious feel to your room. They often look like natural extensions of a home instead of second-thought additions, and their flush-to-the-window profile keeps your bathroom’s décor from feeling too overwhelming. With wooden shutters adorning the windows, your bathroom becomes an elegant and tranquil space.
At US Verticals, we install some of the most durable and beautiful wood shutters on the market. Contact us to schedule your free in-home consultation or stop by our Kissimmee showroom to see which wood shutters work for your bathroom.