Summer temptations

Think juicy red watermelon slices, lush green grass, bright yellow bikinis, turquoise water, amber glowing braai coals and pink sunset skies. Think about the visual delights that entice us out of the warm hug of our home and into the adventures of summer. Then think about the wet sandy beach towels scattered on family floors, the floral colour bursts in crystal vases and the scents of summer that we welcome through open windows and doors. Summer is a boundary-less season, a time when we turn our lives inside out.

The real tangible value of a perfect South African home is not found in its price tag, its architecture or its up-to-trend décor. It’s found in how seamlessly and comfortably it transitions from the cooler months to the sunny season, in a way that allows its occupants to make the most of what is naturally on offer. And what summer offers are crisp morning breezes, balmy sunshine days, long friendly evenings and clear night skies. What better way to ensure that this sensory celebration is enjoyed as much indoors as it is outdoors than by allowing the boundaries of a home to melt away with a simple slide, swing, twist or tilt. Shutters and blinds allow just that.

Lounge becomes patio, bathroom becomes outdoor spa and bedroom becomes campsite when louvres are opened and shutters folded away. To what degree is only dependent on the choices on offer in the extensive American Shutters’ range of styles and finishes. “The obvious benefits of shutters and blinds is their versatility and the light and ventilation control they offer, but arguably their most undervalued benefit is their insulation value,” says Stephen Palmer, American Shutters’ managing director. “Quality blinds and shutters can keep a space cool on 30 degree plus summer days and their hangover warm nights.”

The practical value of shutters and blinds is only equalled by their design value. Whether you want to complement bold colour splashed summer décor with an almost limitless choice of colour finishes or provide a canvas for nature inspired neutral tones, American Shutters has a range to suit your style and budget.

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