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Which blinds or shutters are right for my home?

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From Roman blinds to plantation shutters – the window covering you choose can really set the tone for your home.

If you’re thinking about new blinds, shutters or curtains, the choice can be overwhelming!

So it’s good news that local family firm The Grove Blind & Shutter Co., are opening a brand new showroom in Lowton soon.

Ahead of opening day, on Friday, 1 September 2023, we asked Gavin Clements from the company to talk us through some of the options available…

Top choice: Plantation shutters

Plantation shutters in a living room setting

Plantation shutters have the wow factor

What are they? Plantation shutters are the must-have window covering and come in a range of neutral finishes to complement any home. They’re super-stylish, they’re beautiful and they’re long lasting. A great investment in your home.

Most popular for: Providing excellent privacy, light control and even thermal control these shutters look great in any room. With the added benefit of up to 10 years warranty and a range made right here in the UK, they are a great way to enhance both the look and value of your home.

Venetian blinds

Venetian blinds seen through an outside window

Venetian blinds have a classic style

What are they? These popular blinds are made of horizontal slats made of aluminium, vinyl or wood and are drawn up or down by a cord. They are a great choice for a room where you want to be able to adjust the amount of light being let in from outside throughout the day – one of the reasons they’re so popular in offices and commercial settings.

Aluminium Venetians in perfect frames are the most popular option when covering French doors.

Wood and Faux wood Venetians are by far the most popular option chosen by customers at Grove Blind & Shutter Co., particularly in white and grey. More on that in a moment…

Most popular for: Providing an elegant solution that provides privacy and excellent light control.

Wooden blinds

Wooden venetian blinds in a bay window

These wooden venetian blinds beautifully complement this bay window

Most popular for: Giving a room a classic and timeless look. Wooden blinds look particularly stunning when paired with other wooden furniture or flooring and look great in a room where you spend a lot of time entertaining.

Perfect Fit

Perfect fit, pleated blinds

Perfect fit, pleated blinds

What are they? Perfect fit blinds do just what they say! They fit perfectly to a window pane and are a fantastic choice in conservatories and sun rooms, or when you have small or awkwardly shaped windows. They’re also a great child-safe option.

Perfect fit blinds are available in pleated, venetian or cellular. Thay’re great for regulating heat and glare, and are available in a range of colours and shades.

Most popular for: Traditionally in conservatories, however with their contemporary minimalist style and excellent blackout ability, they are increasingly popular throughout the home.

Choose pleated or cellular perfect fit blinds to help control both the temperature and light – keeping your room cool in summer and warm in winter.

Roman blinds

Roman blinds in a cottage setting

Roman blinds come in a variety of colours or patterns.

What are they? Luxurious blinds made from beautiful soft fabric with horizontal folds across the blind. When pulled down they lay flat against the window but when folded up have the stylish look of fabric drapery.

Roman blinds are available with blackout and thermal linings across the whole range at Grove Blind & Shutter Co. You can also choose material to co-ordinate or match with Grove’s range of curtains.

Most popular for: Bedrooms and living rooms.

Roller blinds

Roller blinds

Roller blinds

What are they? These blinds roll up when not in use into a tube shape at the top of the window, allowing more light into a room. Rollers are generally the most affordable kind of window covering and depending on the material used, can make excellent blackout coverings, too.

Roller blinds are fast becoming a very popular option particularly when paired with the fantastic Grove Blind & Shutter Co ‘Senses’ cassettes.

Most popular for: Roller blinds are simple yet elegant and can be used in any, or every room in a home. Rollers are the most popular option amongst Grove customers when covering bi-fold doors. You can even upgrade to automated blinds – our next choice on this list…

Automated blinds

Stylish roller blinds in a contemporary dining room

Automated blinds are both stylish and convenient

What are they? The Grove Blind & Shutter Co. are automated blind specialists. Whether you’re looking for motorised roller blinds or a fully automated app and voice control solution, they can provide something especially to suit your home.

Most popular for: Hard to reach windows or as a part of your home security. You can open and shut them at certain times of the day, even when you’re not home to do so yourself!

Vertical blinds

Curtains with vertical blinds by Grove Blind & Shutter Co.

Here, vertical blinds have been teamed with curtains for a really luxurious finish.

What are they? Vertical blinds consist of individual strips of material which hang vertically – they can be opened out to allow in the light and allow you to look out of the windows, or be quickly and easily closed to screen the window entirely. You can also adjust the angle to give privacy from outside, whilst still enjoying a view outside.

Vertical blinds can now provide a beautiful finish with the latest fabrics, chainless and sewn-in weight options. Gone are the days when they were just white or beige functional coverings.

Most popular for: Patio doors and other large windows. They’re also a great choice in commercial settings, such as schools and offices. Grove have a number of commercial clients and have worked with local councils, shops and workplaces.

‘Day and night’ blinds

Day and Night Blinds by Grove Blind & Shutter Co.

Day and Night blinds have the convenience of roller blinds but the flexibility of Venetian style blinds.

What are they? These blinds roll up when not in use into a tube shape at the top of the window, allowing more light into a room in the same way a roller blind does, however they also give the same flexability as Venetians by using opaque and translucent strips to give an almost unlimited range of privacy and light control options.

Most popular for: Providing the same level of convenience as rollers, but with a different look, ‘day and night’ blinds offer more flexibility in terms of light levels and privacy.


Floor length curtains in a kitchen diner

Curtains come in so many styles, finishes and materials that there is bound to be something to suit any room. There’s something particularly cosy about drawing the curtains of an evening and shutting out the outside world!

All Grove’s curtains are available in blackout or thermal, and you can choose a material which complements other blinds in the home, such as rollers or Romans.

Most popular for: A stunning pair of curtains can really set off a grand living or dining room, or add a sense of luxury and indulgence to a bedroom. They look stunning when teamed with shutters or Venetians, too.

Made your mind up? Or still need some help?


The team behind The Grove Blind & Shutter Co, have been fitting blinds into homes in Lowton, Golborne, Culcheth, Croft, Newton-le-Willows and surrounding areas for many years. When it comes to window coverings, there’s nothing they don’t know!

As a local family firm they can oversee your project from start to finish, now matter how big or small it may be.

With free estimates and design consultations, they’ll help you choose the look that is right for any room in your home.

And with expert fitters, there’s no hassle – just sit back and let them create your perfect look in your home.

Contact Grove Blind & Shutter Co. today

You can visit their website to find out more, or book a home consultation by calling 08000 599 597 or 07307 857922 – you can also email info@groveblindsuk.com for more information.

Soon, you’ll also be able to call into their brand new showroom, which is opening soon at 206 Newton Road, Lowton (next to Morrisons).

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