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The white plantation shutters & sunscreen blinds I bought online

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Ever thought about buying something BIG online, then chicken out? I almost did, but am so glad I didn’t!

Ok, so here’s the story… I wanted plantation shutters for across the front of my house. This was a big MUST for my house. I was on a budget and couldn’t afford them before we moved in, so I waited patiently (with sheets and quilts as temporary coverings) until I had saved the money.

Then I got this brainwave… I should hunt around online for them. I should ask on Facebook and see what people say. Sure enough, the recommendations came through and I had some online research to do. This is when I found iseekblinds

I ordered a sample and watched all of their online videos. This helped me make my decision because they looked really professional and good quality. The only thing we’d have to do is put them up! And that didn’t look too hard either.

I measured my windows (there are guides and advice on the website to make sure you do this right), put my order in, paid my money and waited.

When they arrived, Michael (the owner) actually personally delivered them to my house on a Saturday afternoon. I didn’t even ask him to do that, so I was really happy. I was so excited they had arrived and couldn’t wait to get the sheets and quilts down. My husband had his drill ready and he watched the online video again to make sure he knew how to put them up correctly. Within about 1 + 1/2 hours we’d finished and all 5 were all up! It was not difficult at all. I was squealing with delight.

Overall, the quality is perfect, the product was easy to put up and we had no dramas with the measurements.

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Michael was nervously waiting for my response about what I thought of them once they were up. He was stressed because he said he found out I had this blog and wanted to know if I would be writing about them? I had to laugh! This online blogging is powerful isn’t it? Just goes to show that after all the hours I spend on here I must be able to influence some google rankings ๐Ÿ™‚

Never fear Michael, yes I am writing about them and it’s all good!

So, after I was happy with the shutters, I decided to go back to iseekblinds and order more for my house. Michael and I struck up a deal for my next order. I didn’t do the whole lot in the original order because buying online can be daunting and I needed to be sure I was happy. Next on the list were sunscreen blinds for across the back of my house. You can enjoy the view through Sunscreen Roller Blinds which cut out between 86-95% of UV rays.ย ย Here they are below…

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I have 7 windows across the back wall of the house (you can only see 4-5 in these photos). I didn’t want block-outs. I hate them because I feel locked in. I love to keep things open and light (yet shady to keep out blaring sun). The sunscreen blinds mean you can see OUT but not in. At night you can see in a bit though, but that’s fine with me.

Again, Michael personally delivered these to me from Melbourne and even put them up! I was lucky this time and so was my husband because he got out of it haha…

Next, I have ordered white plantation shutters for my boys’ bedrooms, the main bathroom and the toilet. I can’t wait for them to arrive. New blinds and shutters have totally changed the look of my home. I couldn’t be happier and am glad I took the plunge to order online. I’ve saved myself a bucket load of cash – hence a new lounge arriving TODAY! LOL! Well, that’s what you’ve got to do – save here – spend there ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a great day! Oh, and feel free to email me any questions you might have about the shutters or blinds. I am an expert on them now. X

PS> I can’t wait for my roses to take off across the front! Bring on Spring time.

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80 Comments

  1. Bec Allan

    June 2, 2015

    Hi there

    Can I ask what size slat you chose and used in your shutters? I am finding it hard to decide and I love the look of yours.
    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Marion M

    June 8, 2015

    Love your site … just a quick couple of queries regarding your iSeek shutters; is the tilt bar/rod obvious from the outside? I have seen shutters with an internal tilting mechanism but are much more expansive. Also do you have flyscreens on your windows with the shutters? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Aleisha Carroll

    July 1, 2015

    Hi Katrina,
    What a beautiful family home you have! We are in the middle of building our character weatherboard home in a very similar colour palette. I just love the outdoor lanterns you have near your front door. They look like a brushed nickel finish which is what I am wanting to achieve. I am having trouble sourcing these & was wondering where you purchased your outside lighting from? We are building in Croydon (about 45 minutes from Melbourne). Your help would be very much appreciated! Thank you.

  7. James McLure

    August 13, 2015

    Thanks Katrina,

    We are certainly finding that the areas around the window are becoming a feature part of the room. We installed a custom purple shutter on a white wall for a customer, right behind their bed. They are almost becoming as popular as the standard feature wall.

    With so many styles now, and being able to be custom made, they really can be the standout feature to a home.

    Thanks for the article.

  8. James McLure

    August 13, 2015

    Your images really do show how a shutter can be the feature piece of a home. The front of your home looks great, the grey on white is something that my clients are looking for more and more.

  9. Bree

    October 7, 2015

    Hi Katrina,

    Where did you get your bar stools from please? They are gorgeous. Your reply would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Bree

    • Katrina

      October 8, 2015

      They came from The Complete Garden ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Bree

        October 31, 2015

        Hey Katrina, so I have contacted the complete garden but they can’t located these stools from head office! They suggested I ask which store you purchased them from and contact that store directly – do you mind letting me know please?! Really want to get my hands on some, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Xin Sun

    October 22, 2015

    Hi Katrina,
    The plantation shutters are looking fabulous. The house is looking more beautiful after installing it. Loved the post, very informative. I am thinking to get it installed at my home and office both. Would surely contact you if I had any queries regarding plantation shutters.

    One more to admit that your site is very nice. Cheers!

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  12. Sandra

    December 16, 2015

    Really upset by the delivery of my shutters from iseekblinds. Found them via your recommendation and despite having what I believed as clear a delivery arrangement with Michael (owner) that I also confirmed this has not been the case. Shutters left hours after delivery expected to an unattended house that no one will be back to for many hours. No matter how good (hoping) they look and assuming they are still there (more hoping) I will forever remember the stress of ordering thousands of $$$$$ from iseekblinds. Suggest others consider my experience before ordering.

  13. gary emanuel

    January 29, 2016

    Hi Katrina
    Love your shutters, they can be a tricky product to install sometimes when the windows have irregular shapes and angles but for the most part it sounds like yourself and your hubby have great DIY skills. I love reading up on blogs how others have handled shutters and on my travels stumbled upon your site! I install shutters for a living and find myself researching them in my spare time also, love DIY. Well, Im in the UK and some of my designs have been nautical themed shutters, arches etc. See what you and your readers think and if you guys ever have a UK property you are more than welcome to give me a shout! ๐Ÿ™‚ Gary at http://www.Kentshutters.co.uk

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  15. Kellie

    February 1, 2016

    Hi! Had a couple of quick questions:
    1. I know your walls are white, what color are the sunscreen blinds as I have been struggling to find a white to match?
    2. How are you finding the plantation shutters in bedrooms? Do they block out enough light?
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  16. Kelly

    February 26, 2016

    Hi Katrina, thanks so much for this post! Your shutters look amazing! We are also ordering from iseekblindsโ˜บ๏ธ and have the same windows as your boys’ rooms.
    Can I ask which color white you chose, and what size slats? Thanks again!

  17. Maggie Allen

    March 22, 2016

    Wow, those plantation shutters look amazing! I can’t believe that you actually installed them yourself, because they look like they were done by a professional! Unfortunately, I don’t think I could go through with ordering something like shutters onlineโ€” I get way too nervous about how the quality of the product. Maybe I’ll just stick with going to local places for now.

  18. Shutters Sydney

    April 5, 2016

    Greetings! happen to find your blog interesting explaining about the white plantation shutters that you bought online, and i wonder how you manage to install it by yourself!!! anyway it is amazing and you have done a fabulous job…

  19. John Schopf

    June 2, 2017

    Hello Katrina, love the shutters. This is also good services. your company services an satisfied. I love this post your house is really coming along beautifully.

    Thank you!!

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