Room Dividers

When you’re thinking about shutters, you may think only of window shutters. However, shutters are also a convenient and stylish way to divide up large rooms and office spaces.

Sliding or fixed room dividers will section up your space, giving you an extra private area without the cost of building an expensive extension.

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Room divider shutters

If you’re looking for ways to make your home work better for you, room dividers may be the answer. Our room divider shutters will transform one big room and give you two more conveniently sized living spaces. In addition, you’ll have a flexible space that adapts to your needs. Room dividers can be folded back against the wall when a larger space is required, for parties or family gatherings. Choose from solid shutters for maximum privacy or louvred plantation shutters to allow for light and air to circulate naturally.

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Room divider trends

It’s called ‘broken plan’ living. The new trend for partitioning up open-plan homes into more personal, private spaces is taking over. With more of us now working from home, the desire for personal space for office, study and leisure is at a premium. People are dividing up their homes and creating multifunctional spaces where parents and children can co-exist more easily.

A recent report from John Lewis revealed that one in five of their customers are reorganising their open-plan space to accommodate different activities, and plan to spend between £1,000 to £3,000 to achieve this. Whether you’re looking at room dividers screens, sliding room dividers or the fixed room dividers, ‘broken plan’ living is an increasingly popular solution for UK homeowners.

Room dividers vs extensions

By using wooden shutters rather than building a new wall or a new room, you’ll be saving time and money. When compared to building an extension or an interior wall, shutter room dividers are by far the most cost-effective option. There’s no need to worry about planning permission, top-up mortgages or the hassle of moving out for the rebuild. You’ll also have a beautifully stylish solution that blends with your interior décor and gives a sophisticated finish to the room.

Room dividers ideas

There are many ways that shutters can be implemented as effective room dividers. They are ideal to divide up a large living room, giving you a separate dining space and living area. However, when you wish to host a full party or invite family over for the holidays, folding room dividers can be pulled back to give you the full space once again.

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Full height shutters are perfect as a natural divider for a bathroom or ensuite, providing that all-important privacy without the cost of building work. It’s a less intrusive solution than a solid wall, especially for smaller homes, and allows natural light to enter the room as required. Here at American Shutters, we provide a range of water resistant shutters that are ideal for wet rooms and bathrooms, guaranteed not to warp however humid the conditions.

If you work from home, consider using internal room dividers to create a secluded and peaceful zone that is separated from the rest of the busy household. Room divider screens are also ideal for creating children’s play areas, sectioning off a children’s-only space for noisy and messy playtimes.

You might also want to think about using bedroom shutters to fashion your own personal walk-in wardrobe. Our bespoke, sliding room dividers will give you a private space for the ultimate fashionista’s dream.

Room dividers are an ideal solution for kitchens and utility rooms. Whether you want to close off the kitchen area from the rest of an open-plan space, or hide away the washing machine in a utility room, traditional or portobello shutters will give you a subtle partition that blends in beautifully with your surroundings.

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Sliding room dividers

If you’re looking for maximum flexibility, sliding room dividers are the answer. With a sliding shutter, you can cut your room in half and dedicate a different purpose to each side. However, when required, simply slide back the room divider and your original large space is available for use once again. A hugely popular choice in the UK, the sliding room divider gives you the best of both worlds.

Fixed room dividers

Alternatively, you may wish to opt for a more permanent solution to your privacy needs. Fixed room dividers will give you a robust and solid barrier to section out your home. You can use fixed wooden shutters anywhere in your home, whether you wish to divide up a large living area or provide a quiet space for children to get on with their homework in their bedroom. You may want to consider using tier on tier shutters, which gives you the option of having the shutters partly open. This is ideal for games rooms, where you can keep an eye on young children playing.

Internal room dividers

We offer room divider shutters in a range of finishes and colours to suit all homes. White window shutters are always a best-seller, as a neutral shade that blends into all styles of interior décor. However, we can match your room dividers to suit any paint shade your choose, ensuring that it matches perfectly with your existing décor.

Room dividers can be supplied as stained shutters, allowing the natural beauty of the wood to show through. Our driftwood shutters are also a popular choice, with a soft, weathered finish to suit the shabby chic style. However you want your internal room dividers finished, you can be sure that they will complement your home beautifully. Ultimately, our room dividers are designed to make your living space work better for you and your family.

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Debbie Cotton
Debbie Cotton
13:48 10 May 21
I have used American Shutters several times now at different properties and have always been very impressed with the friendly but totally professional service provided. Excellent advice at first visit and most importantly the finished result has always been perfect. The last project was a tricky one with an awkwardly shaped window but the shutters look fabulous and as if they were built into the original opening.
Mark Gabbertas
Mark Gabbertas
09:02 06 May 21
Nick and Myriam Whalley
Nick and Myriam Whalley
07:23 23 Apr 21
A splendid work carried out by American Shutters.Tom was very professional and made the task of choosing what goes best easier. Roberto, installed the shutters very efficiently, he was kind, polite and careful.The end result exceeded our expectations.We can highly recommend American Shutters.
Rupert Stephenson
Rupert Stephenson
12:46 22 Apr 21
There's a very good reason why there are so many five star reviews on Google for American Shutters. They are a very friendly and professional company. From the moment we placed our order with Tom to the moment they were installed by Roberto, the whole team are a pleasure to deal with and the shutters are of a very high quality. 5* service -I would highly recommended American Shutters without reservation.
Pamela Peacock
Pamela Peacock
17:36 20 Apr 21
Absolutely delighted with these shutters, expertly fitted, nothing was too much trouble. After service excellent and I have no hesitation in highly recommending these.
Optik Leisure
Optik Leisure
11:58 20 Apr 21
Over the years Optik Leisure have used the services of American Shutters on various projects.I would highly recommend this company and confirm that their level of service and craftmanship is second to none.Nick Perrin - MD
May Wong
May Wong
10:16 14 Apr 21
Classic and quality shutters and blinds. I have worked with them for over 10 years installing shutters and blinds for every property I had worked on. They provide excellent service and easy to work with.
Bradley Love
Bradley Love
10:01 14 Apr 21
Professional, high-quality product, proper fit. No issues after a couple years post installation.
Ben Longrigg
Ben Longrigg
09:44 14 Apr 21
Great quality shutters and amazing customer service throughout the whole process. Had my shutters for many years now and they still look as good as new, durable shutters with a superb finish. Planning to order more and would highly recommend to friends and family.
D Gore
D Gore
09:31 14 Apr 21
American Shutters is the continuation of a company I first started using in 1992. While the owners have changed the ethos, professionalism and attention to detail has not. I have always been impressed with the quality of shutters, the speed of service and the efficient responses to enquiries. There are many shutter companies in business and one can find cheaper solutions. I have seen the issues friends and family have faced when using other companies. I chose to go for quality and it has served us well for almost 30 years.
Katia Mauger
Katia Mauger
09:08 14 Apr 21
Fantastic service and very happy with the product! Thank you very much.
Jack Mundell
Jack Mundell
16:41 13 Apr 21
Kate Fismer
Kate Fismer
14:08 13 Apr 21
The American Shutter Team were friendly, professional and great from start to finish! From prompt communication and response to measure up - they do a great job. Highly recommended and a beautiful product.
Tony King
Tony King
12:48 13 Apr 21
A big & hearty thank you to the entire team at American Shutters. The professionalism and attention to detail shown was critical to my wife & I realising our “shutter dream”. Tom’s design visit initially posed more questions than answers as he guided us through a veritable myriad of styles & finish options. We were impressed & confident our vision was in safe hands. Eventually, and after a robust exchange of views we settled on a traditional painted finish both upstairs & downstairs with the summer house in poplar from the Driftwood range. Delighted with the end result is an understatement. The installation went without a hitch & the sensitivity to COVID protocols was commendable. A true credit to British industry, keep up the good work.
sophie dexter
sophie dexter
12:15 13 Apr 21
We used American shutters for the whole of our last house and so didn't hesitate to contact them when we moved recently. They have always been highly professional and I love the look of our shutters - with the wider blade that i prefer. They were very helpful about a feature round window and we now have a unique round shutter. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Sensible pricing too.
Julia Lea
Julia Lea
11:10 13 Apr 21
American shutters installed plantation shutters for us in two bay windows over twenty years ago and they still look great. I have just contacted them to install more shutters to three bedroom windows.
Jessica Warman
Jessica Warman
12:54 05 Apr 21
We have been contemplating swapping our slatted blinds for some window shutters for some time now, and have finally taken the plunge and are going for it!Although I have known of Tom for years through friends of friends, I cannot praise ALL of the team at American Shutters highly enough for their help in the whole process. From Tom taking my first call, to Linda arranging Tom’s diary to come to our home to measure, follow up calls, etc. So excited to get them installed after a couple of years discussing it!American Shutters have not disappointed – give them a call!
Francesca d'Arcangeli
Francesca d'Arcangeli
14:45 03 Apr 21
American Shutters were a real pleasure to work with in understanding what my options would be. I am so looking forward to having my shutters installed. A big thank you to Tom Longrigg and the team for their amazing support!
Mark Henrick
Mark Henrick
08:42 01 Apr 21
I have employed Tom twice to fit these high quality shutters. He and his fitters always complete a thoroughly professional job from measuring up to fitting. The investment is worthwhile for the finished product.
Daniel Denham
Daniel Denham
07:46 31 Mar 21
Fantastic, personal support and care, thank you.
Caroline Hartley
Caroline Hartley
10:55 28 Mar 21
Thank you Tom for my fantastic tier on tier shutters! Great service - efficient and friendly.
stephen westbrook
stephen westbrook
11:26 27 Mar 21
We have dealt with Tom on a few of our own projects as well as on client jobs. The fact that we are repeat business speaks volumes as to:1. The great product2. The fantastic levels of customer service.We run a construction and development business and have high expectations of all our suppliers. Tom and the team always meet and exceed these.I should add that I do not often post recommendations so this carries a lot of meaning to me.
harriet barbir
harriet barbir
19:07 26 Mar 21
I always liked shutters but was a bit apprehensive about which company to use so after a bit of internet searching came across American Shutters. I’m so glad I did. The first shutters I had installed were cafe type and looked really great and they have now been in place 13 years . The colour has not faded and they are still in perfect condition and look as new. I’ve since had the first floor and second floors fitted with American shutters and am very happy with them and highly recommend this company. Their fitter comes to measure and also installs them and has done a great job. The latest shutters were fitted to replace blinds that had faded. Good news - these shutters don’t fade and are proving more economical in the long run. Plus they suit any decor. They were also fitted during the pandemic and their fitter adheres to COVID safeguards while working.
Victoria
Victoria
18:52 26 Mar 21
We had American Shutters fit shutters in our living room this week, 2 smaller windows and a large window. I was so impressed with the service they provided from start to finish. The shutters look amazing, I was worried how it would look on a smaller window but I think I like them the best! Fantastic company, I will definitely use them again and recommend to everyone.
richard powell
richard powell
18:09 26 Mar 21
Transformed our home, looks wonderful. Nice balance of natural light and privacy. Couldn't believe how easy it was!
Richard Tuck
Richard Tuck
16:37 26 Mar 21
Great product.....Service provided by Tom and his team from quotation to installation has been first rate !! Many thanks indeed Rich
Joe Somers
Joe Somers
14:15 21 Mar 21
We have just had American Shutters installed in an office and a bedroom at our home.The installation by Roberto was very professional. Apart from the shutters he left no trace of having been to my home!The shutters have transformed both rooms. They are of excellent quality. They provide perfect amount of blackout for the bedroom and allow adjustable shade in a bright south facing office during the day and total privacy at night.The shutters give both rooms a clean sophisticated finish.I am extremely happy with the service I have received from American Shutters and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Felicity McCallum
Felicity McCallum
18:03 19 Mar 21
Thank you to American Shutters for transforming my office into a light but private space - perfect for looking out onto a main road. Will make working from home all the more enjoyable! Measuring and fitting experiences from Tom and Gary were as straightforward as I could have hoped for. Definitely a 5 star service!
J Paine
J Paine
11:50 19 Mar 21
We have been using Tom and his team for over a decade in our home. Many sets of shutters later, they have never disappointed. Excellent quality, always consistent, impeccable fitting service and extremely nice people to deal with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend American Shutters.
Beverley Dye
Beverley Dye
11:06 19 Mar 21
We have moved houses on several occasions, once abroad and each time have used American Shutters. The team are fast, friendly, efficient and understand color schemes. Houses have varied from period to contemporary and the shutters have varied from small slats to large to solid. Recently I had a problem with one of my shutters closing and Tom was there same day to correct it and this was 5 years after having them installed. I can honestly say the only company I would ever use for shutters is AMERICAN SHUTTERS.
Holly McGhie
Holly McGhie
10:54 19 Mar 21
So unbelievably impressed. Felt very comfortable with them from start to finish. Lovely, professional company. Thank you.
Julian Kimberley
Julian Kimberley
13:48 11 Mar 21
Window shutters.I asked Tom at American Shutters to measure and install a set of shutters in our bedroom at home and due to the very unusual shape of the cathedral style window, it was a difficult and complicated undertaking. The result was simply fantastic. The fit and operation is perfect and the aesthetic look and quality of the shutters is quite simply exceptional. I will most definitely use Tom and American Shutters again in the future and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Tom and the American Shutter Company to anyone.
Dom H
Dom H
15:14 10 Mar 21
Thoroughly professional experience. From the initial meeting to choose product and measure to the tidy up after the installation. The service and product are excellent and the price point competitive.
Selina Russell
Selina Russell
14:40 10 Mar 21
Loving the new window shutters, the team a real pleasure to work with - really respectful of the Covid regulations and taking great care to do a top quality job
piper hocking
piper hocking
16:45 09 Mar 21
My lovely bay window shutters! Great product, price and service. Would totally recommend
Catia Paglierani
Catia Paglierani
16:45 09 Mar 21
We had 7 rooms fitted with these shutters 10 years ago and quite honestly they still look brand new. We have been delighted with them and have had many compliments over the years for their quality and look. Far superior than many others on the market. Would not hesitate to highly recommend American Shutters for their products and the team behind them.
Roger Denby-Jones
Roger Denby-Jones
20:44 08 Mar 21
Beautiful shutters, very high quality, expertly fitted
Anne Tutt
Anne Tutt
20:10 05 Mar 21
Many thanks to the American Shutter Team. Great service from start to finish. I now have very smart and well made shutters in a room that is an awkward shape and size, making curtains a difficult prospect. I wish I had come across American Shutters earlier as it certainly made a difficult job effortless and not nearly as expensive as I imagined. Highly recommended.
david sadler
david sadler
07:45 05 Mar 21
Great service from Tom and team - it’s a fine quality product and what a difference they make. Strongly recommended.D & J, Haslemere.
Dan Rei
Dan Rei
23:29 04 Mar 21
Beautiful Window Shutters. Fitted perfectly, great quality, good service. Would definitely recommend!
Anne Tutt
Anne Tutt
22:39 04 Mar 21
richard webster
richard webster
16:13 04 Mar 21
We first used American Shutters 10 years ago, they are excellent quality ,arrived on time as specified and definitely a premium product. They are a very reliable and offer great customer service. We are about to place an order for more having moved house.
Louise Hills
Louise Hills
11:40 27 Feb 21
Just want to say a big thank you to American Shutters for fitting Plantation Shutters throughout our home. We have always wanted white window shutters and are absolutely thrilled to bits with the results.
Elliot Maule
Elliot Maule
18:50 26 Feb 21
Brilliant friendly service and install of window shutters, from discussing all the options to tidy and quick install, would definitely recommend
Mark Bedini
Mark Bedini
17:09 21 Feb 21
American Shutters has done a great job designing a beautifully done bespoke set of Window shutters for a set of French Windows.His fitter was very thoughtful and thorough in measuring up and when it came to the final fitting in situ he was meticulous, accurate, extremely careful and even tidied up thoroughly. The end result is superb. I am an extremely happy customer.
Jackie Porter
Jackie Porter
15:29 21 Feb 21
We would be very happy to recommend American Shutters . Very professional and friendly service from start to finish.
Malcolm Cowcher
Malcolm Cowcher
17:09 17 Feb 21
The team at American Shutters was very helpful and carried out a fantastic job
April Taylor
April Taylor
14:06 17 Feb 21
Utterly outstanding! We had most of our windows fitted with the window shutters last week. Now we've gone back for the remainder windows to be fitted because they are just so lovely. They have completely changed the feel of the house, beautifully framing the windows and fitted just perfectly. Roberto came to fit them and he was wonderful. Friendly, competent and thorough. We could leave him to get on with things and trust he was treating each window like it was his first. He was so careful! It has honestly been the best investment we could have made. I just wish we had done it sooner to be honest. Absolutely brilliant bespoke service all round!!
Adam Blick
Adam Blick
14:32 20 Jan 21
Extremely responsive, helpful and pleasant. American Shutters provided pro-active advice, flexibility and were readily available to answer questions. They fitted quickly and were clean.
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