Yes, you can open shutters right up, but most customers keep them closed and only adjust the louvre blades.
A bi-folding shutter means a pair of shutters that have a hinge between each panel so they can both be folded back to one side.
A single shutter could be hinged on the left or right and would open just like a cupboard door.
The shutters will protrude into the room when folded open if they are fitted inside a deep recess up against the window.
You can wrap them back around your wall if the shutters are fitted right at the front of the recess.
We provide help and advice on choosing the right folding design for your windows in our video guides.
Access the guides at the top right hand side of this page.