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if you’re looking into new blinds or shades for your home, you’ve likely come across the style of plantation shutters. A variation of traditional shutters, this enduring design is a style all its own.
What Are Plantation Shutters?
Thanks to their insulation properties and overall aesthetic, this style of shutters has had huge popularity in the south. Because of this, they became known as plantation shutters. They differ from regular shutters in both design and sizing. Not only are their louvers wider than typical blinds but they are also expertly tilted, making them an attractive option. While traditional shutters have narrower louvers, plantation shutters can go up to around five inches in width and be either flat or elliptical.
Also, unlike regular blinds, these shutters are fitted directly into a window frame and can open and close on a hinge (much like miniature doors) rather than a typical pull-string.
What Are Their Benefits?
Installing plantation shutters in your home comes with a number of benefits. This unique style offers a lot including:
- Adaptability: They are easily adjusted for more or less light allowance
- Maintenance: These shutters are relatively low maintenance, as their width makes them easy to clean
- Privacy: They are an excellent extra layer of privacy for your home
- Insulation: Plantation shutters trap cool air and block out heat exceptionally well
- Timeless: The style is classic and clean, and never goes out of fashion
Should You Install Plantation Shutters?
This style of shutters can add a lot of aesthetic interest to a room, not to mention help cut down on air conditioning costs while keeping you cooler in the summer. They are also very durable and offer added curb appeal. Since they are a permanent addition to a home, that means less ongoing maintenance as well as an added resale value to your entire house.
If you’re looking to explore your best options for shutters, make an appointment today!