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6 Reasons Plantation Shutters Will Never Go Out of Style

6 Reasons Plantation Shutters Will Never Go Out of Style

Plantation shutters outfit the homes of everyone from your favorite movie character to the neighbors on your street. In fact, these shutters were designed centuries ago as a way to block out heat, control sunlight, and provide a layer of home privacy. If you’re thinking of installing plantation shutters in your own home, you may have asked yourself if plantation shutters are going out of style. After all, how much longer can a centuries-old window treatment stay popular? 

The answer, of course, is that plantation shutters really are just as timeless as they appear. Why has this charming window treatment stood the test of time? Take a look at these 6 reasons why plantation shutters will never go out of style:

Plantation Shutters Boost Curb Appeal 

When you’re planning to sell a home, curb appeal is one of the first, most important factors that you take into account before letting prospective buyers tour your house. Curb appeal is considered to be the first impression offered to people who are seeing your home from the street. To boost curb appeal, you might add a wreath to the front door or line the walkway with greenery. Since plantation shutters are an extremely sought after window treatment, these shutters give your home immediate curb appeal. 

There’s nothing like pulling up to a prospective house and seeing elegant plantation shutters through the windows. These window treatments are well-known for being stylish and attractive for homes. Plus, because plantation shutters usually stay with the home even after it’s sold, they actually increase a home’s resale value. 

Plantation shutters are an investment unmatched by any other window treatment. When you hold an open house to sell your home, you’ll also appreciate the soft lighting that the plantation shutters can create. Good lighting helps a room appear more spacious, raising the odds even further of a buyer purchasing your home. 

Plantation Shutters Are Customizable

You may have heard that plantation shutters have to look a certain way or be a certain color. That isn’t true! At Shenandoah Shutters, you can choose from a variety of design types and color selections. We offer rich stains, vibrant cream colors, and custom options. We also offer more traditional or more contemporary design selections. Plantation shutters are more like art or furniture pieces than window treatments. You can easily make a statement with your plantation shutters. 

You could choose a café shutter that only covers part of a window or experience our patented, Softedge technology that offers hidden hinges. Even your traditional, full-length plantation shutter has versatile options. Maybe you want a specific type of tilt rod or louvers of a certain type of size and shape. Or, maybe you want to pair your shutters with fabric draperies. The selections for plantation shutters have changed and grown over time. There are seemingly endless choices to make plantation shutters your own. 

Plantation shutters are uniquely customized to fit windows of any size or shape. At Shenandoah Shutters, you can even install plantation shutters on sliding glass doors, French doors, arches, and sunbursts. We have a special way of installing shutters on tilt-ins and casements for optimal functionality and design. These are customizations and options that you simply can’t get with other window treatments, like blinds or shades.

Plantation Shutters Are Convenient

Plantation shutters are not difficult to clean or maintain. You don’t need any cleaning agents, just a barely damp cloth to clean the shutters. Soft cloths, such as cotton or wool, are preferable as paper towels might scratch the finish. We don’t even use a tension system at Shenandoah Shutters, so you don’t have to worry about the inconvenience of adjusting the tension. 

Plantation shutters allow you to easily and effectively filter sunlight in and out of your home. You have an unmatched level of control over natural light without sacrificing privacy. Plantation shutters are one of the most convenient window treatments available for homes. 

Plantation Shutters Are Safer for Families

Families of young children often worry about the safety of window treatments that include dangling cords or fabrics. Even curtain rods can pose a safety hazard if not properly installed. There are no cords or other dangling materials on plantation shutters, making these shutters a safer option when childproofing your home. 

Plantation Shutters Are Durable

Plantation shutters come in many different materials, from faux wood and vinyl to real wood masterpieces.  Plantation shutters are prized for their durability, and wooden plantation shutters are especially strong. We only use wood at Shenandoah Shutters, because wood is both tough and aesthetically pleasing. Wooden plantation shutters are the most likely to blend with your existing moulding or furniture. 

Shenandoah Shutters builds all plantation shutters with fine basswood, yellow poplar, and requested specialty woods that are always American-grown. Some of our most popularly requested woods include the durable mahogany, cherry, and oak, all staples of the finest furniture pieces. 

Plantation Shutters Are Energy-Efficient

The energy-efficient nature of plantation shutters is especially relevant today. So many of us are looking for ways to make our homes more energy-efficient. Because of their design, plantation shutters naturally keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This could potentially reduce your heating and air bills. This is also another reason why plantation shutters increase the resale value of your home. 

Upgrade Your Window with Plantation Shutters Today

Shenandoah Shutters is local to Richmond, Virginia. We’ve been serving communities in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C for decades. Our talented woodworking employees handcraft and hand-sand custom, authentically wooden plantation shutters that are timeless and reasonably priced. We even offer a warranty on both the shutter and the silken, lacquer finish that seals each plantation shutter. 

In this age of COVID-19, we are still carefully scheduling appointments and providing services. Contact us today for more information on installing plantation shutters in your home, or to schedule an appointment. You can also explore our online photo gallery and read our testimonials.

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Frank and Robin, Pasadena, MD

“We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the shutters! And so does everyone who has seen them! They are absolutely perfect!!! I’m so glad I bought them all at once! The installation was so professional and they were here on time, worked fast and did a wonderful job. This is really a first class company. Th arched window is just beautiful!

- Frank and Robin, Pasadena, MD

Larry & Sewel Reid

“We were so impressed with Marcia! I can’t say enough about our whole experience from Marcia. A great company to do business with. Thank you for the gift!”

- Larry & Sewel Reid

Lori Steinman

“Beautiful Shutters, Beautifully Made. I recently purchased Shenandoah Shutters for a small project to “check them out”. Shenandoah exceeded my expectations. I am so impressed with the quality and especially love the features that are unique to Shenandoah. Bravo to Shenandoah Shutters for their thoughtful designs and impeccable workmanship and to Amy for professionalism and support.”

- Lori Steinman

Candice & Peter A.

5 Star Quality & Installation!

We couldn’t be more happy with the outcome! What a transformation the shutters have made to our home, just perfect!

- Candice & Peter A.

Robert and Jean, Clifton, VA

“After installation, the installers were excellent in providing information on the shutter finish process and appropriate cleaning. This was most helpful and confirmed that these shutters are an excellent product. They are on all windows in my home and are beautiful!!”

- Robert and Jean, Clifton, VA

Donna Plummer

“The members of Shenandoah Shutters are extremely professional. The first contact came in and measured the windows that were to be done. The second contact was with the guys who installed the shutters. In and out and they look wonderful. Can’t be more pleased with these shutters.”

- Donna Plummer

Janet, Lynchburg, VA

“This company is fantastic. From the first contact we had with them (visiting their showroom) to the final installation, they are #1 professionals. After we visited the showroom, the salesperson came to our home, showed us a sample shutter, and made recommendations (and gave different styles) for our windows. After we accepted the contract, she made an appointment to come out and do exact measurements. We love our new shutters, and every element of this contract could not have been better. They even left a jar of VA peanuts!”

- Janet, Lynchburg, VA

Mila & Jimmie Baturin

“Fabulous Salesperson. Staff was efficient, organized and quick. Love the product”

- Mila & Jimmie Baturin

Julie Krajicek

“I am impressed by the level of professionalism by Shenandoah Shutters. From start to finish in all interactions, I was treated well. The product is outstanding quality. They look perfect.”

- Julie Krajicek

Doug and Carol, Chesterfield, VA

“A pleasure to work with – very organized, good communication, expert craftsmanship, done in a timely manner – a job well done!!”

- Doug and Carol, Chesterfield, VA

Jessica, Richmond, VA

“We love hearing from our clients – Here’s a review we received this week……..”My shutters were delivered and installed this morning. From start to finish the installation took about 90 minutes. I am beyond impressed with the high quality craftsmanship and over the moon with how gorgeous they are. I’d also like to note, that everyone from Marcia in sales, Jodi in billing, and the installers, whose names I didn’t catch, are supremely professional. As a Richmonder, I love that the money from my purchase stays in the local economy, too. I will be singing this company’s praises for years to come. Thank you, Shenandoah Shutters!” Jessica – Richmond, VA”

- Jessica, Richmond, VA

Lee & Cheryl Caslavka

“First Class all of the way. Amy, Jody and installation was a wonderful experience. Thank you”

- Lee & Cheryl Caslavka

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