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.