There’s a common misconception that only windows of certain shapes or sizes can be outfitted with plantation shutters. Luckily, custom made, hardwood plantation shutters can be crafted to fit windows of any size, shape, or unique type. Here’s a closer look at your plantation shutter options based on your windows:
Sunbursts and Arches
Plantation shutters look beautiful on sunburst windows. Because this is such a unique style of window, it can be difficult to use most other window treatments on a sunburst or arch window. Even fabric window treatments don’t seem to look quite right hanging over a sunburst. Plus, you want to show-off these naturally gorgeous windows in your home.
The team at Shenandoah Shutters will cut our plantation shutters to perfectly fit your sunburst window for a treatment that is both functional and stylish.
Like sunbursts, sidelights are both naturally beautiful and difficult to dress. The woodworking team at Shenandoah Shutters will measure your sidelights and craft a one-of-a-kind plantation shutter to outfit your sidelight windows.
Casement or Tilt-In Windows
Casement and tilt-in windows have long been notoriously difficult window types to dress. In the past, plantation shutters weren’t even considered acceptable options for these windows. At Shenandoah Shutters, we outfit casement and tilt-in windows with plantation shutters everyday! In fact, we created our original, patented Softedge design especially with these window types in mind.
With our Softedge design, the shutter mounts onto your existing moulding, allowing you to retain the tilt-in feature of your windows. Whether for tilt-ins or casements, the result is a clean look with concealed hinges and no heavy boxing or hanging strip required. Of course, you can also use our Softedge design for other window types, sizes, and shapes. It’s one of our most popular choices!
Triangles, Ovals, and Oddly-Shaped Windows
Many houses have triangle-shaped or trapezoid-shaped windows. These are gorgeous architectural designs that offer warm, natural light, but you may feel stumped when it comes to dressing these windows. Luckily, because plantation shutters are custom measured and cut, you can easily install these hardwood shutters on your triangular windows. Take a look at this stunning photograph of triangular panels around a circle of life window.
Other speciality window shapes, like oval or octagon, can also be specially measured and cut by Shenandoah Shutters. No window size or shape is too unusual for our woodworkers.
Your Design Choices Aren’t Limited by Your Window’s Shape
No matter the size or shape of your window, you can still choose your plantation shutter’s design elements. Do you want flat or contoured louvers? What about small, medium, or large louvers? You should also consider your choice of tilt rod. You can select a hidden tilt rod for a more modern look or a divider rail for maximum privacy. There is also the traditional, single tilt rod or the split tilt rod.
What about color? Shenandoah Shutters provides rich stains and vibrant whites, as well as custom colors that are perfect for every window style.
The Benefits of Plantation Shutters for all Windows
Custom plantation shutters are a uniquely beneficial window treatment for all window shapes. Plantation shutters provide your home with an added layer of privacy. This is especially helpful when you can’t easily fit another window treatment, like curtains or blinds, to your oddly shaped window. Plantation shutters also block out light when needed, or let in just the right amount of light for the ideal home ambiance.
While being able to effectively control the light that comes in and out of your home is the main job of plantation shutters, there are other perks that come with this window treatment, too.
Plantation shutters are elegant and stylish, pairing well with any design scheme. Plantation shutters are appropriate for any room in your house, including on doors. They are easy to clean and maintain. Plus, plantation shutters are energy-efficient. They keep cool air inside during the summer months and warm air inside during the winter months. This could potentially lower your heating and cooling bills.
If you plan on eventually selling your home, plantation shutters are also one of the few home enhancements that actually increase the resale value of your house. Because plantation shutters are customized and usually stay with your home for the life of the home, they are extremely attractive to potential buyers.
Plantation Shutters Are Family-Friendly, Too
Plantation shutters are a terrific option for families. They are safer for young children than window treatments with dangling cords or fabrics. There are no dangling cords on plantation shutters. They also make an excellent addition to a child’s nursery, as they remain stylish through every age of your child. You don’t have to worry about replacing outdated curtain designs or worn-down blinds when you have a set of plantation shutters in your child’s bedroom.
Making an Appointment for Your Plantation Shutters
If you’re ready to upgrade your windows to plantation shutters, contact Shenandoah Shutters today. Our consultants will guide you through finding the right design option for your window shape. Need plantation shutters on a French or sliding glass door? We can do that, too! Our team will walk you through the process of installing custom made, hardwood plantation shutters on any window in your home.
Shenandoah Shutters has been serving Virginia, Maryland, and D.C for decades. We are local to Richmond, Virginia, where we handcraft and hand-sand each of our products using only the finest American woods. Our main woods are basswood for stains and yellow poplar for cream colors, but feel free to request a specialty wood like mahogany, oak, or cherry to match your existing moulding or home furnishings.
We seal all of our plantation shutters with a smooth, lacquer finish that really elevates the look and feel of the hardwood. In fact, we even offer a warranty on both the work of our shutters and the silken lacquer finish.
Shenandoah Shutters Remains Open for Business
Shenandoah Shutters is still safely conducting plantation shutter appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact us at 1-800-733-1549 for more information about our safety process and to schedule your appointment.