Customized, all-wooden plantation shutters make an ideal window treatment for any home. These plantation shutters are that rare window treatment that combines a personalized design, stunning light control, privacy, long lasting durability, ambiance, and even aspects of home temperature control with physical beauty and ease of maintenance.
Wooden plantation shutters, in particular, provide a level of sophistication that isn’t as easily matched by plastic or other non-wood plantation shutters. With wooden plantation shutters, your window treatment matches the finest furniture in your home. And, thanks to the silky lacquer finish of Shenandoah Shutters, you only need to dust your plantation shutters with a soft, slightly damp cloth to effectively clean your window treatment.
Soft window treatments, meanwhile, require more time and maintenance without offering the same aesthetics and mood lighting of plantation shutters. Plus, at Shenandoah Shutters, you don’t even have to worry about adjusting the tension like you do with other shutters, as your plantation shutters will be expertly constructed using louver pins that have been carefully and precisely crafted to last the life of your 100-year limited warranty (and even beyond). So much beauty with so much ease for homeowners.
Of course, when considering a window treatment with this many benefits, you’ll want to be familiar with the costs involved with your investment. How much do custom plantation shutters cost? How much does it cost to install plantation shutters? These are important questions to consider when planning for your investment in custom made plantation shutters.
The Cost of Plantation Shutters Varies Based on Many Factors
In general, there isn’t any one cost for plantation shutters, because the cost of custom-made shutters will vary based on a variety of factors, including the supplier you choose, the type of material being used, the size of your windows, and your installation plans. There may also be extra costs for things like specialty woods.
Because wood is such a naturally elegant and popular choice for plantation shutters, it is more expensive than plantation shutters made of other materials, like plastic, composite, vinyl, or even faux wood. As of 2019, the average homeowner will likely spend at least a few hundred dollars on each window that has an all-wood plantation shutter, not including the customization and installation costs.
While you could, in theory, install plantation shutters yourself, the tools and training involved make hiring a professional a safer bet for your investment. When it comes to choosing a manufacturer, you’d ideally select one who includes as much of the plantation shutter crafting and installation process into one easy price. If you were to pay for the plantation shutters and then hire someone separately to install them, you could expect to pay an additional $300 or so per window!
What Do Plantation Shutters Cost at Shenandoah Shutters?
The size of your window is the main way that we price our custom plantation shutters at Shenandoah Shutters. For your convenience, nearly everything else, from crafting your plantation shutters to installing the treatment, is included in the window price. Speciality requests, such as a custom color or wood type, stains, and hidden tilt rods are separate fees, but with so much of your custom shutter being all-inclusive in price, your head doesn’t have to spin with fears of unexpectedly high numbers and hidden costs. Plus, Virginia customers aren’t required to pay sales tax.
Generally, when you purchase your custom plantation shutters from Shenandoah Shutters, you can expect your window treatment costs to be comparable to the cost of custom drapes, but with outstanding durability and a timeless style. When it comes time to purchase your plantation shutters, you’ll want to reap the full benefits of your window treatment. The proper way to do this is with professional woodworkers who have been building and crafting these treatments for decades. We don’t employee subcontractors, but instead have real, hired craftsmen who are experts in their field. We will provide you with an estimate, design, measure, craft, and install your plantation shutters without you having to worry about hiring someone outside of Shenandoah Shutters for any step of the process. Investing in plantation shutters is investing in your home, and having everything you need in one skilled company provides you with peace of mind and the most bang for your buck.
It’s also worth noting that most companies do not offer warranties or guarantees, especially on pieces of the product, like the silky laquer finish of our plantation shutters. Shenandoah Shutters is proud to place high standards on customer service and satisfaction. As such, we offer a 100-year limited warranty on the plantation shutters and a 25-year limited warranty on the silken finish. You might even qualify for a discount on your plantation shutters depending on the volume of your order.
Plantation Shutters Add Value to Your Home
Quite simply, plantation shutters are worth it all. These historical, yet somehow ageless shutters are well-known as some of the most important changes you can make to a home to increases its value and potential. Plantation shutters appeal to prospective buyers in the future. They are energy efficient, helping to insulate your home, and, unlike blinds (which are easily removable and can quickly become outdated or faded), or soft window treatments such as curtains, they are a permanent covering for your window. All of this adds to your home’s worth. The high-quality appearance of plantation shutters also contributes greatly to the increased value. Plantation shutters lend an air of luxury to your home.
Contact Us for Your Plantation Shutter Cost Estimate
Purchasing a window treatment is a big step in homeownership. Let us help you feel comfortable in your investment. If you’re ready to add value to your home, get rid of an outdated window treatment, or are just ready to outfit your home’s windows in elegant, beneficial plantation shutters, contact us online or by phone to schedule your free in-home design consultation and cost estimate. We’ll put together a plan to provide you with beautiful plantation shutters that will transform your home. All of our shutters are manufactured in nearby Richmond, Virginia, too, so you can feel comfortable knowing that you’re shopping locally. In fact, you can even visit our woodshop and see firsthand the beauty of our plantation shutters and how they add function and sophistication to any residence.
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