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How Plantation Shutters Can Benefit Every Room Of Your Home

How Plantation Shutters Can Benefit Every Room Of Your Home

Plantation shutters are a wonderfully versatile window treatment. With their easy light control and elegant style, plantation shutters are a terrific choice for every room of your home. Here’s a closer look at how plantation shutters can improve the look and feel of your home:

Plantation Shutters for the Living Room

The living room, or family room, tends to be the place where the household gathers to relax and enjoy one another’s company. Living rooms are ideal spaces for entertaining guests, too. Plantation shutters, particularly wooden plantation shutters, look beautiful alongside your home furnishings. They give the living room character while filtering sunlight in and out of the room. 

You’ll also appreciate the privacy that plantation shutters provide living room windows. Stylistically, you can choose from stains and colors for your plantation shutters, but you can also hang curtains above the shutters for an especially unique living room look. Since plantation shutters are so versatile, it’s incredibly easy to decorate around your shutters. Just hang your favorite art pieces and decor without concern about clashing patterns or designs. 

Plantation Shutters for the Kitchen

The café shutter is a favorite choice for kitchens and dining rooms. With the  café shutter, only the lower part of the window is covered by the shutter. The top half is usually covered by a valance. This gives your kitchen the look of an elegant café. 

Other options for plantation shutters in your kitchen include any of a variety of traditional and contemporary looks. Best of all, plantation shutters are easy to clean, so you don’t have to worry about polishing your plantation shutters alongside the dishes. Plantation shutters simply require a light, gentle dusting every so often.

Plantation Shutters for the Bedrooms

Bedroom window treatments are of particular importance in the home. Blackout curtains and shades are favored by homeowners for their ability to block out excess sunlight and promote a better sleep. Luckily, you can get this exact same effect with plantation shutters. In fact, because you use the tilt rod to control the louvers (horizontal slats) of the louvers yourself, you’ll likely get better light control with your plantation shutters. When you do want extra light, you can easily adjust your shutters for just the right amount of natural sunlight. Plus, authentically wooden plantation shutters offer a level of sophistication that simply can’t be matched by blackout curtains. 

Plantation Shutters for the Bathrooms

As long as your hardwood plantation shutters aren’t in direct contact with water in your bathroom, they will both look beautiful and offer many benefits for the bathroom. Since plantation shutters are so easy to clean, they’re a healthy choice for home bathrooms. Wood also tends to have some antibacterial properties, which is why it is such a common choice for food cutting boards. You’ll also love how the functionality of plantation shutters allows you privacy while still offering a relaxing, spa-like oasis thanks to the light control of the shutters. 

Plantation Shutters for the Nursery or Playroom

When designing a space for your child to play in and grow, safety is key. Window treatments with loose cords can pose a strangulation hazard to curious young children. Plantation shutters do not have cords. Other window treatments can also bounce back and hit a child if they attempt to look out of the window. This is common with blinds. Plantation shutters are designed to be opened and adjusted by hand for light control. They are wooden and sturdy. Many parents select plantation shutters for their children’s rooms and play areas for these benefits. 

When it comes to their impact on the design of a child’s room, plantation shutters are also appreciated for the refined appearance that allows them to grow with your child through babyhood to the young adult years. Plantation shutters will look just as fitting on your windows whether they’re surrounded by teddy bears or cutouts from teen magazines. 

Plantation Shutters for Your Home Office

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, home offices have become less of a luxury and more of a home necessity. Proper lighting and privacy is essential for virtual meetings and conference calls. Plantation shutters offers both of these choices, with the added benefit of making your office look polished for when visitors do need to arrive in person. 

The Many Benefits of Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have benefits that extend beyond light control and design. This window treatment is also one of the only home upgrades that can actually increase the resale value of your home and boost your curb appeal. Plantation shutters are also energy-efficient, potentially saving you money on heating and air bills throughout the year. 

Plantation Shutters at Shenandoah Shutters

Shenandoah Shutters has been handcrafting custom made, hardwood plantation shutters for more than 30 years. We’re located in Richmond, Virginia, and proudly serve Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. We have also done work in Delaware and North Carolina.

At Shenandoah Shutters, we can install plantation shutters to fit windows of any size or shape. Beyond the rooms of your home, you may also want to install plantation shutters on a sliding glass door or French door. We know all of the tricks for uncluttered installations that enhance the look and feel of your house. We even invented our own, patented Softedge design. The Softedge is popular for all types of windows, but it is an especially fantastic solution for tilt-ins and casements.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Plantation Shutters

Shenandoah Shutters continues to serve customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact us today for more information on our safety practices and to discuss adding plantation shutters to your home.

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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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