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.