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Plantation Shutters for a Child's Room

Plantation Shutters for a Child’s Room

Deciding on a window treatment is one of many essential choices that parents face when putting together a nursery or children’s room. Like area rugs and, of course, the crib, window treatments serve a purpose for both the function and the design of the room. 

As a parent, you want a window covering that will keep out bright light during your child’s naps, but also let in ample sunlight during playtime. Most importantly, you want a window treatment that is safe for curious toddlers and young children. 

Plantation shutters provide all of these benefits and more. They are excellent window treatment choices for families. Here’s a closer look at the benefits of installing plantation shutters in your child’s room:

Plantation Shutters Are Safer Than Blinds or Curtains

With blinds, curtains, and other window treatments, safety can be a serious concern. Blinds with dangling cords can easily present a danger to a young child, while curtains can be pulled down. When using curtains in a child’s room, you have to very carefully install the hardware, so that the curtain rod doesn’t fall down onto a child if pulled. Particularly decorative curtains could pose a hazard as well, with a young baby able to reach for and eat beads or other decorations on the fabric. 

While you can buy cordless blinds or tie up the cord on other blinds, plantation shutters don’t come with these problems. They are simple, wooden pieces designed without cords or embellishments. If you’re partial to fabric materials, you can still use a valance along with your plantation shutters for added drama and style. Some people do  choose to install curtains with their plantation shutters for these decorative reasons. If you do, you should select a safe curtain design and be sure that your hardware is firmly installed to prevent the rod from collapsing. 

Plantation Shutters Are Easy to Clean and Maintain 

Soft window treatments, like curtains or drapes, experience a lot of wear and tear. This is especially true when children are in the home. Young kids might enjoy wrapping themselves in dangling curtains or wiping their hands on the material. If you have pets, too, then you might notice pet hair easily collecting on the fabric, as well. All of this results in added laundry time and expense. Blinds, meanwhile, are often bent out of place by children who are excited to look outside. 

Hardwood plantation shutters are built to last. These shutters are durable and easy to clean. You can polish your plantation shutters whenever needed using gentle, natural furniture polish and a microfiber cloth. If you’d like, you can use a vacuum attachment to remove dust. You can also access hard to reach places with just a toothbrush. 

At Shenandoah Shutters, we don’t even use a tension system for our plantation shutters for maximum convenience and continued louver tightness. 

Plantation Shutters Are Energy-Efficient

When you bring home a new baby, it’s important to keep the room cool and comfortable. Research has shown that infants sleep best in a room that isn’t too hot. Overheating is also a risk factor for the devastating sudden infant death syndrome. 

Plantation shutters, by their very design, keep rooms cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. They are designed to be energy-efficient, helping to retain the desired temperature in the home. While all window treatments can help at least somewhat with temperature control, plantation shutters are so notoriously energy-efficient that they sometimes even reduce heating and air bills. This is one of many reasons why plantation shutters also add value to your home. 

Plantation Shutters Are Stylish Additions to Your Child’s Room

It’s much more convenient to install plantation shutters than to purchase roller shades or other treatments that need to be decorated in order to fit in with the decor of your nursery. You don’t have to sacrifice style for function with plantation shutters. 

Hardwood plantation shutters are naturally elegant window treatments that will elevate the look of your nursery. If you plan on living in your house for awhile, then you can rest assured that plantation shutters will look just as beautiful in your baby’s room now as they will when your baby grows to become a child and teenager. These are sophisticated treatments that grow with your child, always remaining timeless.

At Shenandoah Shutters, you can choose from a rich stain or beautiful cream color for your plantation shutters. If you’d prefer, you can even choose a custom color for the perfect nursery design fit. You can also select a custom wood, like mahogany, oak, or cherry, to pair your plantation shutters with your existing moulding or furniture pieces. 

Plantation Shutters Give You Unprecedented Light Control 

Plantation shutters give you unmatched variety. Using the tilt rod, you control the horizontal slats (known as louvers) to let in as much sunlight as you’d like. This lets you decide the ambiance of the room at any given time. 

From quiet, darkened nap times to bright, playful playtimes and everything in between, plantation shutters do it all. There’s nothing more magical than watching the falling snow or rain through the plantation shutters with your wide-eyed little one. 

Schedule Your Appointment for Plantation Shutters Today

Shenandoah Shutters will handcraft long-lasting, all wood plantation shutters for your child’s room. We’ve local to Richmond, and have been serving Virginia, Maryland, and D.C for decades. We offer traditional and contemporary design options for maximum flexibility in your plantation shutter choices. Check out our online photo gallery to see the various styles of plantation shutters that we offer, as well your options for valances and other childproof choices. 

At Shenandoah Shutters, we even offer a 100-year limited warranty on our shutters, as well as a 25-year warranty on the silken lacquer finish that is applied to each shutter. 

These are unique times. Currently, Shenandoah Shutters is still providing plantation shutter appointments and services. Call us today at 1-800-733-1549 to schedule your free consultation and to learn more about the changes that we’ve made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also contact us online.

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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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