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Plantation Shutters For Small Windows

Plantation Shutters For Small Windows

We know that plantation shutters can look great on large double hung windows or bay and bow windows. But what about smaller shapes? Small windows can be tricky to deal with. Either narrow or simply short, it’s hard to know the right window treatments to use for them. Curtains can dwarf them, blinds can hang down loosely. Plantation shutters can be ideal for a number of reasons, but will they serve your small windows? Here’s what you need to know.

Plantation Shutters Are Sized To Fit Your Window

Plantation shutters are designed to fit to the frame of the window, whatever size or shape that window might be. At Shenandoah Shutters, all of our plantation shutters are made at our workshop in Richmond. We take in the dimensions of your window and we make our shutters fit that, which means that even small windows will have plantation shutters that are made to fit them. This will help create a more cohesive feel overall.

Plantation Shutters Add Perception and Style to Small Windows

Maybe you have very narrow casement windows? The horizontal louvers of plantation shutters can help make them seem wider. Plantation shutters, especially traditional plantation shutters, have a grand and classic sort of style. If you have ever worried about your small windows looking out of place, worry no more. Plantation shutters will add elegance to them and may even trick the viewer’s perception into seeing them as larger. 

Different Plantation Shutter Shapes

Traditional plantation shutters are usually one or two vertical panels that frame the window in a timelessly elegant way. But these are not the only plantation shutter shapes you can use. Shenandoah Shutters offers our patented Softedge shutters, which are beloved because of their subtle edges that seem to blend in with your window frame. These will offer your small window all the benefits of plantation shutters without overwhelming them. There are also cafe shutters in the event that you’d like to leave half of your small window open. These shutters cover the lower half of the window, leaving the top bare or to be covered with a small curtain.

The Benefit of Custom Plantation Shutters

In some cases, small windows also come with a shape that’s somewhat outside the norm for windows. For instance, you may have a small, circular picture window or an awning window that is more horizontal than vertical. While these might not be well suited to the traditional rectangular plantation shutters, that doesn’t mean there are no plantation shutter options for you. At Shenandoah Shutters, we make custom plantation shutters as well, using unique wood upon request or creating our shutters to fit unique shapes. The shutters should fit your window, rather than your window having to fit our shutters.

Whether your windows are large or small, Shenandoah Shutters can help you find the perfect plantation shutters for them. Contact us today to learn more or to visit our workshop and showroom in Richmond.

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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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