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The Best Plantation Shutters For Your Window Style

The Best Plantation Shutters For Your Window Style

There are many different styles of windows, so it seems only fitting that there are many different types of plantation shutters from Shenandoah Shutters. Some of these shutters and window styles match more seamlessly than others. For instance, if you have a wide, classic window, a traditional plantation shutter style will be a better fit. If you have something sleek and modern, maybe our patented Softedge shutters will make more sense. Looking for the perfect shutters to match your window? Let’s break down some great pairings in today’s blog. 

Fixed/Picture Windows

These windows can come in all shapes and sizes, but the commonality is that they are not designed to open. Fixed windows, also known as picture windows, are “fixed” and designed only to let in light or enhance the style of a room. The type of shutter that you choose for these windows will depend on the shape, but cafe shutters can add a dynamic layer to your picture windows. Cafe shutters only cover half of the window, leaving the top half open or sometimes covered with a small cafe curtain. You might also opt for custom shutters to suit your custom picture windows.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are tall, narrow windows that open out from a hinge at the side, much like a door. These windows can stand alone or in rows — or they might be placed on either side of a large window such as a bay or bow window. For casement windows, we suggest something subtle that shows off the style of the casement window: our Softedge shutters, with their discreet frames and hidden tilt wands. If your casement windows stand on either side of bay or bow windows, you may use Softedge shutters for the casement windows and something more grand for the larger windows, to add to the cohesive style. 

Bay/Bow Windows

These windows are often the largest, grandest window styles. They are made up of three or five window panes that curve outward, forming a wide window seat and expansive views, perfect for sitting with a good book and listening to the rain. These windows make a big, classic impression, and we love to see traditional plantation shutters used on them to draw out that timeless quality. On the other hand, Softedge shutters can add a sleeker appearance to them. Opt for stained shutters when it comes to bay or bow windows in order to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.

Double Hung or Single Hung

These are popular window styles, in which the window is divided horizontally by two different sashes. In single-hung windows, one of those sashes is fixed while the other will move up and down. Double hung windows have two fully operable and two locks for added security. Because of the split of these windows, we like cafe shutters for a seamless blend. You can leave the top half of the window open or cover it in a short curtain for extra style.

Sliding Windows

Sliding windows function like a small version of sliding glass patio doors. They are wide horizontal windows in which one or both sashes moves from one side of the track to the other for easy operation. They are most popular in kitchens and bathrooms, because of the easy ventilation. Softedge shutters, painted white or cream, will add style to these windows without taking away from the function of them. 

Hand-Made Plantation Shutters For Any Window Style

Whatever your window style, Shenandoah Shutters can help with handmade shutters made in our workshop in Richmond, VA. Our stained shutters are made with basswood, while our painted shutters are made with the less porous yellow poplar wood. But it doesn’t stop there. We also offer custom shutters in specialty woods like cherry, mahogany, and oak. 

Interested in installing plantation shutters to suit your new windows? Whatever shutters you’re interested in, let Shenandoah Shutters be your source. Contact us today to learn more about our shutters, to order your own, or to visit our workshop and showroom.

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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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