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Why Are Plantation Shutters Still In Style?

Why Are Plantation Shutters Still In Style?

Plantation shutters have been a staple of home windows for centuries, but they’ve grown and changed with the times. Originally, plantation shutters were designed for function rather than style. By the 1700s, however, plantation shutters were also designed with beauty in mind. When you think of plantation shutters now, you probably think of shutters with traditional, wide louvers and classic white paint. This stately plantation shutter design is still popular, but today’s plantation shutters also offer a variety of choices for modern homes. 

You may have wondered, why are plantation shutters still in style? What makes this window treatment so timeless? There are many reasons why plantation shutters are still a top choice for home window treatments. 

Plantation Shutters Are Fashionable and Functional

Plantation shutters elegantly combine fashion with function. Plantation shutters allow the homeowner to filter natural sunlight in and out of the home, something that can’t be done as easily or at all with blinds, curtains, and other window treatments. In 2021, your options for plantation shutters are limitless. 

At Shenandoah Shutters, you can choose from custom colors, deep stains, and sophisticated cream colors. You can select the look and functionality of your tilt rod, the tool that is used to open and close the louvers of the plantation shutter. For instance, you might prefer a tilt rod that allows you to independently control the upper and lower louver sets, or a tilt rod that controls both sets at once. You could even choose a hidden tilt rod altogether. For your louvers, choose from small or large sizes, as well as a flat or contour shape. 

Plantation Shutters Increase the Resale Value of the Home

If you decide to sell your home in the future, then plantation shutters can actually help you sell your home faster and at a higher value. This is particularly true of hardwood plantation shutters. The elegant look of hardwood plantation shutters appeals to buyers and the fact that the window treatment is a permanent fixture of the home is a huge selling point. 

Plantation Shutters Are Energy-Efficient

In recent years, the demand for energy-efficient home design has been growing. Because of the way they’re designed, plantation shutters are naturally energy-efficient. This means that they’ll keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter months. Many homeowners with plantation shutters find that their heating and air bills are reduced. Hardwood, too, is a renewable resource, so you can feel good about the sustainability of your plantation shutter materials. 

Plantation Shutters Are Family-Friendly

When designing a child’s nursery or playroom, safety is paramount. Window treatments are of particular concern because a young child — or even a curious pet — could become entangled by dangling cords, ties, or strings. Fabric curtains also need to be carefully considered and installed, because they could be pulled down by children, causing injuries. Plantation shutters do not have any cords or dangling materials, making them a safer option for child and family spaces. 

Plantation Shutters Are Versatile

Plantation shutters are beautiful options for every room of the home. They look just as good in the kitchen as they look in the living room or bedroom. When you redecorate a room, plantation shutters will fit right in with the new design. If you enjoy decorative curtains or draperies, then you can absolutely pair these fabric window treatments with plantation shutters for a unique, dramatic look. The versatility of plantation shutters is one of the best parts of choosing this window treatment for your home. 

Plantation Shutters Are Built to Last 

Plantation shutters are designed with longevity in mind. Hardwood is one of the earth’s most durable materials and hardwood plantation shutters are expected to last many years. Curtains and blinds, meanwhile, often need more frequent replacement or repair. 

Plantation Shutters at Shenandoah Shutters

Shenandoah Shutters has been installing these timeless plantation shutters for more than 30 years. We’re in Richmond, Virginia, within a day’s drive of our service areas in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. All of our plantation shutters are handcrafted by our skilled woodworking employees at our Richmond woodshop. 

Shenandoah Shutters doesn’t use vinyl or plastic materials. Instead, we’re devoted to  using high-quality American hardwoods, including yellow poplar and basswood, for our plantation shutters. All plantation shutters are custom made for your window. We can craft windows to fit any size or shape, from arches and sunbursts to French and sliding glass doors. We even invented our own, patented Softedge design to provide a unique solution for tilt-in and casement windows. The Softedge is also a popular choice for anyone looking for a more contemporary plantation shutter.  

Schedule an Appointment for Your Plantation Shutters

Ready to add stylish plantation shutters to your home? Contact Shenandoah Shutters online today to schedule a free estimate and consultation! You can also give us a call at 1-800-733-1549. We’ll answer your questions, measure your windows, and put together a plan to enhance 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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