Why Plantation Shutters Are Such Versatile Window Treatments

One of the reasons why plantation shutters are so popular is because of their versatility. Plantation shutters provide privacy and light control that is completely adjusted by you. Plus, plantation shutters look great in any design scheme. You don’t have to worry about your window treatment clashing with your decor. 

Curious about how exactly plantation shutters are such versatile window treatments? Here are 5 reasons why no other window treatment is as adaptable as plantation shutters: 

You Control the Louvers on Your Plantation Shutters

The louvers are the horizontal slats of your plantation shutters. Using the tilt rod, you are able to open and close the shutters to filter sunlight in and out of your home. 

This is also valuable for privacy. You could open one section of louvers for sunlight and close the other section for privacy. You could open all of the louvers for complete sunlight or close them to keep out the sun. There are also plenty of options in between for creating just the right ambiance. Blinds, curtains, and other window treatments don’t offer this level of light and privacy control. 

Plantation Shutters Can Be Custom Made for Your Windows

The highest quality plantation shutters come from wood shops that take the time to customize each plantation shutter to your windows. Other window treatments might come in a size that matches your windows, but they aren’t actually custom made to fit the unique shape of your particular windows. A proper fit means a better, longer lasting window treatment. 

The design of well-fitted plantation shutters also allows for better energy efficiency.  The plantation shutters will help keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, saving you money on your heating and air bills.

Plantation Shutters Can Fit Any Window 

Plantation shutters can be made to fit windows of any size or shape. Arches and sidelights can have plantation shutters. You can even install plantation shutters on French doors and sliding glass doors. There are also techniques to install plantation shutters on tilt-ins while keeping the functionality of the window. No matter your window, there are installation solutions for plantation shutters. 

Plantation Shutters Are a Designer’s Dream

Designers love plantation shutters. They are elegant and timeless. They consistently boost the resale value of homes. They look good in any room of your home and blend in with any room theme. When you buy curtains or drapes, you wonder how long the pattern or fabric color will suit your room design. Homeowners switch out curtains at least a couple of times a year. Plantation shutters remain. This means less work for you and more chances to get creative with your home design. 

You Choose the Look of Your Plantation Shutters

Installing custom made plantation shutters means that you get to have a say in the color and even material of your window treatment. Hardwood is the best material for plantation shutters. It is durable and full of character. If you prefer a particular hardwood, you can request a custom wood for your plantation shutters, such as mahogany, cherry, or oak. 

Creamy white plantation shutters and richly stained plantation shutters are classic choices for homeowners. You can also select a custom color for your shutters. 

You can personalize plantation shutters beyond the color and wood type, too. You can choose from certain tilt rod styles, louver sizes or shapes, and contemporary or modern looks. There are cafe shutters, where only the bottom part of the window has the shutter. The top part of the window is usually covered by a valance. There is also the option to pair curtains or other fabric treatments with plantation shutters. This window treatment gives you so many choices. 

Plantation Shutters at Shenandoah Shutters

The craftsmen at Shenandoah Shutters have been building stylish, hardwood plantation shutters in our Richmond, Virginia woodshop since 1990. We’ve installed plantation shutters in homes across Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. We’ve also served Delaware and Northern North Carolina. 

We created our own, patented Softedge design to give you more options for your plantation shutters. We use only the finest American woods and offer a 100-year limited, transferable warranty on our shutters. 
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and appointment for your plantation shutters.