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Why Plantation Shutters Are Such Versatile Window Treatments

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.

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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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