Your choice in window treatment has a huge impact on the look and feel of your home. Curtains, blinds, shades, and shutters are all completely different window treatments that change the aesthetic of the rooms in your house. They also offer their own benefits and downsides. When it’s time to install a window treatment, you might worry about trends. You might wonder if historic window treatments, like plantation shutters, are still in style.
The answer is a resounding yes. While trends come and go with every passing year, plantation shutters are one of the few home design choices that are truly timeless. You can feel confident that plantation shutters are an incredible long term investment in your home. Wondering what makes plantation shutters so ageless?
Here are 6 reasons why plantation shutters will never go out of style:
Plantation Shutters Are Sophisticated
Hardwood is a favorite material of homeowners. From hardwood flooring to wooden cabinets and dressers, wood gives a home an earthy feel and brings character to a room. Fine furniture is made from high-quality wood material. Hardwood plantation shutters are equally stylish. They blend in with your existing wooden furniture. They also feel (and are) more substantial than plastic, vinyl, or other materials.
Shenandoah Shutters handcrafts each plantation shutter before applying a silken lacquer finish. The result makes each room of your home feel put together and sophisticated.
Plantation Shutters Increase the Resale Value of Your Home
Since plantation shutters stay with the home, they are known to increase a home’s resale value. They might also make buyers more likely to purchase your home. Potential buyers appreciate the beauty and functionality of plantation shutters. They are a great selling point for your house.
Plantation Shutters Are Long-Lasting and Durable
While fabric materials are easily torn and plastic materials are easily broken, plantation shutters are known for being long-lasting. Hardwood is an incredibly strong material that is made to cover your windows for years to come.
Plantation Shutters Are Versatile
If you love decorative curtains or drapes, you don’t have to give them up in favor of plantation shutters. You can absolutely pair curtains with plantation shutters to make a bold design statement. Certain plantation shutters, such as cafe shutters, are actually designed to have fabric material at the top of the window.
When you want to redesign the rooms in your house, you also don’t have to worry about your wooden plantation shutters clashing with your home’s new look. Wood is a neutral material that will pair with any design scheme or color palette.
Plantation Shutters Are Energy-Efficient
One trend that has been going strong for a while is the trend toward smart homes and energy-efficiency. Plantation shutters fit right into this modern movement. These shutters are naturally energy-efficient. The design of the shutters keeps your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Many homeowners report lower heating and air bills after installing plantation shutters.
Plantation Shutters Are Customizable
At Shenandoah Shutters, plantation shutters are made to fit your windows. You choose a contemporary or classic design for your plantation shutters. You choose the size of the louvers (horizontal slats) and the style of the tilt rod that controls the shutters. You even choose to have stained plantation shutters, cream plantation shutters, or plantation shutters in a specific color.
Most window treatments are not this customizable. With hardwood plantation shutters, you are able to build the window treatment that suits your windows and the needs of your home.
Plantation Shutters from Shenandoah Shutters
For over thirty years, Shenandoah Shutters has been providing these timeless plantation shutters to residents of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. All of our plantation shutters are built by hand at our woodshop in Richmond, Virginia using all American woods, including yellow poplar and basswood.
We can cut plantation shutters to fit windows of any size or shape. We can even install plantation shutters on sliding glass doors, French doors, arches, and unusually shaped windows. We have innovative installation solutions for difficult window designs, including tilt-ins and casements. In fact, we created an original design known as the Softedge for these window types.
Schedule an Appointment for Your Plantation Shutters
Contact Shenandoah Shutters today to learn more about our process and to schedule a free consultation for your plantation shutters! You can also explore our online photo gallery for a closer look at the many options available to you when you choose plantation shutters from Shenandoah Shutters.