When you design custom plantation shutters, you’re making a big investment in your home. Quality shutters are a timeless classic that can last a lifetime and may even improve your home’s resale value. When compared to other window treatments, they deliver unmatched light control and energy efficiency.
Because plantation shutters are a permanent window treatment, they also tend to be more expensive. So, we know you probably have a lot of questions about how much plantation shutters cost! This is often the first question our designers get asked during a free consultation.
It’s important to note that many different factors influence how much your shutters will cost. Some of these include your window size and shape, the materials you choose and what customization options you want.
At Louver Shop, we manufacture our shutters specifically to fit your windows. And it’s our goal to make designing custom shutters a simple and even enjoyable process. It all starts during a free consultation, where you’ll receive our Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing™ quote. That way, you’ll know exactly how much your project will cost. There’s never any hidden fees or last-minute charges.
As you plan your upcoming window treatment project, we’ve put together some national averages to help make the process a little bit easier.
Average Cost for Wood Plantation Shutters
When you think of plantation shutters, you’ll probably picture wood shutters. These are the most classic style of interior shutters, and premium ones, like ones produced by Louver Shop are made from furniture-grade basswood. This wood is exceptionally light, making it a great choice for shutters on large windows in your living room, bedroom or any room with low humidity.
Based on national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor and HomeGuide, wood shutters typically run between $200–$400 per panel, or $400-$800 per standard 3’ x 5’ window. Your exact cost may be less or more, depending on your unique home, its types of windows and its window sizes.
Average Cost for Polymer Shutters
Due to the material they’re made from, polymer plantation shutters are great for rooms with strong sunlight or high humidity. Polymer can stand up to these challenges without warping, cracking or becoming discolored, all while insulating up to three times better than wood.
But not all polymer shutters are the same. Some are hollow, which means they’ll lose their shape over time. At Louver Shop, we manufacture these shutters using an exclusive polymer that’s dense yet lightweight, providing you with many years of trouble-free operation.
Because these shutters are synthetic, they’re slightly less than wood. Polymer runs about $200–$300 per panel, or $400-$600 per standard 3’ x 5’ window, based on national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor and HomeGuide. You may end up paying less or more, since costs are based on window types and window sizes.
Other Costs to Consider When Purchasing Plantation Shutters
On average, most homeowners in the U.S. spend between $1,450 and $3,360 on plantation shutters for their home, according to HomeGuide. The national average is around $2,350.
Another cost to consider with plantation shutters is installation since these window treatments are permanently fixed to the window frame. Other companies often charge for installation, which can run as much as $100 per hour, according to HomeAdvisor. At Louver Shop, you’ll receive free standard installation from our factory-trained installers.
When you work with Louver Shop, you’ll also receive access to special offers and financing for qualified customers that will make your new plantation shutters more affordable. Ask your local consultant for more details during your free consultation.
There’s a reason why Louver Shop is a top choice for plantation shutters. We bring all the styles to your living room during your consultation, and then our professionals will take care of all the hard work from there.
We’re proud to offer an easy purchase process and fast turnaround¬—often in just a couple of weeks. But our work doesn’t stop there. We stand behind our shutters with one of the best limited lifetime warranties available. Ready to start designing yours? Give us a call at 888-249-5655 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today!