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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Suitable for My House?

Want to update your window treatments but not sure where to dive in? We’ve compared the difference between two of our top sellers—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have your home covered for privacy and light control. But they have several distinguishing features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This classic window treatment is installed on your window frame. They’re often seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or matched to the color of your selection.

While the louvers are managed by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows similar to a door.

They’re available as either:

  • Wood plantation shutters
  • Faux wood plantation shutters
  • Vinyl plantation shutters

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have thin slats built from metal, wood, fabric or similar materials. This cost-effective window treatment comes in a variety of colors and materials.

Window blinds are often operated by a pull cord, although some styles are cordless.

They’re created in styles like vertical blinds or horizontal blinds.

Wood horizontal blinds or faux wood horizontal blinds are sometimes referred to as plantation blinds because of their wide slats. 

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Find the Right Option for Your House

We can help you decide on the right style for your home during a free, in-home consultation. See product samples, get your windows measured and receive our everything’s-included Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote at no cost. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look the same from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created equal. At Louver Shop, we’re proud to produce our window shutters here in the United States.

That means you’ll get your shutters more quickly—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a beautiful window treatment that will last a long time.

Learn more about the many benefits of our shutters.

1. Premium Style Customized for Your Home

Our top-of-the-line plantation shutters are highly customizable.

You can select:

  • Louver width 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is a good match for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design preferences, such as frame style, to match any style of house

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease energy bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a modern synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

We back our shutters with one of the best warranties in the trade.

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters have no cords, so you don’t have to worry if your household has small children or pets.

At Louver Shop, we use nontoxic, water-based finishes that are safe for your family and the environment.

Foreign-made shutters are frequently finished with paints high in volatile organic compounds, which can cause headaches and dizziness.

5. Painless Maintenance

Shutters are practically effortless to clean with a duster or rag. Ours don’t require a lot of maintenance, because they’ll never require tightening or adjustment.

6. Higher Home Value

We created our quality shutters to last for years to come. As a custom, permanent window treatment, they can also increase your home’s value.

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Match Up to Blinds?

Interior shutters are an investment in your home and offer a number of benefits.

While window blinds are usually less expensive, you’ll need to replace them more frequently. They also don’t afford as much energy efficiency.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Get started by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll partner you with a design consultant .

Your professional will help you pick expertly crafted shutters right in the comfort of your living room. And provide you with measurements and a Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote—all at no cost or obligation.

*Available colors may vary by product. Please ask your Louver Shop design consultant for more information.

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