Plantation shutters date back to the days of the civil war and they are still popular with many people. These window dressings have not only stood the test of time but have also adapted and evolved to match the tastes and desires of homeowners.When plantation shutters were first introduced they were used by the elite English. The material was solid wood fashioned into boards to cover up the bottom part of the window that did not have glass.
- Bi-Fold, By Pass, Offset Tilt
- Standard Tilt – Hidden Tilt – SunBurst Half-Circle
- Half-Circle with Horizontal Louvers
- Double Hung with Horizontal T-Post
- Half Brow, SunBurst Eyebrow
- Eyebrow with Horizontal Louvers
- Door Cut-Out, Notch-Out, Deco Sill Cover
- French Doors
- Café Style
- Basswood and Poly Core
- 20 Stains (Basswood)
- 20 Whites (Basswood)
- 5 Whites (Poly Core)
- Reinforced Aluminum for Poly Core Shutters
- Louver Size – 2.5”, 3.5”, 4.5”
Current plantation shutters are now used on the interior of homes rather than the exterior. They are very durable and can last for many years with minimal upkeep. Since the primary material is wood, changing the color is as simple as adding a coat of paint. Along with the variety of colors, plantation shutters can be offered in different finishes and textures.
Because of the aesthetic quality, many people choose to use them alone without curtains. The dense craftsmanship of the shutters provide not only light blocking features, but insulation as well.
Most manufacturers can custom shape the shutters to match the contour of any window or door. This allows them to be used in most any type of home. Many interior decorators love to use this type of shutter in multiple situations because of their versatility.
Plantation style shutters come in a variety of woods, fax wood, and vinyl, giving them flexible pricing, and for those that like to roll up their sleeves and take on the installation themselves, the price is even lower.