Plantation shutters are a low maintenance, classy, alternative covering for windows and doors, with significant benefits over curtains and what are traditionally known as blinds or more recently, ‘shutter blinds’.
Plantation shutters are no longer used just to increase the privacy in a home, improve security or to filter sunlight into, or out of, a room; these high quality shutters are now in high demand as a design statement by interior designers and people looking to add style and value to their home, or another property.
Made of a high quality wood, plantation shutters from Just Shutters are fitted internally; they are available in a wide range of colors and designs to fit almost any internal color scheme. They add elegance to a property, whatever its age.
An additional benefit is that shutters can be fitted to any shaped door or window including round, angled or arched windows and doors and can even be adapted to the interesting shapes needed for conservatories and glass roofs. However, they don’t even need to cover a full window or door – partial coverings can increase privacy and light, while adding style.
What do plantation shutters look like?
There are two types of plantation shutters: slatted, known as louvered, or solid.
Plantation shutters are made of wood and can be slatted like blinds. In fact many people call them plantation blinds or shutter blinds because of the way the slats, known as louvers, can be opened and closed – in the same way that blinds can. However here the similarity ends: Blinds are made of cheaper materials that have neither the longevity nor many of the other features associated with shutters.
Shutters are fitted as a part of the window and so block out more light; the solid wooden shutter provides significant other benefits over other window or door coverings including increased privacy and security; they need less maintenance, can help improve sleep and can increased home value – they may even help people suffering from allergies.
Plantation shutters can also be made of solid wood in two or three panels which fold back into the window recess or open out to completely cover the whole window. These provide an even greater level of security and block out still more light than the louvered blinds. An older form of these can be found on period houses and country homes.
Enhancing your home
When closed, plantation shutters offer warmth, privacy, and protection. Opened, they create a sense of spaciousness while still giving access to even the most breathtaking views, with an almost magical ability to direct ambient light into a room, highlighting the features you most want illustrated.
Plantation shutters really are the elegant option to add to warmth, security and design to any home.