Why Plantation Shutters Are Some of the Top-Selling Window Options
When contemplating the interior design of their home, we find many people tend to focus on things like paint, wallpaper, flooring, and furniture.
While all of those are important components of home design, a lot of people tend to forget about one of the most important of all: their window coverings.
Covering options are plentiful – you have your choice of shades and curtains and everything in between.
The right covering choice can add a lot of character to your home. It will also result in the privacy and lighting options you really want.
Which is the best choice?
It really depends on personal style, but one of our top choices is plantation shutters. Why do we love this type of window covering so much? And how can you tell if this is the right option for your needs and aesthetic?
4 Reasons Why We Love and Highly Recommend Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters are not the same as traditional shutters.
The traditional options have narrow louvers, which blocks out a lot of the light and obstructs the view.
Plantation shutters, on the other hand, have larger, wider louvers which allow a lot of light to come into your home. Plus, the view to the outside world is a lot nicer because there’s more space to see because of the wide louvers.
Why do we appreciate these shutters so much? Here are our top four reasons.
1. Plantation Shutters Can Add Value to Your Home
This is right – you can add value to your home by having this type of window covering installed. And the best part is they’re one of the more affordable options as well.
They’re so stylish and versatile they go with nearly every style, which means new homeowners are less likely to replace them once they move into their new home.
2. They Offer the Best View – as Well as the Best Privacy – Possible
Again, because of the wide louvers, you can see so much more of the outside world with these shutters.
You can also open the shutters fully to have a completely unobstructed view outside.
And like any good window covering, these shut completely, providing the darkness and privacy we all want at the end of the day.
Plus they can decrease energy costs when closed similar to solar solutions by Oxbow Solar.
3. They’re Incredibly Easy to Clean
Because they’re made of durable materials and securely fastened to the wall, these shutters are very easy to clean. Simply wipe them down with a dusting wand or a wet rag.
4. These Shutters Are Totally Cordless and Durable
The basic description of plantation shutters sounds a lot like regular horizontal blinds, doesn’t it? So, why would you invest more money in shutters instead of shades?
For one thing, plantation shutters are like shades because there are no cords to contend with. No more sucking cords up into the vacuum, trying to unknot them, or making sure they’re of equal length so the blinds lift evenly.
In addition to this, metal blinds can be flimsy. It doesn’t take much for them to get bent out of shape or for pieces to snap off.
Plantation shutters are made of more durable materials, which means you can open and close your window coverings without frustration or concern they’re going to bend, twist, or snap.
Are Plantation Shutters the Right Choice for Your Room?
Plantation shutters are a great option for just about every aesthetic. Whether you want a contemporary vibe or love a more romantic, traditional feel these window coverings will fit.
They’re also one of the best options for people who don’t have a ton of time to clean. They’re one of the easiest types of window coverings to clean.
We know every room dictates its own needs, based on the amount of privacy which is needed/desired and the décor/design of the particular room. But in all honesty, we can’t really think of a situation in which plantation shutters aren’t a good option.
In the end, it really comes down to this: Do you like what these shades look like and the benefits which they provide?
If you do, they’ll be the perfect fit. If not, we have plenty of other options available for you. Let us know what you need. We’re always happy to help our customers find the best window coverings for their unique needs and style.
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