What are plantation shutters? Similar to blinds, plantation shutters (also known as interior shutters) have horizontal slats that you can open or close to varying degrees. Unlike blinds, which you can raise up or down, plantation shutters fit into the window frame and can open and close like doors too.
Plantation shutters come in several different materials. You can find wood shutters, faux wood shutters, PVC shutters, or polyclad shutters. When picking a shutter material, consider things like the amount of moisture or humidity in the room, what color you want, and if you need any specialty or customized shutter shapes.
Wood shutters typically offer more choices in terms of color and shapes. Faux wood, PVC, and polyclad shutters tend to perform better in higher-humidity rooms, and share a similar look to wood for a slightly lower cost.
With plantation shutters, you can also choose between different louver widths, which range from 2.5 – 4.5 inches, whether you’d like a tilt bar or hidden tilt bar, and single panel or multi-panel configurations.
If you’re not sure what to choose, don’t worry! At Bringles Blinds, we’ll help you pick the right option for your style and budget, and take care of everything from measurement to ordering to installation. If you’re looking for plantation shutters in the greater Sarasota-Bradenton area, contact us to schedule your free consultation or learn more.