Plantation shutters can be put in any home, whether or not you actually own a plantation. Not only do plantation shutters fit in with traditional decor, they also do well with a more modern look. They can be customized however you like. Whether you add mid-rails or not, you can choose your own tilt rod option and pick a louver size. They can also be painted or stained. No matter what style of home you have, any home can look fabulous with plantation shutters.
Plantation shutters were originally used to provide ventilation and light filtration, as well as to help protect against the elements. Modern plantation shutters still perform these same functions. Keep reading for everything you need to know about plantation shutters.
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If your kitchen needs a new look, plantation shutters are a popular choice. Sometimes, a company will claim to offer customized plantation shutters, but they are simply cutting stock panels to fit your windows. Fortunately, the prices for truly custom shutters is often very similar to the first option.
Plantation shutters work great for privacy in the bathroom. The bottom louvers can be closed for privacy while the top louvers can be left open to allow natural light to enter. With the top louvers open, you’ll also be able to look at the scenery outside. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to have that sort of setup with wood blinds, drapes or curtains.
Bedrooms are also a great place to install plantation shutters. You’ll still be able to add the decorative treatments that you want, including drapes or valances. The shutters will give you full control over how much sun enters and what sort of privacy you need.
Do you enjoy sitting in your living room, sipping on coffee while watching the sunrise? Maybe your preference is to relax while watching the sun go down in the evening. Installing plantation shutters in your living room windows will allow you to control the ambience and lighting of this area of your home.
The usage of plantation shutters is not restricted to windows. They can also be sized to fit any doorway. Besides giving the door a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, they can also further help control the light that enters the new room.
Some businesses with storefronts such as restaurants and hotels choose to enhance the appeal of their location by adding plantation shutters. Professionally installed shutters immediately bolsters the credibility of your business in the mind of your customers. Here is a storefront featuring traditional plantation shutters.