When you hear the words “plantation shutters,” you might picture the shutters your grandparents used in their house. You could be picturing a thin frame with small louvers, knobs and a clasp to keep the panels shut.
Called traditional shutters, this window treatment is the most historically faithful style of shutters. They’re created much like they used to be many years back. And they’re an excellent style if you own a historic residence.
But what about true plantation shutters? Are these wide-louvered, often white shutters still popular today? Or are they out of date?
At Louver Shop of Western Carolina, our American-created plantation shutters remain a top seller today. They’re also coveted by homebuyers because of their longevity, light-filtering effectiveness and energy conservation. In some instances, they might even improve your house’s resale value.
So, we can definitely answer, plantation shutters are still in style in Spartanburg. And they’ll remain fashionable for many years.
Here are a couple ideas for how you can make this timeless window treatment match your residence.
Creating Your Plantation Shutters
At Louver Shop of Western Carolina, we make designing your plantation shutters a simple approach. We get started with a free consultation, where you’ll be matched with a local designer. You’ll go over shutter samples and obtain professional measurements, all for free and at no obligation.
One of the initial steps in picking the ideal plantation shutter is confirming a plantation shutter material.
Choosing a Material
- Wood is a premium shutter material. It’s the lightest, sturdiest and most standard for plantation shutters. We manufacture our Louver Shop of Western Carolina wood shutters from furniture-grade wood, which is the best wood available. Since they’re light and strong, wood shutters are good for covering big windows. But they aren’t the best solution for rooms with high heat or intense humidity.
- Faux wood, also referred to as polymer, is a budget-friendly shutter material. This material is also extremely energy efficient, as it insulates up to three times greater than wood. We manufacture our Louver Shop of Western Carolina faux wood shutters from dense cellular PVC. This material looks very similar to wood. And it can withstand heat, humidity and moisture without flaking.
- A combination of the two materials provides you the stability of wood frames and the energy conservation of faux wood louvers.
Choosing Louver Width
Our plantation shutters can be customized with three different louver sizes, 2½”, 3½” or 4½”. The narrowest measurement fits well with classic architectural styles, for instance colonial, while a bigger size enhances updated farmhouse and other contemporary house styles. The bigger width also offers a greater view, in addition to more sunlight and air.
Plantation shutters are moved with a tilt rod. This rod is stapled to louvers in the center of each panel. For an ultramodern look, our PerfectView™ Louver Control System obscures the tilt bar from view.
Generally plantation shutters are stained or painted white. White is a traditional plantation shutter color that makes your residence appear lighter, airier and larger. But many of our plantation shutter types are available in custom shades. Make yours a statement piece in your house by choosing a fashionable finish, such as gray, black or red.
Regardless of which color or stain you select, you can feel content knowing your Louver Shop of Western Carolina shutters include a water-based, low VOC finish. Shutters made overseas might issue large amounts of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. These chemical vapors can cause headaches and respiratory problems.
Create Your Custom Plantation Shutters with Louver Shop of Western Carolina
There’s a reason we’re the top source for plantation shutters in Spartanburg. Through our professional expertise, free consultation and up-front pricing, we make creating custom shutters an easy, and even fun, process. Want to get started designing your shutters? Get in touch with us a call at 888-428-1415 or contact us online right away to get your free consultation.