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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Best for My Spartanburg Space?

Want to update your window treatments in Spartanburg but not sure where to start? We’ve examined the difference between two of our best-selling window treatments—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have you covered for privacy and light control. But they have several distinguishing features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This classic window treatment mounts on your window frame. They’re usually seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or produced in the color of your selection.

While the louvers are moved by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows similar to a door.

They can be either:

  • Wood plantation shutters
  • Faux wood plantation shutters
  • Vinyl plantation shutters

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have slim slats built from metal, wood, fabric or similar materials. This cost-effective window treatment comes in a variety of colors and textures.

Window blinds are usually handled by a pull cord, although some models are cordless.

They’re made in styles like vertical blinds or horizontal blinds.

Wood horizontal blinds or faux wood horizontal blinds are sometimes referred to as plantation blinds because of their wide slats. 

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Find the Right Option for Your Space

We can help you discover the right fit for your Spartanburg home during a free, in-home consultation. Check out product samples, get your windows measured and receive our everything’s-included Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote at no expense. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop of Western Carolina Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look very much alike from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created equal. At Louver Shop of Western Carolina, we’re proud to make our window shutters here in the United States.

That means you’ll have your shutters more quickly—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a gorgeous window treatment that will last for a long time to come.

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Premier Style Customized for Your Home

Our top-of-the-line plantation shutters are highly customizable.

You can choose:

  • Louver width 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is a good match for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design preferences, such as frame style, to complement any style of home

2. Better Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease utility bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a modern synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

We back our shutters with one of the best warranties in the business.

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters are cord-free, so you don’t have to worry if your family has small children or pets.

At Louver Shop of Western Carolina, we use nontoxic, water-based finishes that are safe for your family and the environment.

Foreign-made shutters are usually coated with paints high in volatile organic compounds, which can cause headaches and dizziness.

5. Low Maintenance

Shutters are easy to clean with a duster or rag. Ours don’t have to have a lot of maintenance, because they’ll never need tightening or adjustment.

6. Higher Home Value

We designed our quality shutters to last for decades. As a custom, permanent window treatment, they can also increase your home’s value.

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Compare to Blinds?

Interior shutters are an investment in your home and offer a number of benefits.

While window blinds are usually less expensive, you’ll need to replace them more often. They also don’t offer as much energy efficiency.

Ask for a Free Consultation Today

Start by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll match you with a design consultant in Spartanburg.

Your professional will help you select expertly crafted shutters right in the comfort of your living room. And provide you with measurements and a Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote—all at no cost or obligation.

*Available colors may vary by product. Please ask your Louver Shop of Western Carolina design consultant for more information.

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