When you hear the phrase “plantation shutters,” you might picture the shutters your grandparents hung in their home. You might be imagining a thin frame with miniature louvers, knobs and a clasp to keep the panels shut.
Called traditional shutters, this window treatment is the most historical style of shutters. They’re created just like they used to be many years ago. And they’re a great style if you have a historic home.
But what about true plantation shutters? Are these thick-louvered, frequently white shutters still stylish now? Or are they dated?
At Louver Shop of Memphis, our American-manufactured plantation shutters are still a high seller now. They’re also wanted by homebuyers on account of their longevity, light-filtering effectiveness and energy conservation. In some cases, they can even boost your residence’s resale value.
So, we can definitely respond, plantation shutters are still in style in Memphis. And they’ll stay fashionable for years to come.
Here are several solutions for how you can make this time-honored window treatment fit with your residence.
Customizing Your Plantation Shutters
At Louver Shop of Memphis, we make creating your plantation shutters a simple process. We begin with a free consultation, where you’ll be matched with a local pro. You’ll check out shutter samples and receive professional measurements, all at no cost and at no obligation.
One of the first steps in picking the right plantation shutter is confirming a plantation shutter material.
Selecting a Material
- Wood is a premier shutter material. It’s the lightest, hardiest and most classic for plantation shutters. We manufacture our Louver Shop of Memphis wood shutters from furniture-grade wood, which is the finest wood you can buy. Since they’re light and strong, wood shutters are great for covering large windows. But they aren’t the best option for rooms with high heat or extreme humidity.
- Faux wood, also known as polymer, is a budget-friendly shutter material. This material is also the most energy efficient, because it insulates up to three times more superiorly than wood. We create our Louver Shop of Memphis faux wood shutters from dense cellular PVC. This material has the appearance of wood. And it can take on heat, humidity and moisture without cracking.
- A mixture of the two materials gives you the strength of wood frames and the energy savings of faux wood louvers.
Determining Louver Size
Our plantation shutters can be customized with three different louver sizes, 2½”, 3½” or 4½”. The slimmest size matches well with classic architectural styles, such as colonial, while a wider width complements updated farmhouse and other popular home styles. The larger width also gives a more expansive view, plus more sunlight and air.
Plantation shutters are controlled by a tilt rod. This rod is stapled to louvers in the center of each panel. For a designer look, our PerfectView™ Louver Control System obscures the tilt bar from view.
Normally plantation shutters are stained or painted white. White is a typical plantation shutter color that makes your house feel lighter, airier and larger. But a number our plantation shutter styles come in custom tints. Make yours distinctive in your house by choosing a contemporary finish, including gray, black or red.
Whichever color or stain you settle on, you can feel content being aware your Louver Shop of Memphis shutters use a water-based, low VOC finish. Foreign-made shutters can issue large concentrations of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. These chemical gases may create headaches and respiratory symptoms.
Personalize Your Custom Plantation Shutters with Louver Shop of Memphis
There’s a reason we’re the most popular choice for plantation shutters in Memphis. With our professional skill, free consultation and straightforward pricing, we make designing custom shutters a simple, and even enjoyable, process. Want to start creating your shutters? Get in touch with us a call at 888-428-1415 or contact us online now to schedule your free consultation.