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Are Plantation Shutters Still in Style?

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 historically faithful style of shutters. They’re made just like they used to be many years ago. And they’re a great style if you live in a historic home.

But what about true plantation shutters? Are these thick-louvered, frequently white shutters still stylish now? Or are they out of date?

At Louver Shop of Memphis, our American-manufactured plantation shutters are a high seller currently. They’re also wanted by homebuyers on account of their performance, light-filtering effectiveness and energy savings. In some cases, they can even boost your house’s resale value.

So, we can certainly respond, plantation shutters are still in style in Memphis. And they’ll stay popular for years to come.

Here are several solutions for how you can make this classic window treatment fit with your house.

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 charge 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 luxury shutter material. It’s the lightest, sturdiest 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, since it insulates up to three times greater than wood. We create our Louver Shop of Memphis faux wood shutters from thick cellular PVC. This material has the appearance of wood. And it can take on heat, humidity and moisture without peeling.
  • A mixture of the two materials gives you the strength of wood frames and the energy savings of faux wood louvers.

Choosing Louver Thickness

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 present-day 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 secured to louvers in the center of each panel. For a designer look, our PerfectView™ Louver Control System obscures the tilt bar from view.

Picking Color

Normally plantation shutters are stained or painted white. White is a typical plantation shutter color that makes your residence feel lighter, airier and bigger. But a lot our plantation shutter styles come in custom shades. Make yours distinctive in your house by choosing a contemporary finish, such as gray, black or red.

Whichever color or stain you settle on, you can feel good being aware your Louver Shop of Memphis shutters include a water-based, low VOC finish. Foreign-made shutters can give off large concentrations of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. These chemical vapors may create headaches and respiratory symptoms.

Create Your Custom Plantation Shutters with Louver Shop of Memphis

There’s a reason we’re the #1 choice for plantation shutters in Memphis. Through our professional skill, free consultation and straightforward pricing, we make designing custom shutters a simple, and even delightful, process. Prepared to start creating your shutters? Get in touch with us a call at 888-428-1415 or contact us online right away to schedule your free consultation.

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