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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Right for My Memphis Space?

Want to change out your window treatments in Memphis but not sure where to dive in? We’ve compared the difference between two of our most popular styles—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have you covered for privacy and light control. But they have several distinct 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 created in the color of your choosing.

While the louvers are managed by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows much like a door.

They’re available as 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 made from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This cost-effective window treatment comes in a range of colors and textures.

Window blinds are often operated by a pull cord, although some models are cordless.

They’re available 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 House

We can help you decide on the right style for your Memphis home during a free, in-home consultation. See 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 Memphis Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look the same from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created similarly. At Louver Shop of Memphis, we’re proud to make our window shutters here in the United States.

That means you’ll have your shutters faster—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a classic window treatment that will last for years.

Learn more about the many benefits of our shutters.

1. Top Style Customized for Your Home

Our premier plantation shutters are exceedingly customizable.

You can choose:

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

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help lower energy bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a contemporary synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

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

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters are cordless, so you don’t have to worry if your household has young children or pets.

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

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

5. Painless Maintenance

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

6. Increase 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 Stand Up to Blinds?

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

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

Ask for a Free Consultation Today

Get started by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll pair you with a design consultant in Memphis.

Your professional will help you choose 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 Memphis design consultant for more information.

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