Want to redo your window treatments in Gulf Coast but not sure where to begin? We’ve studied 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.
Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This premier window treatment mounts on your window frame. They’re often seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or created in the color of your choosing.
While the louvers are controlled by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows like a door.
They’re available as either:
- Wood plantation shutters
- Faux wood plantation shutters
- Vinyl plantation shutters
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Blinds have thin slats made from metal, wood, fabric or similar materials. This economical window treatment comes in a range of colors and finishes.
Window blinds are frequently handled by a pull cord, although some styles are cordless.
They’re created 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 discover the right style for your Gulf Coast 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 cost. Or obligation.
Benefits of Louver Shop of Gulf Coast Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters may look similar from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created similarly. At Louver Shop of Gulf Coast, we’re proud to produce our window shutters here in the United States.
That means you’ll get 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 many benefits of our shutters.
1. Premium Style Customized for Your Home
Our premium plantation shutters are highly customizable.
You can determine:
- 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 choices, such as frame style, to work with any style of home
2. Improved Energy Efficiency
Our shutters can help decrease energy 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:
4. Safe for Your Family
Plantation shutters have no cords, so you don’t have to worry if your household has young children or pets.
At Louver Shop of Gulf Coast, 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. Low Maintenance
Shutters are easy to clean with a duster or rag. Ours don’t need a lot of maintenance, because they’ll never demand tightening or adjustment.
6. Better Home Value
We designed our quality shutters to last for a long time. As a custom, permanent window treatment, they can also increase your home’s value.
How do Shutters Compare to Blinds?
Interior shutters are an investment in your home and offer an abundance of benefits.
While window blinds are typically less expensive, you’ll need to replace them more regularly. They also don’t give as much energy efficiency.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
Get started by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll partner you with a design consultant in Gulf Coast.
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 Gulf Coast design consultant for more information.