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Are Plantation Shutters Still in Style?

When you hear the phrase “plantation shutters,” you might imagine the shutters your grandparents hung in their residence. You may be imagining a slender frame with tiny louvers, knobs and a clasp to keep the panels together.

Known as traditional shutters, this window treatment is the most historically faithful model of shutters. They’re created much like they used to be many years prior. And they’re an excellent model if you live in a historic residence.

But what about true plantation shutters? Are these thick-louvered, often white shutters still stylish this year? Or are they dated?

At Louver Shop of Kansas City, our American-created plantation shutters remain a top seller now. They’re also wanted by homebuyers as a result of their longevity, light-filtering effectiveness and energy savings. In some cases, they may even boost your residence’s resale value.

So, we can confidently answer, plantation shutters are still in style in Kansas City. And they’ll continue to be in style for a long time.

Here are a couple ideas for how you can make this classic window treatment match your house.

Customizing Your Plantation Shutters

At Louver Shop of Kansas City, we make customizing your plantation shutters an uncomplicated approach. We begin with a free consultation, where you’ll be matched with a local designer. You’ll check out shutter samples and obtain professional measurements, all at no cost and at no obligation.

One of the first steps in picking the right plantation shutter is settling on a plantation shutter material.


Choosing a Material

  • Wood is a premium shutter material. It’s the lightest, hardiest and most standard for plantation shutters. We produce our Louver Shop of Kansas City wood shutters from furniture-grade wood, which is the finest wood available. Since they’re light and strong, wood shutters are good for covering big windows. But they aren’t the best option for rooms with high heat or extreme humidity.
  • Faux wood, also referred to as polymer, is a budget-friendly shutter material. This material is also highly energy efficient, since it insulates up to three times more superiorly than wood. We produce our Louver Shop of Kansas City faux wood shutters from solid cellular PVC. This material has the appearance of wood. And it can withstand heat, humidity and moisture without flaking.
  • A combination of the two materials offers you the strength of wood frames and the energy conservation of faux wood louvers.

Determining Louver Size

Our plantation shutters can be customized with three differing louver sizes, 2½”, 3½” or 4½”. The narrowest size fits well with classic homes, such as colonial, while a thicker size enhances modern farmhouse and other contemporary home styles. The bigger width also provides a more expansive view, in addition to added light and air.

Plantation shutters are controlled through a tilt rod. This rod is stapled to louvers in the middle of each panel. For a designer look, our PerfectView™ Louver Control System conceals the tilt bar from view.

Determining Color

Commonly plantation shutters are stained or painted white. White is a classic plantation shutter color that makes your house feel lighter, airier and larger. But a lot our plantation shutter models are available in custom colors. Make yours stand out in your home by selecting a fashionable finish, such as gray, black or red.

Whatever color or stain you choose, you can feel good knowing your Louver Shop of Kansas City shutters include a water-based, low VOC finish. Foreign-made shutters might give off large concentrations of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. These chemical fumes could create headaches and respiratory symptoms.

Personalize Your Custom Plantation Shutters with Louver Shop of Kansas City

There’s a reason we’re the #1 choice for plantation shutters in Kansas City. Through our professional expertise, free consultation and straightforward pricing, we make crafting custom shutters an uncomplicated, and even fun, process. Want to get started customizing your shutters? Give us a call at 888-428-1415 or contact us online right away to get your free consultation.

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