“We absolutely loved working with Mike! He is very knowledgeable in his products and guided us to make the right decision for our needs. He kept us looped in as to the status of our order and completed installation as promised. The plantation shutters are gorgeous and we love them! We have very large windows, as well a French Patio door and Mike did an amazing job with installation. If you are looking for quality plantation shutters at the right price and an outstanding professional to work with, Mike is who you should contact!”
— Becky Hoke
What are Plantation Shutters?
Origins of Plantation Shutters
The origin of plantations shutters comes from lavish southern plantation homes dating back to the 1800s. Windows tended to be large in these homes to maximize the cooling effects of any breeze they could let in for relief from the stifling heat of the humid summers. Today while the name has stuck, plantation shutters have transformed into a much-desired window covering that graces modern homes.
Plantation Shutters Today
They typically are still made of wood, but new materials have been developed commonly referred to as faux wood or composite plantation shutters, providing all of the refined beauty of solid wood, while adding new benefits such as being more eco-friendly, and being resistant to moisture so plantation shutters can be installed in rooms such as the bathroom today.
The louvers are a big part of the design of modern plantation shutters, now coming in a range of sizes from more traditional 2 1/2″ louvers, to the most popular 3 1/2″ louvers and even in larger ‘view’ sizes of 4 1/2″ louvers.
A common feature today in all plantation shutters is the ability of the louvers to tilt, allowing light control. There are also choices in the tilt control of the shutter louvers, with the traditional tilt rod running down the middle of the face of the louvers to the more modern style of a hidden tilt rod located on the back of the louvers.
When it comes to colors, white is by far the most popular, however solid wood stained has its following and works well depending on the home they are in.
Basically all plantation shutters are custom made for each window they are installed on, so it’s important to purchase and have them installed by a trustworthy company as they will become a permanent part of your home.
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