Are Shutters Better Than Blinds? | Louver Shop of Louisville
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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Best for My Louisville Home?

Want to change out your window treatments in Louisville but not sure where to start? We’ve examined the difference between two of our top sellers—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have your home covered for privacy and light control. But they have several distinguishing features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This classic window treatment is installed on your window frame. They’re frequently seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or matched to the color of your selection.

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

They can be either:

  • Wood plantation shutters
  • Faux wood plantation shutters
  • Vinyl plantation shutters

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have narrow slats made from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This economical window treatment comes in a range of colors and materials.

Window blinds are usually controlled by a pull cord, although some styles are cordless.

They’re made 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 Home

We can help you discover the right fit for your Louisville home during a free, in-home consultation. Check out product samples, get your windows measured and receive our everything’s-included Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote at no fee. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop of Louisville Plantation Shutters

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

That means you’ll get your shutters quicker—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 top-of-the-line plantation shutters are exceptionally customizable.

You can choose:

  • Louver width 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is best for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design preferences, such as frame style, to work with any style of home

2. Improved Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help lower electricity bills. Save even more with LouverWood®, a state-of-the-art synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

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

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters are cord-free, so you don’t have to worry if your family has little children or pets.

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

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

5. Painless Maintenance

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

6. Higher Home Value

We fashioned our quality shutters to last for years to come. As a custom, permanent window treatment, they can also increase your home’s value.

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Compare to Blinds?

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

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

Request a Free Consultation Today

Begin by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll partner you with a design consultant in Louisville.

Your consultant will help you pick 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 Louisville design consultant for more information.

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