Want to update your window treatments in Lake Charles 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 your windows covered for privacy and light control. But they have several differentiating features.
Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This premier 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 choice.
While the louvers are managed by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows similar to a door.
These are either:
- Wood plantation shutters
- Faux wood plantation shutters
- Vinyl plantation shutters
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Blinds have slim slats made from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This affordable window treatment comes in a variety of colors and finishes.
Window blinds are frequently controlled by a pull cord, although some types 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 Space
We can help you decide on the right fit for your Lake Charles 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 expense. Or obligation.
Benefits of Louver Shop of Louisiana Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters may look the same from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created similarly. At Louver Shop of Louisiana, we’re proud to manufacture our window shutters here in the United States.
That means you’ll have your shutters quicker—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a beautiful 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 exceedingly customizable.
You can determine:
- Louver size
- Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is a good match for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms
- Colors or natural stains*
- Design options, such as frame style, to complement any style of space
2. Increased Energy Efficiency
Our shutters can help curb energy 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:
4. Safe for Your Family
Plantation shutters are cord-free, so you don’t have to worry if your home has small children or pets.
At Louver Shop of Louisiana, we use nontoxic, water-based finishes that are safe for your family and the environment.
Foreign-made shutters are usually coated 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 require tightening or adjustment.
6. Higher Home Value
We designed our quality shutters to last for years to come. As a custom, permanent window treatment, they can also increase your home’s value.
How do Shutters Stand Up to Blinds?
Interior shutters are an investment in your home and offer many benefits.
While window blinds are usually less pricey, you’ll need to replace them more regularly. They also don’t afford as much energy efficiency.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
Start by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll pair you with a design consultant in Lake Charles.
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 Louisiana design consultant for more information.