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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Best for My Charleston Space?

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

Both have your windows 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 premier window treatment is fixed on your window frame. They’re usually 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.

They’re available as 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 created from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This economical window treatment comes in a variety of colors and finishes.

Window blinds are often operated by a pull cord, although some models 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 House

We can help you discover the right style for your Charleston 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 expense. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop of Charleston Plantation Shutters

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

That means you’ll receive 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 complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Top Style Customized for Your Home

Our premier plantation shutters are exceedingly 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 options, such as frame style, to complement any style of space

2. Better Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help lower electricity bills. Save even more with LouverWood®, a contemporary 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 have no cords, so you don’t have to worry if your household has young children or pets.

At Louver Shop of Charleston, 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. Low Maintenance

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

6. Increase Home Value

We fashioned our quality shutters to last for a long time. 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 many benefits.

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

Request a Free Consultation Today

Start by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll match you with a design consultant in Charleston.

Your consultant 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 Charleston design consultant for more information.

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