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

Want to update your window treatments in South Georgia but not sure where to dive in? We’ve studied the difference between two of our best-selling window treatments—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have your windows covered for privacy and light control. But they have several differentiating 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 often seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or created in 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 thin slats built from metal, wood, fabric or similar materials. This affordable window treatment comes in a range of colors and textures.

Window blinds are often handled 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 Space

We can help you find the right style for your South Georgia 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 Plantation Shutters

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

That means you’ll get your shutters faster—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a gorgeous window treatment that will last for years.

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Premier Style Customized for Your Home

Our top-of-the-line plantation shutters are highly customizable.

You can determine:

  • Louver size 
  • 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 choices, such as frame style, to work with any style of home

2. Improved Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease energy bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a modern synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

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

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters are cordless, so you don’t have to worry if your home has little children or pets.

At Louver Shop, 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. Easy Maintenance

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

6. Increase Home Value

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

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Match Up to Blinds?

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

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

Request a Free Consultation Today

Start by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll partner you with a design consultant in South Georgia.

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 design consultant for more information.

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