Plantation Blinds vs. Traditional Blinds Compared | Louver Shop of South Georgia
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What's the Difference Between Plantation Blinds and Traditional Blinds?

Plantation blinds are a fantastic way to add the elegance of plantation shutters while keeping to a budget.

But what makes them differ from regular blinds, like horizontal blinds or mini blinds? Or plantation shutters?

Discover more below or ask for a free, in-home consultation with one of our Louver Shop of South Georgia design specialists. We’ll help you select the right window blinds by bringing the showroom to your home. Then we’ll make them just for your Albany home.

Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

When you hear the word blinds, you might picture mini blinds. This popular, budget-friendly blind often has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds are great for busy spaces with a lot of foot traffic, since they’re easy to clean. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even quicker to lower.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

Plantation blinds look like plantation shutters but have several unique features.

1. Slat Width

Plantation blinds have bigger slats than traditional blinds, typically as wide as 2.5 inches. But their slats are narrower than plantation shutter louvers, which are as wide as 4.5 inches.

2. Installation Area

Plantation blinds are fitted at the top of windows, while plantation shutters are inserted inside the window opening.

3. Operating System

The majority of plantation blinds are raised with a cord, but some have a cordless lift system, like our custom blinds from Hunter Douglas.

Customize Your Blinds

Our blinds are available in a selection of slat widths, finishes and materials. Best-selling options include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which material you should get? Real wood blinds are ideal for rooms with not a lot of humidity, including bedrooms or living spaces. Polymer blinds are moisture resistant, making them a good choice for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Whichever style you end up with, you’ll receive window treatments with greater light control.

Related: Shutters vs. Blinds—What’s Suitable for My Home?

Everwood Blinds in a kitchen

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