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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Best for My Richmond House?

Want to change out your window treatments in Richmond but not sure where to begin? We’ve examined the difference between two of our most popular styles—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

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

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

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

While the louvers are controlled by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows much like 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 other materials. This economical window treatment comes in a variety of colors and materials.

Window blinds are usually operated by a pull cord, although some types are cordless.

They’re created 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 decide on the right style for your Richmond 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 Richmond Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look similar from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created the same. At Louver Shop of Richmond, we’re proud to manufacture 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 classic window treatment that will last a long time.

Learn more about the numerous benefits of our shutters.

1. Top Style Customized for Your Home

Our premium plantation shutters are exceptionally customizable.

You can select:

  • Louver thickness 
  • 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 work with any style of space

2. Improved Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help curb utility 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 trade.

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 household has small children or pets.

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

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

5. Painless Maintenance

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

6. Better Home Value

We designed 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 Stand Up to Blinds?

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

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

Ask for a Free Consultation Today

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

Your expert 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 Richmond design consultant for more information.

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