Plantation Shutters vs. California Shutters vs. Traditional Shutters | Louver Shop of Atlanta
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What's the Difference Between Plantation Shutters, California Shutters and Traditional Shutters?

Adding custom shutters can add a burst of vibrance and style to your rooms.

Because they are a lifelong investment, you’ll want to make the selection that best serves your preference and budget. After all, quality shutters could even help boost your Atlanta residence’s value.

There are a wide variety of interior shutter styles to choose from—plantation shutters, California shutters and traditional shutters. In addition, there’s a huge variety of colors, stains and materials!

There are tiny distinctions between the three styles, and they could impact how these shutters will look in your residence. Amid the main contrasts is the size of the louvers themselves, but there are added contrasts as well.

When you collaborate with a window treatment specialist like Louver Shop of Atlanta, we make it a breeze to pick the right shutters for your rooms.

Our free, in-home consultation aids you begin. We’ll bring the showroom to your house so you can see our attractive, dependable shutters. That way, you can view how the shades and materials will improve your residence.

Keep reading to discover the tiny variations between the three styles.


Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are the most popular interior shutters now. They’re frequently designed with a 3 ½” louver but can also have 2 ½” or 4 ½” louvers.

If you desire a modern appearance that can add life to any area and add a sophisticated appearance, plantation shutters are an outstanding choice.

Materials and Colors

Premium shutters use thick cellular PVC, furniture-grade wood or a blend of the two materials.

PVC helps save energy since it insulates up to three times better than wood. It’s also light and long-lasting. Wood offers a timeless appearance and can be stained to work with your desired color palette.

They often are made in white colors to lighten up an area, but also come in darker shades.

Louver Size

Louver width affects how broad of a view you’ll get when your shutters are open. And how much daylight will be let into your home.

  • 2 ½”—This the smallest louver size for plantation shutters. It works well if you want to complement current shutters in your house or are going for an antique look. This size works well for little windows, but also can be installed on big ones.
  • 3 ½”—This is one of the best-selling louver widths, because it offers an up-to-date style. It complements small to large windows while letting in ample light.
  • 4 ½”—This is also a well-liked louver size, as it provides an ultra- contemporary style. It’s great for expansive windows and patio doors, because it offers the best view.

California Shutters

California shutters have a 2 ½” louver that’s typically white.

Deluxe versions of this shutter are created from thick cellular PVC or fine wood. They could also be made from a mixture of the two materials.

This style can be stained or painted a selection of colors, although California shutters are usually white. This keeps spaces bright while letting in natural light.

Because California shutters have a thinner louver, they offer a more conventional style. They suit either small or large windows.

We can help you design this option for your home by modifying our best-selling plantation shutters.


Traditional Shutters

Traditional shutters are a historically accurate style with small frames and 1 ¼” miniature louvers.

Premium kinds of this shutter are manufactured from blemish-free real wood, such as basswood. They give a classic look that works with any window size.

We created Louver Shop of Atlanta on these shutters many years ago. Today, we’re one of a handful of manufacturers in the world who still create this type.

Fit Matters for Custom Shutters

A close fit is critical, no matter what shutter style you customize.

Off-the-shelf shutters could seem like a great buy, but they may not be suitable for you windows. And if they’re foreign made, you never know what level of quality you’re going to receive. Or how long they’ll last.

That’s why we’ll take exact measurements prior to custom-manufacturing your shutters here in the U.S.. Then we finish the process with expert installation to give a seamless look.

To start designing your shutters, call us at 888-428-1415 or contact us online to set up a free, in-home consultation. We’ll bring models to your residence, measure your windows and provide you with a Complete Comfort Pricing™ quote. All at no expense and under no pressure.