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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Suitable for My Atlanta House?

Want to update your window treatments in Atlanta 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 you 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 premium window treatment is installed on your window frame. They’re usually seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or produced in the color of your selection.

While the louvers are controlled 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 created from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This cost-effective window treatment comes in a variety of colors and materials.

Window blinds are frequently controlled by a pull cord, although some types are cordless.

They’re made 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 look for your Atlanta home during a free, in-home consultation. Experience product samples, get your windows measured and receive our everything’s-included Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote at no fee. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop of Atlanta Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look very much alike from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created equal. At Louver Shop of Atlanta, we’re proud to make our window shutters here in the United States.

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

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Premier Style Customized for Your Home

Our premier plantation shutters are exceptionally customizable.

You can select:

  • Louver width 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is a good match for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design preferences, such as frame style, to match any style of house

2. Improved Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help curb 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 industry.

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 family has small children or pets.

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

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

5. Low Maintenance

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

6. Better 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 Stand Up to Blinds?

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

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

Ask for a Free Consultation Today

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

Your expert 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 Atlanta design consultant for more information.

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