Hunter Douglas Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters where originally used in mansions on southern plantations. Now with Hunter Douglas Plantation Shutters you have the opportunity to bring in plantation shutters to any home.



So what defines Plantation shutters?

These shutters were designed for Southern Mansions where the windows were very large. To accentuate these large windows wide louvers were used allowing larger view-through spaces. To add to the majestic look these window shutters were almost always painted white.

The louvers were shaped elliptically with a thicker center. The louver overlap each other to achieve room darkening as needed.

How can you recreate the grandiose look of Plantation shutters?

Wide Elliptical Shaped Louvers

Choose elliptically shaped louver 2 1/2" to 4 1/2" wide (depending on the size of your window - wider louvers for larger windows). If your windows are not large forgo on the extra wide louvers sticking to just 2 1/2". You don't want to end up with just a few louvers per window.

White Painted Shutters

Since the Plantation shutters are painted white, you can choose not only wood but also faux wood and vinyl.

Wood will still give you the real authentic look of shutters. But if you are looking for a lower maintenance solution try Faux wood. And for areas where the shutters will get moist often like in a bathroom or near the kitchen sink you best off installing vinyl Plantation shutters.

Today plantation shutters are the shutters of choice; mainly because contemporary homes have larger rooms and more windows. These shutters are especially beautiful on French doors and on sliding doors. The wide louvers add to the airy look and allow a full view from the outside.

But you don't need a plantation to own them. If you are in the New York, New Jersey, Long Island Metro Area visit our window treatment store and ask for Hunter Douglas plantation shutters.

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