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

Want to change out your window treatments in Raleigh but not sure where to start? We’ve studied 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 differentiating features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This premium 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 moved 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 narrow slats made from metal, wood, fabric or other materials. This economical window treatment comes in a range of colors and materials.

Window blinds are often controlled 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 House

We can help you discover the right look for your Raleigh 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 Raleigh Plantation Shutters

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

That means you’ll receive your shutters more quickly—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a classic window treatment that will last for a long time to come.

Learn more about the numerous benefits of our shutters.

1. Premier Style Customized for Your Home

Our top-of-the-line plantation shutters are exceedingly customizable.

You can select:

  • Louver size 
  • 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 complement any style of house

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease electricity 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 business.

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters have no cords, so you don’t have to worry if your household has little children or pets.

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

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

5. Easy Maintenance

Shutters are easy 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 many benefits.

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

Ask for a Free Consultation Today

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

Your professional 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 Raleigh design consultant for more information.

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