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Guide to Plantation Shutters

Guide to Plantation Shutters

Find out all you need to know about what plantation shutters are, their benefits, and material options to choose from for your home.

What are plantation shutters?

Plantation shuttersare an elegant and timeless window covering option for your home, designed to give you optimal privacy and light control without limiting air flow.

Benefits of choosing plantation shutters for your home

There are many reasons to choose plantation shutters for your home. These window coverings are great for privacy without compromising on natural light.

Plantation shutters are also available in different material finishes which are best suited for different rooms. This means you can have the same style of window covering throughout your home without the worry that the material might not be suitable.

Material options for plantation shutters

Aluminium plantation shutters

Aluminium plantation shutters

Aluminium plantation shuttersare an all-round perfect option for your home as they're incredibly durable.

Aluminiumis a light, yet sturdy material, that's both easy to install and maintain. It's also a material that has anti-corrosive properties, making it ideal for rooms exposed to moisture, such as the bathroom or kitchen.

Learn more about aluminium shuttersin our blog!

Wooden plantation shutters

Wooden plantation shutters

Wooden plantation shutters(also known as timber shutters) are a delicate and elegant window covering option that can help elevate your home decor.

These shutters are best installed in dry areas like bedrooms, offices and living areas.

Basswood shutters

Basswood shutters

Basswood shuttersare a versatile and highly durable wooden window covering option!

While no wood is 100% water resistant, the basswood grain is highly warp-resistant meaning that if it is exposed to water, it won't be ruined. It's still very important to ensure that the wood doesn't get soaked in water.

With any covering in a wet area, always have good ventilation practices in place! Simply opening a window while showering or letting fresh air in can extend the life of your shutters.

Pairing plantation shutters with other window coverings

Plantation shutters can be paired with other window coverings for extra coverage if you desire.

The best pairing option is withsheer curtainsas they can be installed so that they sit over the window recess and won't impact the usage of your shutters.

Other blinds are a lot harder to pair with shutters as shutters sit within the window recess, not leaving enough room for another blind.

Cleaning plantation shutters

Window treatments are an investment in your home and should be taken care of.

To prevent dirt from accumulating and damaging your shutters, make sure to dust regularly with a feather duster or soft cloth by tilting the louvres in one direction, then dusting them individually.

Visit our blog for moreshutter cleaning tips!

Answering frequently asked questions about plantation shutters

Will plantation shutters reduce noise?

Plantation shutters are made with thicker materials and are usually installed as a recess window covering, so they can help to minimise external noise.

Will plantation shutters block out light?

Plantation shutters are not designed to be a blackout window covering, however the thick slats and frame do block out a lot of extra light that other coverings might not.

Can plantation shutters be installed on sliding doors?

Plantation shutters can be installed on sliding doors and are a great option to consider.

Find out more aboutchoosing plantation shutters for sliding doorsin our blog.

Where are plantation shutters best installed?

Plantation shutters are best designed for window installation rather than for sliding doors.

Not all plantation shutters can be installed anywhere you like; there are two main styles which are both suited to different areas.

If you're after shutters for a wet area like your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry, consider choosing aluminium or basswood shutters. This is due to both being much more durable material options.

For all other areas, timber shutters are a great option to provide an elegant and refined finish to your space.

Want tolearn more about shutters? Learn more in our complete guide.

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