Plantation shutters have wider slats than other types of blinds, so it is important to match their size to your needs and style. Smaller windows look best with slimmer louvres, which also offer more privacy than wider slats, as they have smaller openings.
However, while small louvres can look great, they are not as easy to clean as larger sized slats, which can be wiped down more quickly. Wider shutters also offer a grander feel, which can make large windows look even bigger.
Composite or wood?
The natural style of wooden shutters can be beautiful, but it comes with a price. If you’re furnishing several windows, the cost can add up quickly. But there is another option – composite shutters.
They offer the same protection against the sun, last for years, and look great. Composite plantation shutters are also friendlier on the wallet, allowing you to add them to more of your windows, or save money to renovate other areas of your house.
How soon will you want to update your blinds?
Quality plantation shutters will last a long time, which is great because you won’t have to spend money on them for many years. There is, however, the chance that your personal tastes will change during that period.
This can be tricky due to the expense and relative difficulty of updating plantation shutters. By design they are more permanent than other types of blinds, as they are attached inside your window frame using sturdy screws, brackets, and hinges. You can certainly replace them or swap them for something else, but it will cost more than other options.
Plantation shutters are a great investment, but you should consider potential costs down the road if you change your mind.
Which room are you furnishing?
Different rooms demand different window treatments, and plantation shutters are not the best solution for every situation. Kitchens and bathrooms are perfect for plantation shutters but require a treatment that can withstand moisture.
Larger rooms that require more sunlight are suitable for plantation shutters, whilst rooms that call for greater privacy – such as bedrooms – are better suited to styles with narrower slats.
Have a chat to an expert to find out what types of blinds suit your unique requirements.
Always buy from a reputable company
Working out whether plantation shutters are right for your home can be a fun task, but also one with many variables. Because of this, it’s important to seek help from a well-regarded company that can make sure you get the best product and survive possible.
Visit a blind company’s showroom, ask questions, make sure they offer after-sale support, and ensure they have a good reputation in your community. When you have all this together, you are ready to transform your home with some beautiful plantation shutters.
At Emporium Blinds, our custom-made window furnishings are well-known for their quality and range. Our thorough knowledge and friendly customer service makes your experience with Emporium Blinds a pleasant and memorable one.
Come and visit Emporium Blinds Central Coast. Our showroom includes a huge range of blinds, awnings, shutters and curtains to choose from. We can help you select the right furnishing to achieve the look you desire. With our years of industry experience, you’ll get the best products, installation and service.
Contact us today.