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

Want to change out your window treatments in Macon but not sure where to start? We’ve examined the difference between two of our top sellers—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have your windows 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 premier window treatment is fixed on your window frame. They’re frequently seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or created in the color of your choice.

While the louvers are managed 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

Browse Now: Louver Shop of Macon Plantation Shutters

Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have thin slats built from metal, wood, fabric or similar materials. This affordable window treatment comes in a range of colors and finishes.

Window blinds are frequently handled by a pull cord, although some models 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. 

Browse Now: Louver Shop of Macon Horizontal Blinds

Find the Right Option for Your House

We can help you decide on the right style for your Macon home during a free, in-home consultation. See 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 Macon Plantation Shutters

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

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

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Top Style Customized for Your Home

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

You can determine:

  • Louver size 
  • 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 options, such as frame style, to work with any style of house

2. Improved Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help curb energy bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a state-of-the-art synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

We back our shutters with one of the best warranties in the trade.

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters are cord-free, so you don’t have to worry if your family has little children or pets.

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

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

5. Easy Maintenance

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

6. Better Home Value

We created our quality shutters to last for years to come. As a custom, permanent window treatment, they can also increase your home’s value.

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Compare to Blinds?

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

While window blinds are typically less pricey, you’ll need to replace them more frequently. They also don’t offer 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 Macon.

Your expert will help you select 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 Macon design consultant for more information.

Schedule a Free, In-Home (or Virtual) Design Consultation Today
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