Nowadays, shutters and blinds have become more common for home and apartment windows than curtains. These options are easier to maintain and provide better flexibility and convenience. As compared to blinds, people often prefer shutters. Shutters can be expensive and take longer to install but provide more cost-effectiveness due to their low maintenance, sturdiness and durability.

In the market, there is a wide variety of shutter types. These are often quite compatible with any type of interior style. In today’s post, we particularly explain plantation shutters.

What are Plantation Shutters?

These shutters are made of wood or faux wood. The wooden louvers are mounted in a solid frame. These louvers can be adjusted with a tilt rod, which is hidden at the back or in the middle of the shutter. The louvers of plantation shutters are typically 3 ½ or 4 ½ inches wide.

Materials of Plantation Shutters

Apart from wood, these shutters are also available in vinyl and composite, which is otherwise known as fake, engineered or faux wood. Of course, the ones made from wood is the most expensive option while vinyl is least expensive. Wood shutters are the most recommendable as well due to high durability and sturdiness. Basswood is especially the standard. It has the best strength to weight ration i.e. it is lightweight but incredibly strong at the same time.

Why Choose Plantation Shutters?

These shutters are beautiful regardless of what material you choose. They provide a classic dressing for the windows in your home or apartment while easily fitting into even the most unique of interiors. If you want the best coverings for your windows that last for years, then these are highly suggested.










If you live in Ipswich, Springfield Lakes, Jimboomba, Brisbane, Ripley or surrounding areas, then you can browse our blinds and shutters collection HERE.

We sell a wide variety including the roller shutters, plantation shutters, roller blinds, outdoor blinds, zipscreeen, ziptrak, outdoor louvres. Contact us for an obligation free quote.