Plantation shutters are commonly referred to as “The Ultimate Window Covering”. Their versatility makes the desirable for both traditional and contemporary decors.
Shutters are always popular due to their high resale value, effective insulation, ability to regulate light and remarkably good looks. Use plantation shutters in any room and they seldom if ever need a fabric valance or drapery to dress them up.
However, to bring a splash of color into the room, fabric drapery treatments framing the shutters is truly classic.
Over the centuries, shutters have stood the test of time and have been a leading source for light control, protection from the elements, and temperature control. Ancient Greece is said to have first developed the shutters out of marble. When use of the shutter spread throughout the Mediterranean and the Roman Empire, wood then became the building material of choice.
Later, with the development of glass windows, shutters made a gradual shift to the inside of homes. In the eighteenth century, as Western influence spread across The Americas, so too did the sophisticated design of the louvered shutter. Its look and feel contributed greatly to the charm of Colonial (later Traditional) style, from the Caribbean and across North America.
Since that time, today’s shutters have changed very little. New framing has allowed for more applications and easier installation. New materials beyond wood, such as aluminum and PVC, have propelled shutters to go even further and reach more environments. However, the classic look of the shutter has remained relatively untouched and unrevised for ages.
That soft, faint, beautiful glow, that only a shutter’s louver, coupled with the sun’s rays, can provide, has changed very little.
Plantation Shutters are bespoke and handcrafted to order, and are made using only the finest materials. They are available in five different wood finishes, in different shades of white, stained timber finishes, natural oiled timber finishes and custom colors, so there’s an option to suit every customer and budget. Plantation Shutters come in four main styles, Cafe, Tier on Tier, Full Height and Shaped. They have a choice of different louvre sizes, 47mm, 64mm, 89mm and 127mm, and are also available as solid panels.
You can adjust the amount of light entering by manoeuvering the louvers, have tier on tier so you can open the top set while keeping the bottom set closed to allow more light in and still retain some privacy, or open them completely to give maximum daylight. When closed, not only do they give privacy, but also reduce external noise. They are a stylish, durable product guaranteed not only to add that wow factor to your property but also to add value to your home. All of our Plantation Shutters come with a 3 year guarantee and are individually tailor made to fit your windows. Battery operated electric remote control is also available.