For bedrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, family rooms and bathrooms, plantation shutters are ideal to keep out excess sunlight and to help prevent your furniture from fading. Plantation shutters are installed inside your window rather than out to allow you to control shade and privacy with convenience and ease. Interior plantation shutters last a long time and add class and value to your home. Like other wood shades, they are versatile enough to be the main piece of any style of décor, traditional or contemporary. Plantation shutters have a long life and require less maintenance than other window treatments. There are three main types of plantation shutters, hardwood, vinyl and basswood.
Basswood plantation shutters are warp resistant and nicely show the grain staining in the wood. They can be painted in any color and they are easily installed. Most basswood plantation shutters are custom made to fit your windows. However, they are made of wood, so overtime, they may show wear and tear.
Hardwood plantation shutters are custom made from hardwood trees like cedar, alder and poplar. They are the most popular of the plantation shutters because of their durability, strength, appeal and low maintenance. For an upscale appearance in your home, hardwood shutters are a great option.
Vinyl plantation shutters are more economical in comparison to hardwood and basswood shutters. Also custom made, the vinyl is more durable than wood and they are not as prone to showing wear and tear. They are a great option for the kitchen and bath because they are more resistant to heat and steam. While they do not fade or develop cracks, they are not as authentic and rich looking as a traditional wooden plantation shutter.