Custom Plantation Shutters in Salt Lake and Utah County
My clients are mainly looking for plantation shutters in Salt Lake County or custom plantation shutters in Utah County, but we do serve areas outside of that. Plus my hometown is right here in Herriman so if you are looking for custom plantation shutters in Herriman I'm your girl! Click on the appropriate link if you came here looking for window blinds or roller shades.
These tend to go by many names; interior window shutters, window shutters indoor, wood interior shutters, inside window shutters, custom plantation shutters, interior shutters, custom shutters, window shutters, you get the drift... Let's just start with plantation shutters.
Window shutters are the most durable and sturdy window treatment. They can cover not only
the windows inside of your house, but cover and decorate the windows around the outside of
Shutters have evolved over time, but not by much. Exterior shutters have since then added
color and an individual slat that looks nailed together to others, and often don’t even match the
size of the windows they are near. Indoor shutters are an easy treatment for interior windows,
but often come at a price point many are trying to avoid. In this guide, we will be giving you all
the information you need to make an educated decision with the shutters or window treatments
you choose for your home.
There are only two different types of materials used for shutters, and those are the Faux Wood
Plantation Shutters and the Wood Plantation Shutters. Although it may seem simple to know
how to pick between the two, you are going to need some guidance, and it isn’t as easy as it
Faux Wood Plantation Shutters
Faux wood shutters or polywood shutters are mainly used in high humidity areas. This way they won't warp over the years. They come in a variety of colors just like regular shutters. The biggest difference is the price point. Because we reinforce them with metal inside of the slats it makes them last longer in kitchens and bathrooms where the humidity is higher from time to time.
Wood Plantation Shutters
Real wood is the way to go when shopping for shutters in or out of your home. The real wood is
going to be able to stand the test of time, and they won’t have a limited lifetime. You will likely
have the shutters you pick now as the shutters you have when you one day sell your home. If
you go with a louvers window shutter inside of your home, and the hinges are good, you will
also see these shutters live a whole lifetime.
If you are unfamiliar with louvered shutters, they are the kind of window shutters that have
hinges on each slat, making little doors in the window for the light to come in. Louvers shutters
the most popular shutter for the inside of a home, as they are covering the window and not next
to the window like most traditional shutters.
Louvers that are made with real wood are the best you can get for the interior of your home.
Shades don’t give you the durability that shutters offer you, and blinds are shutters are too
different to categorize them as the same. The width across the window and the frame the
louvers shutters possess are second to none. If you are looking for something to cover the
inside windows, this is it.
Louvers can block out bright white light, keep your house cool from the sun, and they can even
be made with custom wood.
There are many other things you can do to your plantation shutters. I started a list below, but if you think something should be on the list that is not yet email or text me what it is! These are all things that I will walk you through during our free consultation as well.
What if my existing window has a molding already?
That is just fine. We will match the color of the molding so you would not notice a difference. If your window doesn't have a molding around it even better! Now you get to choose which molding you want to surround your new plantation shutters!
Visible Control Rods vs Hidden Control Rods
This one is totally personal preference. Some people love the rod down the middle of the plantation shutters. Kinda has that country feel and I totally love that. I also love the idea of a clean slat view. Here are two
examples so you can see what I'm talking about. There are many names for these as well. Tilt rods, hidden tilt rods, rodless, control rods, and probably many others I can't think of right now. Notice how one of the images has another rod down the middle of all the slats and the other one doesn't? That is the difference.
To Split or Not to Split the Tilt Rod in Plantation Shutters
This one is again preference and then what is the use case for the location of the window. If they are on higher windows and you just want to either have them open or not then I would not advise to split the rod. If the windows are in a bedroom I think it is fun to close the bottom 2/3 of the shutters and leave the top 1/3 open to let the light in. This way it gives the privacy you want without taking away all the sunlight. It just depends on how you would use it and what look you want.