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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Suitable for My Huntsville Space?

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

Both have you covered for privacy and light control. But they have several distinct features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This premium window treatment mounts on your window frame. They’re often seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or produced in the color of your selection.

While the louvers are moved by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows like a door.

These are either:

  • Wood plantation shutters
  • Faux wood plantation shutters
  • Vinyl plantation shutters

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

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

Window blinds are usually operated by a pull cord, although some styles 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. 

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Find the Right Option for Your House

We can help you find the right fit for your Huntsville home during a free, in-home consultation. Check out product samples, get your windows measured and receive our everything’s-included Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote at no expense. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop of North Alabama Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look similar from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created equal. At Louver Shop of North Alabama, we’re proud to make 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 gorgeous window treatment that will last a long time.

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Premium 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 best for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design preferences, such as frame style, to complement any style of space

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help lower utility bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a contemporary synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

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

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 home has young children or pets.

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

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

5. Painless Maintenance

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

6. Increase Home Value

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

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Match Up to Blinds?

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

While window blinds are generally less expensive, you’ll need to replace them more regularly. They also don’t offer as much energy efficiency.

Ask for a Free Consultation Today

Start by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll match you with a design consultant in Huntsville.

Your professional 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 North Alabama design consultant for more information.

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