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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Right for My Philadelphia Home?

Want to redo your window treatments in Philadelphia but not sure where to start? We’ve compared the difference between two of our most popular styles—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

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

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This premium window treatment is installed on your window frame. They’re frequently seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or created in the color of your choosing.

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

They’re available as either:

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

Browse Now: Louver Shop of Philadelphia Plantation Shutters

Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

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

Window blinds are frequently handled by a pull cord, although some models are cordless.

They’re available 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 Philadelphia 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 fee. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop of Philadelphia Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look similar from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created the same. At Louver Shop of Philadelphia, we’re proud to manufacture our window shutters here in the United States.

That means you’ll get your shutters more quickly—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a beautiful window treatment that will last for a long time to come.

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Premier Style Customized for Your Home

Our premium plantation shutters are highly customizable.

You can determine:

  • Louver size 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is suitable for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design options, such as frame style, to match any style of space

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

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

3. Guaranteed to Last

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

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters are cordless, so you don’t have to worry if your household has small children or pets.

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

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

5. Low Maintenance

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

6. Increase Home Value

We designed our quality shutters to last for a long time. 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 an abundance of benefits.

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

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

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

Your consultant will help you choose 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 Philadelphia design consultant for more information.

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