Shutters have been around for over 500 years in one form or another and although you may sometimes see them on the outside of the house, they were originally created for indoor use. At the time of their creation, the walls of houses or buildings were usually too thick for plantation shutters to be accessed easily on the outside. They were originally just solid pieces of wood – meant for security and not much else.
As time has passed and building practices have developed, shutters have also changed. Firstly, with louvers created to be able to deflect rain but allow ventilation and light. And then, as glass became more readily available and inexpensive, as dressings on windows for style and function.
We must warn you though! You may have a home that won’t suit the style of a plantation shutter. Always choose your window coverings with thought to the style of the home, the way your home functions, and the specific functions you want your window coverings to perform.
Are shutters outdated? Definitely not.
Not only can you work with a company to measure and install your plantation shutters so that they are a perfect fit (Contact us) but you can get as creative as you like with your designs. Plantation shutters can be manufactured in practically any colour to suit the interior of your home to perfection. The fact that shutters can work with nearly any décor style, meant that they’re standard in many homes.
Are plantation shutters out of style? Of course not!
You may already be aware of the long-term cost benefits to plantation shutters, but if not, you should know… plantation shutters are a worthwhile investment for any home. While they look incredibly attractive, they also work as a second level of insulation on your windows. This means less heating required in winter, less cooling in summer, and more money staying in your bank account.
You will find over time that your flooring, décor, and upholstery benefits from their protection limiting harmful UVA and UVB rays into your home.
Are shutters outdated? Never.
Plantation shutters may cost a little more in the original outlay as far as window dressings go but you will find they are an investment for the long-term. When cared for properly they can last the entire life span of your home and keep their value as well.
Are plantation shutters out of style? Not on your nelly.
5. Increase Property Value
As plantation shutters stay with the house if it is sold, they are a valuable contributor to any valuation put on your home. They are also the ONLY window covering you can add to the cost of a home as they stay behind if you leave. Plantation shutters are basically furniture for your windows and are a real asset.
Are plantation shutters outdated? If you’re still asking, come check out our showroom for proof!