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Are Blinds More Efficient than Shutters?

Choosing a window dressing for your space may appear difficult at first glance.

There’s always an individual preference, and that can make a huge difference. There are some things to consider, like deciding between blinds or interior shutters for your Detroit house. How should you figure out the window covering that’s right for your home?

Start with our free, in-home consultation to help you find a beautiful window treatment. Others would charge you for every step of their process, but we’ll start off at no charge. Right fromyour no-commitment consultation, measurements and Complete Comfort Pricing™ quote.

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Here are a selection of variations between blinds and shutters.

LouverWood Shutters in a Sunroom

Interior Shutters

Rather than blinds, shutters attach to the window frame themself. If you’re looking to add value to your home, Louver Shop of Metro Detroit offers quite a few gorgeous selections. Some of the benefits of selecting interior shutters include:

Durable and Long-Lasting

While interior shutters carry a higher price to install, they can last for life. We know our Traditional Shutters are well-loved for a reason. All this time later, we’re one of the only businesses who still make them.

Low Maintenance

Your Louver Shop of Metro Detroit shutters are crafted with the finest American hardwood to withstand usual wear and tear. We also offer one of the most extensive lifetime guarantees in the industry to make sure your shutters stay in good condition.

Better Insulation

Interior shutters are useful insulators and are an excellent choice for indoor temperature control. We utilize an exclusive faux wood polymer in our LouverWood™ Shutters. This component is up to three times more insulating than conventional wood shutters, and may help you cut down on electricity charges.

Related: Are Wood or Vinyl Shutters Better for My Home?

Horizontal Parkland Blinds


Blinds are the most frequently used window hangings.

Unlike shutters, they attach to the inside of or above the window recess. They’re also made in a wider array of fabrics, colors and looks than shutters.

Consider these things when deciding between blinds and interior shutters:


Blinds are typically less expensive than shutters, but our Hunter Douglas blinds don’t abandon value for budget-friendly interior design. And some styles are available with convenient motorized operating systems you can command with your phone.

Light Control and Privacy

Blinds provide a huge deal of light control and privacy, whether you are looking at horizontal blinds or vertical blinds. Both styles protect against strong sunlight. They also prevent sun damage to your furniture and flooring.

Highly Customizable

Blinds come in a wide variety of different kinds of materials, colors and patterns. With so many alternatives to choose from, Louver Shop of Metro Detroit will help you design the best match for your home.

Related: Shutters vs. Blinds—What’s Right for My Home?

Create Custom Shutters and Blinds with Professional Help from Louver Shop of Metro Detroit

So which window treatment is best for your home?

Both interior shutters and blinds are useful in a variety of ways. Interior shutters add richness and a bit of timelessness to your space. They are also strong and can increase your home’s value.

Blinds are less expensive and gorgeous options that are easy to utilize and clean. Plus, you can choose from more materials, fabrics and colors to match your home.

Ready to start making your own custom window treatments? Schedule a free, in-home consultation with Louver Shop of Metro Detroit today. Your local Louver Shop of Metro Detroit design expert will look at all the styles with you from the comfort of your own space.

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