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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Suitable for My Detroit House?

Want to change out your window treatments in Detroit but not sure where to dive in? We’ve studied 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 often seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or created in the color of your choice.

While the louvers are managed 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

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have thin slats created from metal, wood, fabric or similar materials. This cost-effective window treatment comes in a range of colors and finishes.

Window blinds are often controlled by a pull cord, although some styles are cordless.

They’re made 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 Space

We can help you discover the right look for your Detroit home during a free, in-home consultation. Experience 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 Metro Detroit Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look very much alike from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created similarly. At Louver Shop of Metro Detroit, we’re proud to produce our window shutters here in the United States.

That means you’ll have your shutters quicker—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a classic window treatment that will last for years.

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Premium Style Customized for Your Home

Our premier plantation shutters are exceptionally customizable.

You can select:

  • 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 options, such as frame style, to work with any style of home

2. Improved Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease electricity 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 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 family has young children or pets.

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

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

5. Painless Maintenance

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

6. Increase Home Value

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

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Compare 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 frequently. 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 Detroit.

Your expert 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 Metro Detroit design consultant for more information.

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