Plantation shutters are beautiful and elegant window covers that can be used to bring old-world charm to your home, control light entering a room and provide a great amount of privacy. If you’d like to have plantation shutters fitted, but you don’t know where to start, read through this article or give us a call today – we’ll be delighted to help!
Expression Blinds have been making and fitting custom-made plantation shutters in the north west for over ten years, and we can build and fit shutters to any size window or door – just let us know what you need and our fitters will do the rest!
What Are Plantation Shutters?
Plantation shutters are a versatile, solid wooden blinds type that sit inside a frame fitted to the windowsill. The slats of the blinds, which are sometimes called louvres, can be tilted to adjust their angle, allowing you to control the amount of light and air coming in from fully open to fully closed.
They are named for the plantations of the southern United States, since the shade and airflow control they offered made them extremely popular on the mansions of rich plantation owners – although these shutter types have been in use since ancient Greece!
Why Get Plantation Shutters?
As we mentioned above, plantation shutters are extremely versatile in their operation, and have stayed popular for so long thanks to that versatility.
Being made from wood, they effectively act as blackout blinds when fully closed, and can improve sleep by cutting down on the amount of unwanted light entering a room. This can make them an attractive prospect for nurseries or the rooms of people who work nights (or just enjoy a lie in!). They also muffle sound, helping cut down on noise pollution and making them a great option for city dwellers who want to switch off and get some sleep.
When partially opened, the slats allow light into the room and can let breezes in if the windows are open, but privacy is maintained while the slats are slanted. Passers-by can’t just peer in, and the physical barrier presented by the wooden shutter helps provide solid security and peace of mind when there are children or pets in the room. Enjoy cool breezes on hot days without compromising security!
Plantation shutters are also a timeless addition to any building – they always look great, and can be made to suit your décor scheme and architecture by our expert blinds fabricators. Whether you’re living in a Georgian or Edwardian home, a 60’s throwback, or a newbuild, plantation shutters will look elegant and feel great! Plus, by boosting the functionality of the windows and creating the impression of an elegant, well-maintained home, they can even bump up the house price, if you’re inclined to sell.
What Styles of Plantation Shutters Are There?
At Expression Blinds, we make all our blinds from scratch to suit your specifications, and will always send a fitter out for a free consultation before making your blinds, to make sure you’ve talked about your options and taken the precise measurements needed to hand-craft your shutters to order.
Since they’re custom-made, we can usually accommodate any style requests you might have, although the most common plantation shutters types are full-length shutters that cover the entire window, offering nice clean lines for the aesthetic of the house; tier-on-tier plantation shutters, which have upper and lower panels and are the most versatile plantation shutter types; café-style plantation shutters, which only cover the bottom half of the window to provide privacy to seated people while keeping light at a maximum; and finally solid plantation shutters, which are solid wood and provide unbeatable privacy and light exclusion at the cost of versatility.
What Are Plantation Shutters Made From?
Plantation shutters are almost always made from wood – durable, hard-wearing and classically elegant, wooden plantation shutters far outperform other materials in this regard.
Are Plantation Shutters Available in a Range of Colours?
At Expression Blinds, you can get plantation shutters in any colours you’d like! Just talk to your fitter at your free consultation about it, or call us to speak to one of the fabricators. We’ll be happy to help!
Looking for Plantation Shutters in the Northwest? Contact Us Today!
If you’d like to know more about plantation shutters, you can get in touch with us time by calling us on 0161 241 9686 between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or contact us any time using the Contact Us page on this site.
Our team will be happy to talk through anything you need, and provide any information you’re looking for – they can even talk you through the steps of your free consultation with our fitters so you know what to expect, as well as the manufacture and fitting process, if you’d like to know more about how we’ll make your shutterss.
You can also use this site for more information if you’d prefer – with more than 10 years of experience in making and fitting fully-custom shutters and blinds all over the North West, we’ve accumulated a wealth of information on this site for you to look through. You’ll be able to find pages on available shutter types, the fitting and ordering process, the pros and cons of different types, and more – so give it a look if you want to know more!
If you’re thinking of some blinds to go with the shutters, each of the dedicated Blinds Pages has information on that particular type of blinds, what it’s best for and what we can do with it, including available materials, so there’s plenty of information there to help you decide what you’re after. Don’t forget, though – if in doubt, just give us a call or send us a message!
We hope to hear from you soon!