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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Best for My Boston House?

Want to change out your window treatments in Boston but not sure where to start? We’ve studied the difference between two of our best-selling window treatments—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

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

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This classic window treatment is fixed on your window frame. They’re often seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or matched to the color of your selection.

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

These are either:

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

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have slim slats built from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This affordable window treatment comes in a range of colors and materials.

Window blinds are often controlled 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 Space

We can help you find the right fit for your Boston 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 Boston Plantation Shutters

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

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

Learn more about the many benefits of our shutters.

1. Top Style Customized for Your Home

Our premier plantation shutters are highly customizable.

You can select:

  • 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 choices, such as frame style, to complement any style of space

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help lower utility bills. Save even more with LouverWood®, a state-of-the-art 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 home has young children or pets.

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

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

5. Easy Maintenance

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

6. Increase Home Value

We fashioned 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 Stand Up to Blinds?

Interior shutters are an investment in your home and offer many benefits.

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

Ask for a Free Consultation Today

Get started by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll pair you with a design consultant in Boston.

Your expert will help you select 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 Boston design consultant for more information.

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