For those who’ve never delved into window coverings before – e.g. first-home builders/buyers – plantation shutters are a classic type of covering based around large wooden louvres. Unlike curtains and blinds, they are a permanent fixture. The name comes from the fact that they were often to be found in the mansions at the centre of plantations and other grand properties of yesteryear. But these particular shutters have never gone out of style and still fit beautifully into homes on the South Coast and pretty much anywhere else.
The benefits of plantation shutters are many, but we’ll list 10 of the positives most commonly mentioned by people who have these window coverings in their properties.
1. Good Light Control
Plantation shutters offer better light control than either blinds or curtains. If you want to guarantee rooms can be well lit or darkened, these shutters are a great option.
2. Good Noise Control
Because of their sturdy wooden construction, plantation shutters are also effective at blocking noise from outside and, at the same time, making rooms more private.
3. Provide Insulation
Again, due to their being more substantial than other window coverings, plantation shutters provide extra insulation. This increases the energy efficiency of your home and, as a result, lowers heating bills.
4. Easy to Clean
Unlike venetian blinds or vertical blinds, plantation shutters aren’t fiddly or time-consuming to clean. They are robust and easy to keep looking their best at all times.
5. Always in Style
Plantation shutters are one of those design features that just have a timeless appeal. You won’t be wanting to replace them in a couple of years because of changing fashions.
6. More Impactful
If you’re trying to work to a theme or a colour scheme throughout your property, you’ll find that big, bold plantation shutters will contribute more to the overall effect than alternative window coverings.
7. Durable and Long Lasting
Where curtains and blinds are susceptible to signs of wear or accidental/careless damage, plantation shutters are straight-up tough. You can expect many years of unimpeded use from them.
8. Add Value to Your Home
Thanks to their enduring popularity and the fact they imbue a home with a touch of class, plantation shutters are well known for raising real-estate value.
9. Represent a Complete Solution
Unlike situations where two different window coverings are required – e.g. a roller blind and a curtain together – plantation shutters are the total package.
10. Worth the Investment
While the initial cost and time to install plantation shutters may be higher, it’s often said by owners that this is far outweighed by the long-term benefits of these coverings. They’re an investment people don’t regret.
Ordering Plantation Shutters
Dreaming of installing plantation shutters in your property? Contact South Coast Furnishings and we’ll be happy to make that dream a reality. We have years of knowledge and experience on the topic, and offer a free measure and quote. You can reach us by calling (03) 5952 1488.