PLANTATION SHUTTER INNOVATIONS
Also growing in popularity for 2021 are hidden tilt rods, which take the bar off the shutter's front. Shutters are operated directly by tilting the louver with your hand or via remote control for motorized solutions.
In some instances, they may even boost your home's resale value. So, we can confidently say, plantation shutters are still in style. And they'll remain in style for years to come.
Wood is the most traditional material used in plantation shutter construction, but there are several areas where wood is not the best choice for your shutter. Since it is susceptible to moisture and humidity, we don't recommend wood shutters (or faux wood) in the bathroom, attic, and garage.
How do shutters add value to your home? Having beautiful custom-made plantation shutters can add style, elegance, and functionality to your home, which adds value you cannot put a price on. But other benefits like insulation, energy efficiency, and increased property value have financial benefits as well!
They are distracting, heavy and not symmetrical or balanced. And the one window is too wide for shutters. A good rule of thumb if you are considering adding (or trying to decide whether to keep) shutters: if your windows are wider than they are tall, they won't look good with shutters.
In 2022, simplicity and minimalism are emerging in curtain and drapery styles. Less fluff and more flow are the way to go when choosing new curtains for your home. Classic materials like cotton and linen are top of the trend list to match the light, relaxing, naturalist themes this year.
Will my room seem smaller with shutters? When decorating a room the main objective is normally to make a room seem as big and as spacious as possible. Adding shutters to your room will not detract from this and can even enhance the space.
They protect against storms or other inclement weather. The provide relief from the hot summer sun and cold winter winds. They keep rain, hail, sleet and snow off your windows, and extend their life. They can provide privacy or help to darken a room for sleep.
Today, shutters are used extensively all over the world, for functional and aesthetic purposes. Do all houses need shutters? Absolutely not, and many, many houses would look much better without shutters, rather than with “today's” shutters.
Will you find shutters on high-style modern homes such as Eichlers? No. But you will find them on more modest houses of the mid-century period.
Contrary to popular belief, not every window needs shutters. Shocker. Proper shutters should at least appear large enough to cover the entirety of the window when shut (as that's, you know, the whole point of shutters).
Whether you're looking to update your shutters with a new coat of paint or replace them altogether, removing your shutters from the wall can be trickier than you think. Many shutters use special fasteners that look like screws, but can't be removed using a standard drill or screwdriver.
The natural look is on trend for 2021. This includes a lot of greenery (real or faux), sustainable materials, and natural-looking textures and fabrics. Our Value Cordless Woven Wood/Bamboo Shades are perfect for maximizing this look.
Hanging curtains over blinds adds extra depth and elegance to your windows, as blinds alone can look cold or unfinished. Sometimes hanging curtains on their own is sufficient, but occasionally you need to add extra privacy or light control.
Zebra Shades are a very modern alternative to a horizontal blind. Zebra Shades are Roller shades that allow you to transition between sheer and privacy. The blinds can be adjusted so that the 3" zebra stripes line up-offering privacy, light control, and insulation.
The cost to install plantation shutters is $20 to $45 per square foot with most homeowners spending $100 to $200 for a professional to install a pair.
Bahama hurricane shutters, or Bermuda shutters, are $20 to $35 per square foot and $45 to $100 per hour to install. You might pay $185 to $345 to have these protective coverings installed on a 24-inch by 42-inch window. Expect to pay $1,480 to $2,720 for the installation of eight of the same size.
Because of their understated beauty, plantation shutters are particularly popular within modern homes that emphasize clean lines and simplicity. They're subtle, but they can still make a statement. In your home, plantation shutters communicate one thing above all: elegance.