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

Want to update your window treatments in Orlando but not sure where to begin? We’ve compared 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 usually seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or matched to the color of your choice.

While the louvers are moved by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows similar to a door.

They can be 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 created from metal, wood, fabric or other materials. This cost-effective window treatment comes in a range of colors and materials.

Window blinds are usually controlled by a pull cord, although some types are cordless.

They’re created 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 Home

We can help you find the right style for your Orlando home during a free, in-home consultation. See 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 Plantation Shutters

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

That means you’ll get your shutters more quickly—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 top-of-the-line plantation shutters are exceptionally customizable.

You can choose:

  • Louver width 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is a good match 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 space

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help lower 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 household has small children or pets.

At Louver Shop, 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. Painless Maintenance

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

6. Better Home Value

We created our quality shutters to last for a long time. 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 usually less pricey, you’ll need to replace them more often. They also don’t afford as much energy efficiency.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

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

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 design consultant for more information.

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