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Plantation Shutters For Doors

Plantation Shutters: A Treatment Not Just For Windows

Plantation shutters are certainly one of the best ways to brighten up a room while controlling the natural light, but did you know that you could also choose to dress up your doors with the same high quality wood shutters?

At Kirtz® we don’t just give you customized window treatments, however; instead we can help you turn your room into a work of art with matching plantation shutters all around. For a seamless look we’ll even be able to match the plantation shutters of your choosing with your own furniture, the wood trimming throughout the home, or other design elements in a room. We can also do anything from plain wood, staining, or glazing!

As seen in the photo above, many homeowners like to dress up their sunburst windows and doors with plantation shutters to achieve an elegant appearance, but other popular choices include adding them to French Doors or patio doors. The addition of shutters on doors rather than blinds helps to eliminate the annoying banging of the blinds as the doors open and closes.

The nice part about plantation shutters on the doors is that, just like with the windows, they aren’t just beautiful, but functional! Homeowners can choose to let outside light in or completely close the louvers for a darker room or to make use of indoor light only. Kirtz® offers customers the ability to decide between 2 ½ inch, 3 ½ inch, or 4 ½ louvers which makes a difference in how much the user sees beyond the room they’re in when the shutters are opened.

If you’re in the market for plantation shutters for your doors let us help give you something elegant and long lasting. You can give Kirtz® a call at 1-800-416-6455 or by clicking right here to get started on your next customized shutter project.

Plantation Shutters on French Doors

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Many people are at a loss with how to do window treatments  on doors, especially when a lever handle is involved and it is in a high traffic area.

Lets look at some common window treatment solutions for these doors.  Our in- home sales division (in OK and KS)  has put all these products on doors for customers,  so the basis for this blog is our experience.

Wood blinds-  Many blind manufacturers solution is to do a cut out of the blind slats around the handle, thus preventing the slats hitting the handle when they are opened and closed.  The drawbacks of this solution, is that is does not offer as much privacy as many homeowners desire and clearance is still an issue when raising or lowering the blind.   Another option is to order a very small slat so that the blind fits behind the handle.    This can be a good solution, but small size slats are only offered in certain product lines, so your options are a bit more limited.  Also,   if you want the larger slats for other windows in the room,  it breaks the flow a bit.

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