Plantation Shutters Vs. Traditional

Plantation Shutters Versus Traditional Shutters

What Makes Plantation Shutters Different?

When you think about shutters are you picturing the traditional style or plantation shutters? How can you tell the difference? If you don’t know what to look for in a shutter design, then you are not alone. In fact, there are many home builders and homeowners that don’t know the differences for these varied window treatments. Today, we’re going to discuss the key differences between traditional shutters and plantation shutters to help you make an informed decision when you’re shopping for a brand new look!

The Look Of Traditional Shutters

The main design element to look for in traditional shutters is the small, narrow louvers. The louvers are the angled slats that allow the light to enter a room. The older style shutters can still be seen in some homes with louvers that are 1 1/4 inch. As a result of the small space in between each slat these shutters were more popular for smaller windows.

The Look Of Plantation Shutters

The biggest difference for plantation shutters is the much wider louver style. With Kirtz® plantation shutters you get even more control over the width of the louvers as we offer 3 different sizes. The options are there for flexibility in balancing interior décor with your view of the world around you. The larger the louvers are, the more of a spectacular view to the outdoors you will have. For a better understanding of our louver sizes, you can click here for an example photo.

For some people, the bigger the louvers the better. Of course, not everyone is keen on letting the outside world in too much so going with a smaller shutter louver may be your cup of tea. When shopping for plantation shutters, there are a lot of important features to look for. If you need help deciding what is right for your space, we can help.

Contact Kirtz® at 1-800-416-6455 for your next shutter project!