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Top Reasons To Install Plantation Shutters: Part 1

4 Reasons To Consider Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters can offer a custom look to any home. This is especially true of a Kirtz® shutter that is handcrafted from only the finest domestic and exotic hardwoods. If you cannot decide which window dressings to apply in your newly built home we’re here to help. Today, we’re going to list 4 reasons you should consider plantation shutters for your primary window treatments.

1.) They are durable.
Custom plantation shutters are built to last a long time. Kirtz® shutters are real wood, with solid louvers. They are not the cheaper alternative vinyl shutters with hollow louvers. If you calculate the one time cost of your shutters versus the purchasing of other window treatments then you may find that they are less expensive than having to replace window coverings such as drapes or mini-blinds every few years. 

2.) They offer privacy.
Plantation shutters are easily adjustable to let the light stream in, but they also keep prying eyes out. This allows you to maintain your privacy as well as allowing natural light to enter. If you angle the louvers just so, you can even see out, but others won’t be able to see in.

3.) They are energy savers. 
Of course, letting light in is ideal at times, but shutters are also a wonderful choice for insulating your windows. Your energy bills will be lower during the times you choose to keep the warm sunlight out during the summer. In the winter, the shutters also provide an added layer of insulation to keep the cold out.

4.) They are easy to clean. 
Simply put, plantation shutters are easily cleaned by using a lint-free cloth, microfiber cloth, or duster from time to time to wipe off the grime. You don’t even need to take them down in order to clean them, just open the louvers and wipe them down.

If you don’t need another second to decide that plantation shutters are right for your next home project, feel free to give Kirtz® a call at 1-800-416-6455!

Plantation Shutters & Blinds

Mixing Faux Wood Blinds And Plantation Shutters

Blinds, Plantation Shutters, Or Both?

A lot of home builders get stuck when it comes to deciding what to cover their lovely windows with. Many of them like to give the front room a little something “extra” to make those windows really pop, but they aren’t sure of the answer right away. Plantation shutters are a fantastic, aesthetically pleasing option for those dramatic windows.

That leaves the simple windows to question. Once you’ve dressed the front windows up you may find yourself wondering if the rest of the house would still look well put together if you chose to put up blinds. Here’s the low-down on the design front when it comes to mixing faux wood blinds with real wood plantation shutters.

According to many design experts, it’s quite a popular choice to mix faux wood blinds with plantation shutters. In most cases, the front of the home has the most unique windows worth dressing up with the best wood plantation shutters. Kirtz® shutters really give the front of a home that wow factor and they’re truly an investment in your home.

Of course, if you’re building a home or helping to put the design work in place and you’d like to mix it up, Kirtz® Shutters can offer you what you need to get started. That’s right, we do blinds, too!  It would be best to get the colors of your blinds and plantation shutters to be as close to each other as possible, especially if the rest of the home decor is the same throughout. With enough attention to detail, you may even be able to pull off mixing blinds and shutters within the same room!

If you’d like to consult about your custom project, or you’re simply looking for a premium quality, beautiful custom plantation shutters, call us today at 1-800-416-6455 to find out how Kirtz® can help.