Are Plantation Shutters Still in Style in Tampa?
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Are Plantation Shutters Still in Style?

When you hear the term “plantation shutters,” you might picture the shutters your grandparents had in their house. You could be envisioning a thin frame with small louvers, knobs and a clasp to keep the panels closed.

Called traditional shutters, this window treatment is the most historical model of shutters. They’re made much like they used to be many years prior. And they’re a fantastic match if you live in a historic home.

But what about genuine plantation shutters? Are these broad-louvered, typically white shutters still stylish this year? Or are they out of date?

At Louver Shop of Tampa, our American-made plantation shutters are a popular seller now. They’re also wanted by homebuyers on account of their longevity, light-filtering capabilities and energy savings. In some instances, they might even increase your house’s resale value.

So, we can confidently say, plantation shutters are still in style in Tampa. And they’ll stay popular for a long time.

Here are a couple suggestions for how you can make this time-honored window treatment complement your house.

Designing Your Plantation Shutters

At Louver Shop of Tampa, we make customizing your plantation shutters a straightforward activity. We begin with a free consultation, where you’ll be paired with a local professional. You’ll look over shutter samples and receive professional measurements, all at no charge and at no obligation.

One of the first steps in selecting the right plantation shutter is determining a plantation shutter material.


Selecting a Material

  • Wood is a premium shutter material. It’s the lightest, hardiest and most standard for plantation shutters. We produce our Louver Shop of Tampa wood shutters from furniture-grade wood, which is the most superior wood available. Since they’re light and strong, wood shutters are great for covering expansive windows. But they aren’t the best option for rooms with high heat or extreme humidity.
  • Faux wood, also referred to as polymer, is a lower-priced shutter material. This material is also highly energy efficient, since it insulates up to three times greater than wood. We make our Louver Shop of Tampa faux wood shutters from thick cellular PVC. This material appears very similar to wood. And it can endure heat, humidity and moisture without cracking.
  • A blend of the two materials provides you the strength of wood frames and the energy efficiency of faux wood louvers.

Choosing Louver Thickness

Our plantation shutters can be customized with three different louver widths, 2½”, 3½” or 4½”. The slimmest size is great for classic architectural styles, for instance colonial, while a thicker style complements present-day farmhouse and other popular home styles. The bigger width also provides a greater view, in addition to added light and air.

Plantation shutters are moved with a tilt rod. This rod is attached to louvers in the midpoint of each panel. For an ultramodern appearance, our PerfectView™ Louver Control System conceals the tilt bar from view.

Choosing Color

Customarily plantation shutters are stained or painted white. White is a classic plantation shutter color that makes your house appear lighter, airier and larger. But many of our plantation shutter styles are available in custom colors. Make yours a statement piece in your home by selecting a stylish finish, such as gray, black or red.

Whichever color or stain you select, you can rest easy realizing your Louver Shop of Tampa shutters have a water-based, low VOC finish. Foreign-made shutters might give off large concentrations of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. These chemical vapors can lead to headaches and respiratory symptoms.

Design Your Custom Plantation Shutters with Louver Shop of Tampa

There’s a reason we’re the #1 company for plantation shutters in Tampa. With our professional skill, free consultation and up-front pricing, we make creating custom shutters an uncomplicated, and even delightful, process. Ready to start customizing your shutters? Give us a call at 888-428-1415 or contact us online now to get your free consultation.