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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Suitable for My Tampa Space?

Want to redo your window treatments in Tampa but not sure where to start? We’ve examined the difference between two of our top sellers—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have you covered for privacy and light control. But they have several distinguishing features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This premium window treatment mounts on your window frame. They’re often seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or created in the color of your choosing.

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

These are either:

  • Wood plantation shutters
  • Faux wood plantation shutters
  • Vinyl plantation shutters

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have thin slats made from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This economical window treatment comes in an assortment of colors and materials.

Window blinds are often controlled by a pull cord, although some models 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 Tampa 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 of Tampa Plantation Shutters

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

That means you’ll get your shutters faster—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a gorgeous window treatment that will last for a long time to come.

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Premium Style Customized for Your Home

Our top-of-the-line plantation shutters are highly customizable.

You can determine:

  • Louver size 
  • 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 preferences, such as frame style, to work with any style of home

2. Improved Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help curb energy 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 industry.

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters are cord-free, so you don’t have to worry if your home has little children or pets.

At Louver Shop of Tampa, we use nontoxic, water-based finishes that are safe for your family and the environment.

Foreign-made shutters are often finished with paints high in volatile organic compounds, which can cause headaches and dizziness.

5. Easy Maintenance

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

6. Increase Home Value

We fashioned our quality shutters to last for years to come. As a custom, permanent window treatment, they can also increase your home’s value.

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Compare to Blinds?

Interior shutters are an investment in your home and offer an abundance of benefits.

While window blinds are generally less costly, you’ll need to replace them more frequently. 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 Tampa.

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 of Tampa design consultant for more information.