Plantation shutters – why are they so popular?

If you know about the history of plantation shutters, you’ll know they’ve been relied upon for hundreds of years as the best type of window treatment for homes around the world. With a raft of benefits such as privacy and light control in addition to their timeless look and feel, they’ve become a mainstay for their balance of form and function in homes from Ancient Greece to the modern-day.

Timeless Window Treatment

If you grew up in a house with shutters, it’s likely you can still picture a particular window, half-closed, with plantation shutters casting patterns of sunlight onto the floor. Quite simply, it’s a look that curtains or other window dressings can’t match especially in tricky areas that experience high moisture levels, which makes them the best window treatment for bathrooms. Highly distinctive, timeless, and something that looks as good in the present day as it did then. It’s no wonder they’ve never gone out of fashion.

Shutters Practical Benefits

But it’s not all about looks, plantation shutters bring other benefits, too. The versatility provided by moving their slats from open to closed – or anywhere in between – also makes shutters the best privacy window treatments. In addition to this, shutters will also help to regulate light, heat, sound whilst providing safety for children with no hanging cords.

The ability to use something built-in, which uses no electricity to control the amount of light and sound a room lets in – as well as cooling down your house in the warmest of the summer months – is something that keeps homeowners coming back to plantation shutters, generation after generation.

Affordable

The last thing? Cost. Plantation shutters tend to be more affordable than people think to buy and install in the first place, and that’s before you add in the fact that with their incredibly hard-wearing nature, and they’ll last for decades without showing wear and tear (something you can’t always say for fabric curtains). It may be that over a lifetime of daily use, plantation shutters are a cost-saver you simply haven’t been taken advantage of, which instantly makes them the best type of window treatment.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our shutters as well as our service here at Shutterly Fabulous. Our friendly team are happy to answer your questions. Call us on 0800 970 0800 or send an email to hello@shutterlyfabulous.com.

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