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Three Surprising Benefits of Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters

When choosing window treatments for your home, do you gravitate towards options that give your room a sense of bespoke elegance? If so, you’re probably already familiar with plantation shutters. These products have a reputation for gracing gracious country homes and relaxed coastal retreats alike, making them an appealing option for homeowners looking to elevate the style of their living spaces.

But did you know that window shutters can do more than give a room some antebellum charm? Whether you’re thinking about investing in wood or composite shutters, you’re sure to enjoy the plethora of additional benefits that these window treatments offer.

1.     Adaptable Style

Most people immediately associate plantation shutters with ornate mansions in sunny, southern climates. However, the truth is that contemporary shutters possess an incredibly versatile appearance. In fact, we’ve seen beautiful shutters that complement all sorts of décor styles, including:

  • Modern
  • Contemporary
  • Rustic
  • Mediterranean
  • Craftsman
  • Traditional
  • Transitional
  • Country

Part of this versatility comes from the way these window treatments get installed. Master craftsmen design and construct shutters that will perfectly fit to a home’s windows. This allows experienced installers to fit them so neatly into window frames that they look like an organic extension of a home’s architecture. For this reason, plantation shutters—perhaps more than any other window treatment style—tend to provide a sense of completeness to the room in which they are installed.

What’s more, shutters possess an incredibly trim profile that easily adapts to different décor styles. With the right coat of paint or wood stain, narrow-louvered shutters with tilt rods will serve as an attractive part of a traditional or country room. On the other hand, dark-colored shutters with wide louvers and no tilt rod will make a stunning counterpart for contemporary or modern décor.

2.      Light Control

Sometimes, you want to relax in the warm, natural light filling your living spaces. Other times, you want to block out as much light as possible so that you can enjoy just five more minutes of sleep. Lucky for you, plantation shutters offer the best of both worlds when it comes to light control.

By precisely angling your louvers, you can either allow sunshine to directly flood your living spaces or direct it up towards the ceiling for more diffused light. Additionally, since the louvers are custom fitted to your windows, there aren’t any gaps around the sides of shutters for light to peek through.

And if you want to enjoy as much light as possible? You can swing the entire shutter unit away from the windows to open your space up to expansive views and a flood of sunshine.

3.      Insulation

House windows may open your living spaces up with natural light and sweeping views, but they also leave your home vulnerable to temperature transfer from the outdoors. Fortunately, wood and composite shutters provide exceptional insulation. Since the thick frames aren’t naturally conductive, they provide an effective barrier against exceptionally hot or cold temperatures when closed. And since they fit neatly against your window frames, these window treatments don’t have any gaps around the edges that would allow drafts to slip in.

At Galaxy Draperies, we appreciate everything that plantation shutters have to offer. That’s why we install them for Los Angeles-area homeowners! Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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"From scheduling our appointment to meeting with our designer, Bernadette, and the installer, Alfredo, we were met with professionalism and comforted in knowing we were dealing with people who knew what they were doing. Arrival times were well within the two-hour window. Bernadette shared her knowledge and expertise to help us choose the window treatments that best fit our needs and budget. We are so pleased with the final result and look forward to covering the rest of the window in our home."

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"My wife and I recently moved and were in the market for new shades for our bathroom , living room and kitchen . We didn't really have a set vision so it was unbelievable when our designer Karen went through all the possibilities and showed us what would work well with the setup . Karen was not only very professional , she was personable and super knowledgeable about the products. I wish I could have her design the rest of our house ! Great product , great designer, great experience!"

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"I would like to say that Galaxy Draperies was the best choice we've made. We recently purchased a new home and wanted to thank Bernadette for the amazing service she provided. I was referred to her by my sister, which also happened to purchase through you guys. Not only did Bernadette make me feel comfortable but it felt like I was working with family."

Kathy S
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"Ordered Roman Shades for five windows. Designer who came to our home was nice and professional, Roman Shades arrived on time, the installation was handled by their installer who called and asked if he could come by earlier than our appointment, which was great. He was friendly, professional and did a great job! Highly recommend this company."

Amy R
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"I had a great experience with Galaxy. The designer presented me with several options and was very helpful in designing my window treatments. The installers were very professional, courteous, and careful! I will definitely use them in the future!"

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