Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Suitable for My Cleveland House?

Want to update your window treatments in Cleveland but not sure where to dive in? We’ve examined the difference between two of our most popular styles—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have your home covered for privacy and light control. But they have several differentiating features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

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

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

They’re available as 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 a range of colors and materials.

Window blinds are usually operated by a pull cord, although some models are cordless.

They’re made 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 House

We can help you find the right look for your Cleveland home during a free, in-home consultation. Experience 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 Cleveland Plantation Shutters

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

That means you’ll receive your shutters quicker—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 many benefits of our shutters.

1. Premium Style Customized for Your Home

Our premium plantation shutters are exceptionally customizable.

You can select:

  • Louver width 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is best for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design options, such as frame style, to match any style of space

2. Better Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease electricity 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 have no cords, so you don’t have to worry if your home has young children or pets.

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

Foreign-made shutters are often stained 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 need tightening or adjustment.

6. Increase Home Value

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

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Match Up to Blinds?

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

While window blinds are typically less expensive, you’ll need to replace them more often. They also don’t offer as much energy efficiency.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Begin by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll match you with a design consultant in Cleveland.

Your expert will help you choose 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 Cleveland design consultant for more information.

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