Plantation Shutters vs. California Shutters vs. Traditional Shutters | Louver Shop of Greensboro
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What's the Difference Between Plantation Shutters, California Shutters and Traditional Shutters?

Installing custom shutters can add a burst of brightness and style to your residence.

Since they are a permanent investment, you’ll want to make the selection that best fits your preference and budget. After all, quality shutters may even help increase your Greensboro house’s value.

There are many interior shutter options to choose from—plantation shutters, California shutters and traditional shutters. In addition, there’s a huge collection of colors, stains and materials!

There are tiny differences between the three styles, and they might influence how these shutters will appear in your home. Among the top distinctions is the size of the louvers themselves, but there are added distinctions in addition.

When you work with a window treatment specialist like Louver Shop of Greensboro, we make it simple to choose the ideal shutters for your space.

Our free, in-home consultation supports you get started. We’ll bring the options to your residence so you can see our good-looking, durable shutters. That way, you can view how the tints and materials will enhance your residence.

Keep reading to discover the tiny distinctions between the three types.


Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are the best-selling interior shutters now. They’re typically designed with a 3 ½” louver but can also have 2 ½” or 4 ½” louvers.

If you desire an up-to-date fashion that can brighten any space and add a sophisticated appearance, plantation shutters are an excellent choice.

Materials and Colors

Premium shutters are crafted from thick cellular PVC, furniture-grade wood or a mixture of the two materials.

PVC helps use less energy since it insulates up to three times better than wood. It doesn’t weigh a lot and is long-lasting. Wood has a timeless style and can be stained to work with your favorite color option.

They often are available in white colors to lighten up a room, but also are created in darker tints.

Louver Thickness

Louver width influences how broad of a view you’ll receive when your shutters are open. And how much sunshine will be let into your residence.

  • 2 ½”—This the smallest louver size for plantation shutters. It works well if you’re trying to complement existing shutters in your house or are going for an antique style. This size works well for smaller windows, but also can be installed on big ones.
  • 3 ½”—This is one of the most requested louver thicknesses, because it provides an up-to-date style. It works well on small to large windows while allowing in enough natural light.
  • 4 ½”—This is also a favorite louver size, as it offers a very contemporary feel. It’s best for big windows and patio doors, since it provides the best view.

California Shutters

California shutters have a 2 ½” louver that’s frequently white.

Deluxe kinds of this shutter are manufactured from dense cellular PVC or furniture-grade wood. They might also be crafted from a combination of the two materials.

This type of shutter can be stained or painted a variety of colors, although California shutters are typically white. This keeps rooms inviting while allowing in sunshine.

Because California shutters have a narrower louver, they have a more traditional appearance. They work well on either small or large windows.

We can help you create this look for your home by personalizing our most wanted plantation shutters.


Traditional Shutters

Traditional shutters are a historically accurate style with narrow frames and 1 ¼” minute louvers.

Quality versions of this shutter are manufactured from furniture-grade real wood, such as basswood. They offer a traditional style that works with any window width.

We created Louver Shop of Greensboro on these shutters a long time ago. Now, we’re among a couple of companies in the world who still create this kind.

Fit is Important for Custom Shutters

A tight fit is important, no matter which shutter type you design.

Off-the-shelf shutters might seem like a great purchase, but they may not be suitable for you windows. And if they’re foreign made, you can’t know what level of quality you’re going to have. Or if they’ll work for more than a few years.

That’s why we’ll take exact measurements prior to custom-manufacturing your shutters here in the USA. Then we finish the process with skilled installation to provide a great look.

To get started creating your shutters, reach us at 888-428-1415 or contact us online to request a free, in-home consultation. We’ll bring models to your living room, measure your windows and give you a Complete Comfort Pricing™ quote. All at no expense and under no pressure.