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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Best for My Greensboro Space?

Want to update your window treatments in Greensboro but not sure where to dive in? We’ve compared the difference between two of our best-selling window treatments—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 classic window treatment is installed on your window frame. They’re usually seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or created in the color of your selection.

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 built from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This affordable window treatment comes in an assortment of colors and textures.

Window blinds are usually 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 House

We can help you decide on the right fit for your Greensboro home during a free, in-home consultation. Check out product samples, get your windows measured and receive our everything’s-included Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote at no cost. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop of Greensboro Plantation Shutters

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

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

Learn more about the numerous benefits of our shutters.

1. Premier Style Customized for Your Home

Our premier plantation shutters are highly customizable.

You can determine:

  • Louver size 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is suitable 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 house

2. Improved Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease electricity bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a modern synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

We back our shutters with one of the best warranties in the trade.

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 household has little children or pets.

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

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

5. Painless Maintenance

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

6. Better Home Value

We created our quality shutters to last for decades. 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 many benefits.

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

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Start by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll partner you with a design consultant in Greensboro.

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 Greensboro design consultant for more information.

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