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Plantation Shutters

Explore the top-quality crafted plantation shutters and their basic features to understand how they can suit your needs and match your home. Plantation types of shutters are a popular window treatment option among modern homeowners since they are stylish and ideal for most windows.

Options Include

  • Choice of 2 1/2”, 3 1/2”, or 4 1/2” louvers with Ultra Satin Finish
  • Any Inside Mount frame is priced as Window Opening measurements
  • Choice of color: Cotton, Pearl, Vanilla
  • Choice of Standard or Deluxe divider rail
  • Choice of Hinge Color: Cotton, Pearl, or Brass

Features & Benefits

  • Ultra Satin Finish mimics a painted shutter for a polished aesthetic.
  • Energy-efficient, UV-resistant, and cellular design provides insulation.
  • Child-safe design and washable, making it ideal for households with kids.
  • Endless design options and colorfast throughout, ensuring a customized and vibrant look.
  • Long-lasting with a 25-Year warranty, and virtually indestructible.
  • Safety features include Fire Retardant (NFPA 701 Certified).
  • Excellent exterior views maintained, enhancing your room’s ambience.
  • Resistant to microbial growth and moisture, perfect for different environments.
  • Non-porous, easy-to-clean and maintain.
  • GREENGUARD Certified, indicating a commitment to environmental sustainability.
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The distinct charm of Plantation Shutters comes from their iconic wide louvers, reminiscent of grand plantation houses in the Old American South. These modern shutters offer a chic solution for light control, ventilation, and privacy in your home, office, or commercial space. Constructed from robust materials like faux wood, these shutters are not only stylish but also durable and efficient.

What Are Plantation Shutters?

If you decide to invest in shutter blinds for windows, you’ll have the option of choosing between traditional and plantation shutters. Plantation types of shutters are a popular window treatment option among modern homeowners since they are stylish and ideal for most windows. But if you want to buy plantation shutters, you may wonder what they look like.

Plantation window treatments come with modern tilted wooden louvers which look like slats on blinds. The shutter is fitted on a window frame and opened or closed like a door.

These window shutters got their name because they were commonly found in plantation houses in the Old American South. They were popular as they provided the perfect solution to the problem of ventilation and shade, which couldn’t be provided by traditional window blinds or curtains. 

Difference Between Plantation and Traditional Shutters

The main difference between plantation and traditional shutters is the width of the louvers or slats.

Plantation window coverings have wide louvers compared to traditional shutters. The louvers come in various sizes, from 17/8 to 51/2 inches wide, and are either flat or elliptical in shape. Elliptical louvers are stronger than flat ones, which makes them suitable for large windows. The wider louvers on plantation shutters give them a more contemporary look and are ideal for homeowners who want a clearer view of the outside when the slats are open.

The louvers on traditional shutters are narrower, measuring about ¼ inches wide. Due to their small wedge-shaped louvers, traditional shutters are ideal for small windows and homeowners looking for more privacy when the slats are open. The shutter panels on traditional window coverings can be single or double-tier, and are arranged based on the width and height of the window. 

Something else to note is that plantation shutters’ price is higher than that of traditional shutters, as the former ones are made from higher quality materials.


Plantation shutters are installed on the window frame with a hinge. To let in light or air, you have to open or close them. The hinge allows you to open the slates completely if you want to enjoy the maximum amount of light. You can also change the angle of the slates using a central rod found on the shutters.

Plantation shutters provide energy efficiency as they provide good insulation. The overlapping louvers create a tight seal when you shut the shutters. The shutters also form a close fit to the window leaving minimal gaps. 

Besides, plantation shutters are made from solid materials such as faux wood, which helps stop warm air from escaping from your room during the cold months and hot air from entering your space during the warm months.

Why Choose Faux Wood Plantation Shutters?

One popular material for plantation window shutters is wood. However, despite wood giving your windows a natural warm look, it’s expensive and isn’t suitable for humid areas or rooms with moisture as it can rot, warp, or crack. Besides, the lovely finish of your real wood shutters requires quite a bit of regular treatment and maintenance.

A good alternative to wood plantation shutters is faux wood shutters. At RD Shades, we have cheap plantation shutters made of faux wood. These composite shutters are made from a combination of wood and plastic materials.

Faux wood shutters, in addition to being cost-effective, also require less maintenance. They are also more suitable for bathrooms and kitchens as the material is more humidity and moisture-resistant. These window treatments also provide the same durability and aesthetic appeal as wood, as they offer the look and feel of natural wood.

Serving Central Texas

Located in Austin TX

Customer Support

Mon - Sat: 9am - 7:30pm

Schedule your appointment today!