What to Look for When Purchasing Plantation Shutters

Heritance® Hardwood Shutters in the Living Room

Heritance® Hardwood Shutters in the Living Room

Many people like the classic look of plantation shutters—they never go out of style. However, there are so many options, it can be overwhelming deciding what is right for your home. If you’re in the market for plantation shutters, talk to one of the trained consultants at Windo VanGo in Baltimore, MD area. We’ll be happy to lead you through the choices.

Choosing the Right Louver Size

One of the most important decisions about plantation shutters is louver size. Hunter Douglas plantation shutter louvers come in 2-1/2″, 3-1/2″, or 4-1/2″. Things to consider:

  • With plantation shutters, you can get great visibility and light control just by slightly adjusting the louver angle.
  • If you have a beautiful view, remember, the larger the louver, the greater the view.
  • Keep in mind that it is difficult to see into or out of the room when louvers are tilted, no matter which size they are, so privacy will not be an issue.
  • Smaller louver sizes may look heavy and congested in the window, where a larger louver size can add aesthetic value to a room.
  • Also, don’t think you must go with a smaller louver just because you have a smaller window.

Curb Appeal With Plantation Shutters

As you select your plantation shutters, consider the design style of your home, outside view, and desired natural lighting.

  • 2-1/2 inch Louvers – This narrow-width louver is typically selected for the more traditional look in smaller windows that are three feet high or less. However, don’t feel restricted to this size just because you have a smaller window
  • 3-1/2 inch Louvers – This louver is the most requested of all louver sizes, because it provides a dramatic difference in what you see out and how much natural light flows into the room. This is an ideal size if the majority of your windows are three feet high or greater
  • 4-1/2 inch Louvers – When you look through this large louver size, your eye is immediately drawn to the outside view. This size is popular for taller windows and rooms with oversized ceiling heights. If you enjoy your outside view, this is the louver size for you

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Finding Plantation Shutters in Baltimore

Windo VanGo is your premier Hunter Douglas Window Treatment specialist and supplier of Farrow & Ball premiere paints and wallpapers in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville.

We serve the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel including Ellicott City, Randallstown, Owning Mills, Timonium, Westport, Forest Hill, Annapolis, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a design consultation!