4 Decisions You Need To Make Before Installing New Plantation Shutters
When it comes to quality window treatments for your home, there are few options out there that can bring you the combination of beauty and value you get from brand new plantation shutters, but even among that one category, you still have your work cut out for you in finding the right options and style that is going to provide you with what you're looking for from your home. Here at Magnolia Blinds & More, we want to make sure that your end up with the quality window treatments that are going to help you maximize the value to your home and keep it looking its best, which is why our team of skilled window treatment professionals has taken the time to put together this short list of several important decisions you are going to want to make before you actually go to install your new plantation shutters.
Framing & Divider Rails
When it comes to plantation shutters, there are a number of different panel styles available for you to choose from, and having a good idea of what kind you are looking for before you actually go to make your selection will help you speed up the process immensely. There are full shutters, which open up as a single panel, cafe shutters, which cover about half of the window and leave a clear view at around eye level, and double hung shutters, which can be opened at the top and bottom independently. Divider rails are another factor to consider, as these will allow you to independently open and close the top and lower louvers of your plantation shutters, and they can be installed at your preferred height in order to give you more complete control over how your shutters open and close.
Plantation shutters can be mounted either inside or your windows or on the exterior if you would prefer, and before making your selection, it is important to decide which of these options you would prefer. If you have decorative trim or molding around your windows, we recommend that you mount your shutters inside your window, and if not, then mounting your new shutters outside of your windows might be a more preferable option. If you aren't sure which of these options you would prefer, our team of shutter professionals would be happy to meet with you and offer recommendations as to which option would likely work best for your home.
When it comes to plantation shutters, there are a wide range of different louver sizes available for you to choose from, letting you have a great deal of customization when it comes to the overall appearance and function of your new plantation shutters. In general, larger louvers are going to provide you with a clearer view outside of your windows, while smaller louvers are generally better for providing a proportional look for any smaller windows around your home.
One last consideration to make is how you would like the louvers on your new plantation shutters to tilt. With a traditional tilt bar, you will generally have a clearer view outside of your windows, but there are also modern hidden tilt bars that sit behind your louvers, giving your plantation shutters a sleeker look from inside of your home. The function for both options will remain much the same, so it will really come down to your aesthetic preferences.