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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Right for My Dallas Home?

Want to change out your window treatments in Dallas but not sure where to begin? We’ve studied the difference between two of our best-selling window treatments—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have your windows 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 frequently seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or matched to 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 much like a door.

They’re available as either:

  • Wood plantation shutters
  • Faux wood plantation shutters
  • Vinyl plantation shutters

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have narrow slats made from metal, wood, fabric or similar materials. This economical window treatment comes in a range of colors and textures.

Window blinds are often controlled by a pull cord, although some types 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 find the right fit for your Dallas 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 expense. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop of Dallas/Fort Worth Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look similar from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created the same. At Louver Shop of Dallas/Fort Worth, we’re proud to make our window shutters here in the United States.

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

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Premium Style Customized for Your Home

Our premium plantation shutters are exceptionally customizable.

You can choose:

  • Louver thickness 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is best for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design choices, such as frame style, to work with any style of house

2. Better Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help lower energy bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a contemporary synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

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

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters are cord-free, so you don’t have to worry if your family has little children or pets.

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

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

5. Easy Maintenance

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

6. Better Home Value

We fashioned our quality shutters to last for years to come. As a custom, permanent window treatment, they can also increase your home’s value.

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Stand Up to Blinds?

Interior shutters are an investment in your home and offer many benefits.

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

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Get started by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll pair you with a design consultant in Dallas.

Your professional will help you select 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 Dallas/Fort Worth design consultant for more information.

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