Quickstart Guide to Plantation Shutters for Your Home

Plantation Shutters are an investment in your home.

Having trouble choosing the right Plantation Shutters for your home? There are an overwhelming amount of options! These options include composite shutters, wood shutters, along with custom shutter colors, sizes and configurations. Shutters provide style, privacy, durability and light control. Shutters are furniture for your windows! Plantation shutters are the only window treatment that actually increases the value of your home, sometimes as much as 10%.

There are two primary types of shutters, plantation shutters and colonial shutters. Plantation shutters are considered the more contemporary indoor shutter style with their larger and fewer slats per shutter. When fully open, these shutters let in a large amount of light and maximum air flow to keep the house cool. When closed, they do an excellent job of blocking light and providing maximum privacy.

Consider your budget, personal style and the look and layout of your windows. You will want to select a panel and style that complements your window’s shape and depth.  Shutters are more customizable than you would imagine! They can fit into any shaped window, surprisingly even circular or triangular spaces.




Composite or Natural Wood

Composite Plantation Shutters let you experience the essence of real wood in rooms that require a durable or cost-effective solution. Engineered to withstand high humidity, composite shutters are ideal for kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, and other high-humidity rooms.

Wood has unsurpassed elegance and natural beauty hardwood shutters are a premium window treatment. Hand-crafted in a range of custom styles, they are an investment in quality that will add warmth and value to your home.

Want inspiration? View various home installation configurations.

Standard Panel

Rectangular-shaped panel covering the entire window and can be installed using any frame style.


This classic style covers the bottom part of the window, allowing light to enter above while maintaining privacy.

Wooden Shutters


Double-Hung Shutters

With double-hung shutters, each window has 2 panels, a top and bottom panel that can operate together, but more important separately. Installing these shutters allow the top to open for maximum daylight while the bottom stays closed for privacy.

Bypass Track System

A bypass track system is ideal for patio or closet doors. The panels slide on a double track that can be attached to a frame or mounted directly to a window casing.


Bi-fold Plantation Shutters have hinges in the middle that allow them to fold up on either side of the door or window. These panels are recommended for wide windows and patio doors.

Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters come in a variety of shapes and sizes

Shutters can be mounted to French doors with curved or rectangular cutout options to accommodate door knobs or handles.

Sunburst Arches

Sunburst patterned louvers can cover unique window silhouettes such as eyebrow, elongated, and elliptical arches. The possibilities are endless.!

Arch or Angle Top Panels

Whole window solutions that perfectly fit the rounded shape of full arch windows or angles of slanted windows

Want to motorize your shutters?

Motorization is even an option with shutters. You can control the tilt of the louvers with your mobile device for one room or the entire house making motorization a great option for hard to reach or high windows.