Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Suitable for My Wichita Home?

Want to change out your window treatments in Wichita but not sure where to start? We’ve compared the difference between two of our most popular styles—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have your windows covered for privacy and light control. But they have several distinct features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This classic window treatment mounts on your window frame. They’re usually seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or produced in the color of your choice.

While the louvers are managed by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows similar to a door.

They can be either:

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

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have thin slats built from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This economical window treatment comes in an assortment of colors and textures.

Window blinds are often operated by a pull cord, although some types are cordless.

They’re available 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 Space

We can help you decide on the right fit for your Wichita 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 fee. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look very much alike from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created similarly. At Louver Shop, we’re proud to make our window shutters here in the United States.

That means you’ll get your shutters more quickly—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a beautiful window treatment that will last for years.

Learn more about the numerous benefits of our shutters.

1. Premium Style Customized for Your Home

Our premium plantation shutters are exceedingly customizable.

You can determine:

  • Louver size 
  • 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 complement any style of house

2. Improved Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease utility bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a modern 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 household has young children or pets.

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

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

5. Low 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 demand 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 an abundance of benefits.

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

Request a Free Consultation Today

Begin by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll pair you with a design consultant in Wichita.

Your professional will help you pick 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 design consultant for more information.

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