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What You Need to Know About Hunter Douglas Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have been a long-standing part of Southern architecture and design. After all, the name “plantation shutters” refers to the old plantation estates that used to be so common in this region of the United States. And while houses like that are no longer the norm, plantation shutters continue to be a popular, elegant window treatment for those looking to bring a little old-fashioned charm into their homes. If you are thinking about installing Hunter Douglas plantation shutters in your home, let the window treatment professionals at Blinds & Us in Greenville, South Carolina tell you a little bit about them.

What are plantation shutters?

Similar to blinds, plantation shutters are a window treatment comprised of horizontal slats of wood or wood-like materials. Instead of being controlled with a cord or wand like traditional blinds, shutters can be adjusted by an additional piece of wood or other material affixed to the front of the shutters themselves. By moving it up and down, you can adjust the angle of the slats, providing you with a wide variety of light control options. When fully closed with the slats facing upward, plantation shutters provide almost total light control.

What are they made of?

Hunter Douglas’s plantation shutters are offered in one of three materials. The Heritance® collection provides shutters in authentic hardwood, which is a beautiful addition to any home. The NewStyle® shutter is made out of a hybrid material that can be made to mimic the beauty of authentic wood, in a more sustainable, budget-friendly alternative. And finally, the Palm Beach™ shutter is made out of Hunter Douglas’s patented PolyVinyl™ material, which is specifically designed to be UV-resistant and durable.

What do they look like?

As with all of Hunter Douglas’s window treatments, you can get plantation shutters to match any room in your home. The Heritance® collection has the rich beauty of real wood in all the luxurious brown tones that entails, while the NewStyle® and Palm Beach™ are available in a wider variety of colors, such as white and cream.

As you can see, no matter what the needs of your space are, there is going to be a set of Hunter Douglas plantation shutters to satisfy those needs. And, to make this even better, Blinds & Us in Greenville, South Carolina will measure your windows and personally install your shutters, so that they will be sure to fit perfectly. If you are ready to beautify your home with plantation shutters, visit Blinds & Us’s showroom today. We also proudly serve the surrounding area.