Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Right for My Southeast Texas House?

Want to change out your window treatments in Southeast Texas 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 home 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 premier window treatment mounts on your window frame. They’re often 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 like 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 slim slats built from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This economical window treatment comes in an assortment of colors and textures.

Window blinds are usually 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 find the right fit for your Southeast Texas 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 SE Texas Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look the same from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created similarly. At Louver Shop of SE Texas, we’re proud to produce our window shutters here in the United States.

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

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Premier Style Customized for Your Home

Our premium plantation shutters are exceedingly customizable.

You can choose:

  • Louver width 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is a good match for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design options, such as frame style, to match any style of home

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease electricity 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 cordless, so you don’t have to worry if your household has little children or pets.

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

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

5. Painless Maintenance

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

6. Increase Home Value

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

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Match Up to Blinds?

Interior shutters are an investment in your home and offer a number of 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 Southeast Texas.

Your expert 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 of SE Texas design consultant for more information.

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