Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Best for My Denver House?

Want to redo your window treatments in Denver but not sure where to start? We’ve studied 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 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 usually seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or produced in the color of your choice.

While the louvers are controlled by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows similar to 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 thin slats made from metal, wood, fabric or other materials. This cost-effective window treatment comes in an assortment of colors and textures.

Window blinds are frequently controlled by a pull cord, although some styles are cordless.

They’re made 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 Denver 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 of Colorado Plantation Shutters

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

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

Learn more about the numerous benefits of our shutters.

1. Top Style Customized for Your Home

Our top-of-the-line plantation shutters are highly customizable.

You can select:

  • Louver size 
  • 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 choices, such as frame style, to work with any style of space

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help lower electricity bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a state-of-the-art synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

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

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters have no cords, so you don’t have to worry if your home has young children or pets.

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

Foreign-made shutters are often 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 created 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 Compare to Blinds?

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

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

Request a Free Consultation Today

Start by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll partner you with a design consultant in Denver.

Your expert will help you choose 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 Colorado design consultant for more information.

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