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Throughout history, window coverings have earned a reputation for not only adding to a home’s décor, but also as a top performer from a practicality standpoint.  And although each window treatment style possesses its own unique advantages, Plantation shutters seem to be at the top of the list when it comes to combining exceptional value with classic styling. Although most people would surmise that Plantation shutters originated in the southern states of the U.S., these popular, enduring window treatments actually date back to Greece during the 15th century. At a time when most windows were merely openings used to enhance ventilation in hot and humid climates, the coastal areas along Greece were popular for soft, gentle breezes. It was about this time in history that shutters, along with fixed louvers, were invented as a way to regulate how much breeze would be allowed through the window. In an effort to control the amount of outside light, slats were added. Thus, the early design of Plantation shutters was born. Thanks to an inventive carpenter, credit is given to Pompeii for designing the first shutter with movable louvers. 

Fast forward a few hundred years, and Plantation shutters found their way to America when the Spanish colonized the South. Louvered shutters in the hot, humid South proved extremely popular, offering residents a way to adjust the amount of sunlight they preferred while helping to control ventilation. Today, shutters continue to offer these same benefits, while also serving as an investment by enhancing a home’s resale value. Since they are generally made from quality wood or polymer materials, they provide excellent insulation, helping to save on energy costs. In addition, shutters are extremely durable. With the advanced materials and finishes available from shutters.com, shutters, or Plantation shutters, resist swelling, shrinking, and warping, ensuring you’ll be able to enjoy the distinctive beauty of custom hardwood shutters for years to come.

Due to the complexities in the design and manufacturing process of Plantation shutters, it is suggested that you work with a qualified Design Consultant when considering shutters as a window treatment solution. That’s because fit is as critical as finish when it comes to shutters, and that’s where shutters.com makes all the difference. Throughout our manufacturing process, shutters.com takes great care in the details that other manufactures or re-sellers often overlook. For example, at shutters.com you can choose from several louver sizes that include 1 ¼”, 1 7/8”, 2 ½”, 3 ½”, and 4 ½” sizes, and from framing strips that support both an L shape header or U shape, and side frame styles such as Beaded, Bullnose, and Vintage. Shutters.com also offers a choice of tilt rods, including the Standard Tilt rod, a Hidden Tilt, Offset Tilt, Invisible Tilt, and Perfect Tilt rod. In addition, a state-of-the-art motorized tilt rod provides the ultimate in luxurious Plantation shutter operation. Lastly, shutters.com features a superb range of both solid and stain colors, making it easy and fun to design a custom Plantation shutter that will provide years of stylish enjoyment for you and your family. 

White Plantation Shutters in a living room.
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