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What's the Difference Between Plantation Shutters, California Shutters and Traditional Shutters?

Installing custom shutters can add a touch of color and style to your house.

Because they are a lifelong investment, you’ll want to make the choice that best fits your taste and budget. After all, quality shutters can even help increase your Cincinnati house’s value.

There are many interior shutter selections to choose from—plantation shutters, California shutters and traditional shutters. Also, there’s a huge assortment of colors, stains and materials!

There are small discrepancies between the three styles, and they can impact how these shutters will appear in your residence. One of the key contrasts is the louver size, but there are more differences in addition.

When you hire a window treatment professional like Louver Shop of Cincinnati, we make it a breeze to select the best shutters for your residence.

Our free, in-home consultation assists you begin. We’ll bring the showroom to your house so you can see our attractive, long-lasting shutters. That way, you can see how the shades and materials will improve your décor.

Keep reading to find out the little differences between the three options.


Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are the most-wanted interior shutters now. They’re typically offered with a 3 ½” louver but can also have 2 ½” or 4 ½” louvers.

If you’re looking for an up-to-date fashion that can add life to any area and add a sophisticated detail, plantation shutters are an outstanding solution.

Materials and Colors

Quality shutters are created from dense cellular PVC, furniture-grade wood or a blend of the two materials.

PVC helps conserve energy because it insulates up to three times better than wood. It doesn’t weigh a lot and is strong. Wood has a traditional appearance and can be stained to fit your favorite color style.

They commonly are available in white colors to let more light into a room, but also come in darker colors.

Louver Size

Louver size affects how wide of a view you’ll receive when your shutters are open. And how much natural light will be let into your space.

  • 2 ½”—This the thinnest louver size for plantation shutters. It works well if you’re attempting to match current shutters in your home or are looking for a classic look. This size is good for little windows, but also can be installed on bigger ones.
  • 3 ½”—This is one of the most ordered louver sizes, because it has an up-to-date style. It works with small to large windows while permitting in abundant sunshine.
  • 4 ½”—This is also a favorite louver size, as it provides an extremely modern look. It’s ideal for picture windows and patio doors, since it delivers the widest view.

California Shutters

California shutters have a 2 ½” louver that’s usually white.

Quality types of this shutter are created from dense cellular PVC or fine wood. They might also be manufactured from a combination of the two materials.

This style can be stained or painted a selection of colors, except California shutters are usually a brighter color. This keeps areas welcoming while allowing in light.

Because California shutters have a thinner louver, they have a more classic look. They fit either small or large windows.

We can help you make this option for your home by modifying our popular plantation shutters.


Traditional Shutters

Traditional shutters are a historically accurate style with narrow frames and 1 ¼” minute louvers.

Quality types of this shutter are manufactured from blemish-free real wood, such as basswood. They provide a classic appearance that fits any window height.

We created Louver Shop of Cincinnati on these shutters a long time ago. Today, we’re among a few companies in the world who still create this kind.

Fit is Crucial for Custom Shutters

A close fit is crucial, no matter which shutter type you pick.

Pre-made shutters may seem like a good purchase, but they may possibly not be a good fit for your windows. And if they’re foreign made, you can’t know what level of quality you’re going to get. Or how long they’ll last.

That’s why we’ll complete exact measurements prior to custom-manufacturing your shutters here in the U.S.. Then we complete the process with professional installation to give a seamless fit.

To start creating your shutters, call us at 888-428-1415 or contact us online to request a free, in-home consultation. We’ll bring styles to your living room, measure your windows and offer you a Complete Comfort Pricing™ quote. All at no expense and under no pressure.

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