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

Want to update your window treatments in Cincinnati but not sure where to begin? We’ve compared the difference between two of our top sellers—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have you covered for privacy and light control. But they have several differentiating features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This classic window treatment mounts on your window frame. They’re often seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or created in 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 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 slim slats made from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This cost-effective window treatment comes in a variety of colors and textures.

Window blinds are frequently handled 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 discover the right fit for your Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati Plantation Shutters

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

That means you’ll get your shutters quicker—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a gorgeous window treatment that will last for years.

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Premier Style Customized for Your Home

Our premier plantation shutters are exceptionally customizable.

You can choose:

  • Louver thickness 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is suitable for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design preferences, such as frame style, to complement any style of space

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease utility bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a modern synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

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

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters are cord-free, so you don’t have to worry if your home has little children or pets.

At Louver Shop of Cincinnati, 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 easy 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 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 many benefits.

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

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Begin by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll pair you with a design consultant in Cincinnati.

Your professional will help you select 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 Cincinnati design consultant for more information.

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