For a durable, long-lasting window treatment, plantation shutters are a great choice for those who can afford them. Because they are so customizable in their configuration and installation, shutters can be installed in almost any style of decor.


Plantation shutters are manufactured in a number of materials including wood, plastic, and composite. Shutters also can be customized to fit many different applications. Folding, sliding, and fixed panels are a few of the configurations available. Plantation shutters can even have motorized louvers for hard to reach windows. Some major name brands that manufacture shutters are Hunter Douglas, Norman, and Eclipse.

Plantation shutters are also easily customizable in their paint or wood stain options. Home owners have the ability to give the manufacturer custom colors to match their decor. For example, if you have a very specific shade of white paint (there are thousands!) on your interior doors and trim, you would more than likely want to match the plantation shutters to that paint color. Of course the best way to achieve this is to use the exact same paint. The result will make even the most scrupulous interior decorator very pleased.



One of the more attractive aspects of plantation shutters is the child safety factor. They are among the safest window treatments available. Match this with their functionality and beauty, and it’s no wonder they are so popular in homes. Shutters do not have any pull strings that could cause a child to accidentally strangle themselves. The louvers are simply tilted by hand or, as mentioned previously, they can be operated with a remote control on motorized shutters. Parents can have peace of mind installing shutters next to a child’s bed. Plantation shutters often rank very high in the WCMA’s “Best for Kids” program.



Another benefit to quality plantation shutters is they are fairly durable. And when they do break they can be easily repaired by a professional. American Blind Repair is well equipped to fix damaged shutters. Whether it is broken tilt wand or a crooked louver, we can repair them. Contact us to get a free estimate on the cost to repair them. Protect your investment in plantation shutters, choose American Blind Repair!