Advantages of Plantation Shutters!

Here is some useful information if you are interested in Plantation Shutters.

Recently, plantation shutters have become a popular feature in American homes. As their name suggests, they originated from warm Southern farming states, where insulation was vital to keeping cool. Today, plantation shutters are widely preferred for their ability to let in varying amounts of light and maintain the internal temperature of the structure. Below are some reasons to consider installing plantation shutters in your home:

Light control: Plantation shutters have adjustable louvers or slats, so you can let in varying amounts of light throughout the day. Each vendor offers different operating systems for opening and closing the louvers, such as a single tilting bar or hinged panels. You can visit the Hunter Douglas website to find out which system suits your needs best!

Easy to clean: Like other wood or imitation wood window treatments, all it takes is a swipe of a duster to clean your shutters. In order to avoid dust, I recommend installing white shutters near windows that are often in direct sunlight.

Cordless: Because the various operating systems involve bars, tracks, and panels, you won’t have to worry about cords, which may fray or snap over time. Additionally, shutters are safer options for homes with small children who can choke on the small pieces involved in non-motorized window closures.

Add value to your home: As mentioned, shutters can be costly to install because they need to be built into the frame of a window. However, this installation will increase the value of your home if you are planning to put it on the market, which will pay off in the long run. 

Looking for a consultation for shutters? Contact Gailani Designs today and schedule your appointment at 630-420-0800!

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An Idea on how to include custom draperies with plantation shutters.

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Considering Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters not only add beauty, elegance, poise, and dignity to any home, but they also represent great value!

Here are six reasons why you should consider plantation shutters for your home:

  • Rich-looking wooden shutters can complement any style of interior space – regardless of whether the style is traditional, transitional, eclectic, or contemporary.
  • In the past, it was typically only affluent homeowners who were able to afford them. Now, shutters have the look and feel of affluence without the overwhelming price tag.
  • Interior shutters are a great way to save energy because you can regulate how much sunlight enters the room through the windows, helping keep the room cool in summer and warm in winter.
  • They require very little maintenance and are easy to clean.
  • Shutters are more permanent than other window treatments and much less reflective of personal style and taste than, say, draperies. So when it comes time to sell your home, the vast majority of potential home buyers will find plantation shutters very appealing. In fact, plantation shutters are considered a home upgrade, and they will help you sell your home faster – especially in a market like the one we have today.

Although the initial cost might be higher for plantation shutters than for other types of window treatments, in the long run, you will be happy you made the initial investment because shutters really will provide long-term enjoyment for you and be an appealing upgrade that potential home buyers will appreciate.

For a free window treatment consultation and an estimate, call (630)420-0800.

 

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Shutters with valance and side panels, Hinsdale Illinois

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Custom shutters, a wonderful window treatment for your home!

Plantation shutters not only add beauty, elegance, poise, and refinement to any home, but they also come at a great value!

Here are five reasons why you should add shutters to your home:

  • The rich, wooden shutters can be added to any type of interior space, whether the style is traditional, transitional, eclectic, or contemporary. In the past, only the rich and wealthy were able to afford them. Now, the shutters have the look and feel of expense without the overwhelming price.
  • With the ability to regulate how much sunlight enters your room, shutters are a great way to save energy.
  • They require very little maintenance and are easy to clean.
  • Since shutters are permanent unlike other window treatments, they will easily add value to your property when the time comes to sell your house.
  • Wooden shutters are very appealing to potential home buyers. They are considered a home addition and will help you sell your home faster, especially in a market like the one we have today.

Although the initial cost might be high, in the long run, you will find yourself justifying the initial investment because the shutters really do provide an economical solution.

Give us a call for free estimates (630)420-0800

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