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!