Unlike poly shutters referred to as "faux wood", custom plantation shutters made of real wood have a higher-end visual appeal because of the natural texture and grain found in the wood, making them the usually lighter but more expensive option. If you want real wood without breaking the bank, the lighter-weight basswood, aspen or poplar woods are less expensive than the heavier darker woods including oak, maple and cherry.
Environmental conditions can have an effect on real wood which should be considered in your decision to purchase. One of the disadvantages of real wood is that they are more susceptible to cracking, sagging, and discoloration from the sun. This is why we wouldn’t recommend real wood shutters in a bathroom or other room that experiences high moisture. We would recommend polywood over real wood shutters for windows that will be in constant direct sunlight as this could also cause warping and discoloration. see more details.
We have a Shutter style to suit every type of window whatever its shape or size. Plantation shutters will provide a unique, stylish and functional finish to the interior of your home. At Premier Shutters and Blinds of Virginia, we have an extensive range of cheap, affordable and high quality, handcrafted plantation shutters to suit every type of space. Options include multiple or single-panel configurations, inside or outside mount, divider rails, Café style which are great for providing privacy at street level, hidden tilt bar which provide complete light control; great for bedrooms, or full height. Most available in traditional louver size of 1-3/4”, plantation shutter sizes of 2-1/2”, 3-1/2”, or 4-1/2”. Arched windows and odd shaped windows are often covered by plantation shutters.
Plantation shutters not only provide a unrivaled finish to your windows, they are more versatile than other window coverings. We have a full range of affordable in stock colors and hardware that will compliment your décor and instantly transform your room. We offer plantation shutters painted in your choice of custom color or stain for a more customized look. The new hand distressed look we offer is quite nice as well.