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Debunking Plantation Shutter Myths: Get the Facts!

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

Ready to uncover the truth about Plantation Shutters? We're here to debunk some common myths and shed light on these timeless window treatments.

Let's dive in and seperate fact from fiction!



Myth #1: Plantation shutters are too expensive.

Reality: Not necessarily! While it’s true that shutters can be more expensive than some other types of window treatments, they are not out of reach for most budgets. There are a variety of materials and styles available, so you can find a set that fits your needs without breaking the bank.

Myth #2: Plantation shutters are not durable and are difficult to clean.

Reality: Don't fret! Plantation Shutters are very durable and made from high-quality materials that can withstand the elements. They are quite easy to clean and maintain. You can simply dust them with a micro fibre cloth or use a mild detergent and water solution for a deeper clean. Plus, they don’t collect as much dust as traditional curtains or blinds because of there solid construction. No complicated cleaning routines required!

Myth #3: Plantation shutters are not suitable for all window types.

Reality: False! Plantation Shutters can be customised to fit windows of all sizes. Whether you have small windows, bay windows, arched windows or even specialty- shaped windows there's a perfect solution. If you have frameless windows and shutters need to be built in the reveal or windows that are not square and frames need to be installed, shutters can be made for it - the options are endless!

Myth #4: Plantation shutters block all natural light and are not energy- efficient.

Reality: And a Fact! While plantation shutters offer excellent light control and privacy, they don't completely block out natural light. By adjusting the tilt of the blades, you can control the amount of light entering the room. You can also opt for wider blades to maximise the amount of light coming through. Their durability and energy-saving capabilities can even help you save on heating and cooling costs in the long run. Think of them as a smart investment for your home!

Myth #5 : Plantation Shutters are outdated and old-fashioned.

Reality: Think Again! Yes they have been around for centuries (in fact the first wooden shutters came before glass windows in the late 1500's) but they have also evolved with time. Plantation Shutters are a classic choice that never goes out of style. They bring an elegant touch to any room and provide a timeless aesthetic that can enhance both modern and traditional decor.


So there you have it - some common myths about Planation Shutters debunked!

Embrace the timeless elegance and functionality they offer and transform your windows into stunning focal points.


Separate Fact from Fiction and make an informed decision for your home.


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