Are Shutters Better Than Blinds? | Louver Shop of Charlotte
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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Suitable for My Charlotte Home?

Want to redo your window treatments in Charlotte but not sure where to start? We’ve examined the difference between two of our best-selling window treatments—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have your windows covered for privacy and light control. But they have several distinct features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This classic window treatment mounts on your window frame. They’re usually seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or matched to the color of your selection.

While the louvers are controlled by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows like a door.

These are either:

  • Wood plantation shutters
  • Faux wood plantation shutters
  • Vinyl plantation shutters

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Wood blinds in a bathroom


Blinds have slim slats created from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This cost-effective window treatment comes in an assortment of colors and materials.

Window blinds are frequently controlled by a pull cord, although some types are cordless.

They’re made in styles like vertical blinds or horizontal blinds.

Wood horizontal blinds or faux wood horizontal blinds are sometimes referred to as plantation blinds because of their wide slats. 

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Find the Right Option for Your Space

We can help you decide on the right style for your Charlotte home during a free, in-home consultation. See product samples, get your windows measured and receive our everything’s-included Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote at no expense. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop of Charlotte Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look similar from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created equal. At Louver Shop of Charlotte, we’re proud to manufacture our window shutters here in the United States.

That means you’ll receive your shutters quicker—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a beautiful window treatment that will last a long time.

Learn more about the numerous benefits of our shutters.

1. Top Style Customized for Your Home

Our premier plantation shutters are exceptionally customizable.

You can determine:

  • Louver thickness 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is a good match for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design preferences, such as frame style, to work with any style of space

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help curb electricity bills. Save even more with LouverWood®, a state-of-the-art synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

We back our shutters with one of the best warranties in the industry.

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters have no cords, so you don’t have to worry if your family has young children or pets.

At Louver Shop of Charlotte, we use nontoxic, water-based finishes that are safe for your family and the environment.

Foreign-made shutters are frequently finished with paints high in volatile organic compounds, which can cause headaches and dizziness.

5. Easy Maintenance

Shutters are simple to clean with a duster or rag. Ours don’t require a lot of maintenance, because they’ll never require tightening or adjustment.

6. Better Home Value

We fashioned our quality shutters to last for decades. As a custom, permanent window treatment, they can also increase your home’s value.

Brown plantation shutters in a living room

How do Shutters Compare to Blinds?

Interior shutters are an investment in your home and offer many benefits.

While window blinds are usually less costly, you’ll need to replace them more regularly. They also don’t offer as much energy efficiency.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Begin by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll pair you with a design consultant in Charlotte.

Your consultant will help you pick expertly crafted shutters right in the comfort of your living room. And provide you with measurements and a Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote—all at no cost or obligation.

*Available colors may vary by product. Please ask your Louver Shop of Charlotte design consultant for more information.