Plantation Shutters: Practical, Decorative and Add Value
Living in Greece during the 15Th century, your home may have had marble shutters.
Shutters are thought to have made their appearance in this part of the world around that time. Greece has warm, sunny days and at times cold nights with occasional severe thunderstorms.
Shutters were practical in that part of the world in helping to keep out the extremes of weather while providing light, privacy, and air control options.
In the 21st century shutters are still practical, especially here in Wilmington, N.C. since we have similar concerns and weather conditions.
What Exactly is a Plantation Shutter?
The term Plantation Shutter often refers to shutters used in the United States.
Plantation shutters made their debut in the U.S, with the colonization of America by Spain. Sugar and cotton plantation owners in the South adopted Spanish architecture and used wood shutters in the windows of their palatial homes, thus Plantation Shutters were born.
How Can Plantation Shutters Benefit My Home?
Investing in Plantation Shutters for your home is important for three reasons:
- Practical: Shutters help keep a room warmer in winter and cooler in summer, saving you money on energy bills. Shutters are a tri-state device, meaning you can open, close, or position them somewhere in-between for light and privacy control. They are easy to clean, simply vacuum with a soft brush, wipe down with a damp towel, or for wood shutters, use furniture polish and a soft towel.
- Decorative: Plantation shutters are versatile, making them right for any type of decor, from Traditional to Contemporary. They provide a backdrop for other window treatment additions. Add a drape or valance in a coordinating color and it changes the entire mood of the room. Shutters can be purchased standard or made to order to fit any shape or size window with custom paints and stains for a personalized touch.
- Add Value to Your Home: Shutters have been described as fine furniture for the home. Since shutters are an item that generally stays with the home they can be financed into the purchase of your home. Since Plantation Shutters never go out of style, they are a great way to add value to your home and let others know you value your home.
For complete information on Plantation Shutters contact us here at Home Décor Solutions for a Free- In- Home consultation. Our professional staff will help you determine what will best fit your style and budget.