Plantation Shutters are often chosen by designers when planning new projects and for homes being remodeled. Designers know that plantation shutters offer many benefits, which are both aesthetic and functional. Being considerably more than just an elegant decoration, they are an integral part of the room itself.
Plantation shutters are built to fit precisely and smoothly over your windows so there are no unsightly gaps. They are made of solid wood or wood composite for superior energy efficiency. Your shutters can have polished or stained wood surfaces, or be painted to match your home’s interior design and furniture.
Once your new plantation shutters are installed, you will find they provide additional benefits. For example:
Much of a home’s heating and cooling energy is lost through its windows. Solid wood shutters offer an opportunity to increase a window’s insulation in an attractive way. When the shutters are closed, an air space is created in front of the window, which provides additional insulation. This can be especially helpful during the hot summer weather in Los Angeles, Long Beach and surrounding areas.
Plantation shutters are installed as a permanent part of your window. When fully opened, they fold out to the side of the window so none of the view is blocked. When closed, the louvers can be adjusted provide shade while only slightly blocking the view with thin horizontal lines.
When you desire a break from the outside world, plantation shutters can provide the degree of privacy your desire. They can be closed to block the view in or out. When the louvers are partially opened, it is much easier to see outside through them than in. Outside light can be blocked if desired, and sound dampened so you can enjoy anything from peaceful rest to undisturbed entertainment.
Plantation shutters are an investment in your home’s interior, which will bring benefits for many years. Window Design Group specializes in providing affordable plantation shutters and replacement windows from our many locations in Southern California. To help you decide which selections would look best, we will bring samples, fabrics and materials right to your home. Contact us for a free in-home estimate.