Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Right for My New Jersey House?

Want to redo your window treatments in New Jersey but not sure where to start? We’ve studied the difference between two of our most popular styles—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have you covered for privacy and light control. But they have several differentiating features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This premium window treatment mounts on your window frame. They’re often seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or produced in the color of your choosing.

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

They’re available as either:

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

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have slim slats created from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This economical window treatment comes in a variety of colors and materials.

Window blinds are usually operated 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 New Jersey 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 Plantation Shutters

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

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

Learn more about the many benefits of our shutters.

1. Premium Style Customized for Your Home

Our premier plantation shutters are exceptionally customizable.

You can choose:

  • Louver thickness 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is best for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design options, such as frame style, to match any style of house

2. Better Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease electricity bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a contemporary 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 are cord-free, so you don’t have to worry if your household has young children or pets.

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

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

5. Easy Maintenance

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

6. Increase Home Value

We designed our quality shutters to last for a long time. 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 an abundance of benefits.

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

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Start by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll pair you with a design consultant in New Jersey.

Your expert 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 design consultant for more information.

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