Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Suitable for My Baltimore House?

Want to redo your window treatments in Baltimore but not sure where to start? We’ve studied the difference between two of our best-selling window treatments—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 classic window treatment is fixed on your window frame. They’re usually seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or produced in the color of your selection.

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

They can be either:

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

Browse Now: Louver Shop Plantation Shutters

Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have narrow slats built from metal, wood, fabric or other materials. This affordable window treatment comes in an assortment of colors and materials.

Window blinds are usually operated by a pull cord, although some types are cordless.

They’re created 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. 

Browse Now: Louver Shop Horizontal Blinds

Find the Right Option for Your House

We can help you find the right fit for your Baltimore home during a free, in-home consultation. Check out 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 the same from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created the same. At Louver Shop, we’re proud to make our window shutters here in the United States.

That means you’ll receive your shutters faster—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a gorgeous window treatment that will last for years.

Learn more about the numerous benefits of our shutters.

1. Premium Style Customized for Your Home

Our premier plantation shutters are highly 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 choices, such as frame style, to complement any style of house

2. Better Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease energy bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a modern 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 usually coated with paints high in volatile organic compounds, which can cause headaches and dizziness.

5. Low Maintenance

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

6. Better 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 Stand Up to Blinds?

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

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

Request a Free Consultation Today

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

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.

Schedule a Free In-Home Design Consultation Today
We'll bring the shutter, blind and shade showroom to you, take measurements and provide you with our everything's-included Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing-all for free! Get started by filling out the form below.