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Are Blinds More Efficient than Shutters?

Shopping for a window treatment for your house may appear like a lot of work at the start.

Everyone has a personal preference, and that can make all the difference. There are some things to think through, like selecting between blinds or interior shutters for your Knoxville home. How do you select the window treatment that’s right for your home?

Rely on our free, in-home consultation to help you find the right style. Many may charge you for the individual parts of their process, but we’ll start off for free. Right fromyour no-obligation appointment, measurements and Complete Comfort Pricing™ quote.

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Here are a selection of differences between blinds and shutters.

LouverWood Shutters in a Sunroom

Interior Shutters

In contrast to blinds, shutters attach to the window frame directly. If you’re hoping to add value to your home’s worth, Louver Shop of Knoxville provides many stylish possibilities. A couple of the pros of choosing interior shutters include:

Durable and Long-Lasting

While interior shutters are pricier to put in, they can stay in your home for decades. We get that our Traditional Shutters are well-loved for a reason. All this time later, we’re one of the few manufacturers who still produce them.

Low Maintenance

Your Louver Shop of Knoxville shutters are made with the finest American hardwood to stand up to normal wear and tear. We also have one of the best lifetime guarantees in the trade to assure your shutters stay in good condition.

Increased Insulation

Interior shutters are exceptional insulators and are a smart choice for temperature control. We employ an exclusive faux wood polymer in our LouverWood™ Shutters. This substance is up to three times better at insulating than traditional wood shutters, and can help you lessen utility expenses.

Related: Are Wood or Vinyl Shutters Better for My Home?

Horizontal Parkland Blinds


Blinds are the most frequently used window coverings.

Unlike shutters, they attach to the inner surface of or above the window recess. They’re also produced in a wider range of fabrics, colors and looks than shutters.

Consider these things when deciding between blinds and interior shutters:


Blinds are typically easier on the wallet than shutters, but our Hunter Douglas blinds don’t give up our standards for affordable interior design. And some styles are available with helpful motorized operating systems you can work with your phone.

Light Control and Privacy

Blinds allow for a great deal of light control and privacy, whether you need horizontal blinds or vertical blinds. Both styles defend against strong sunlight. They also prevent sun damage to your furniture and flooring.

Extremely Customizable

Blinds come in a selection of different kinds of materials, colors and patterns. With so many possibilities to choose from, Louver Shop of Knoxville will help you make the ideal look for your home.

Related: Shutters vs. Blinds—What’s Right for My Home?

Produce Custom Shutters and Blinds with Professional Help from Louver Shop of Knoxville

So which style is best for your home?

Both interior shutters and blinds are practical in a variety of ways. Interior shutters add luxury and a bit of timelessness to your space. They are also lasting and can increase your home’s value.

Blinds are affordable and gorgeous options that are easy to use and clean. Plus, you can pick from a selection materials, fabrics and colors to complement your home.

Ready to start working on your own custom shutters, blinds or shades? Request a free, in-home consultation with Louver Shop of Knoxville today. Your local Louver Shop of Knoxville design expert will go over all the possibilities with you from the comfort of your house.

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