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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Right for My Knoxville Space?

Want to change out your window treatments in Knoxville but not sure where to dive in? We’ve examined the difference between two of our top sellers—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have your windows covered for privacy and light control. But they have several distinct features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This premier window treatment is installed on your window frame. They’re frequently seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or matched to the color of your choosing.

While the louvers are controlled by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows much like a door.

They can be either:

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

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have thin slats created from metal, wood, fabric or similar materials. This affordable window treatment comes in a variety of colors and materials.

Window blinds are usually operated by a pull cord, although some models 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 House

We can help you discover the right style for your Knoxville 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 fee. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop of Knoxville Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look similar from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created the same. At Louver Shop of Knoxville, we’re proud to produce 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 beautiful window treatment that will last a long time.

Learn more about the many benefits of our shutters.

1. Top Style Customized for Your Home

Our premium plantation shutters are highly customizable.

You can choose:

  • Louver width 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is suitable 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 home

2. Better Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help curb utility 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 cordless, so you don’t have to worry if your family has little children or pets.

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

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

5. Low Maintenance

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

6. Increase Home Value

We fashioned our quality shutters to last for decades. As a custom, permanent window treatment, they can also increase your home’s value.

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Match Up to Blinds?

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

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

Ask for a Free Consultation Today

Get started by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll partner you with a design consultant in Knoxville.

Your professional will help you select 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 of Knoxville design consultant for more information.

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