Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Best for My Oklahoma City Space?

Want to redo your window treatments in Oklahoma City but not sure where to begin? 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 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 selection.

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

These are 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 built from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This economical window treatment comes in a variety of colors and textures.

Window blinds are frequently controlled 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 Home

We can help you find the right look for your Oklahoma City home during a free, in-home consultation. Experience 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 Oklahoma City Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look very much alike from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created the same. At Louver Shop Oklahoma City, we’re proud to produce our window shutters here in the United States.

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

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Premium Style Customized for Your Home

Our top-of-the-line plantation shutters are exceedingly customizable.

You can determine:

  • 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 work with any style of house

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease electricity 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 business.

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 young children or pets.

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

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

5. Easy Maintenance

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

6. Higher Home Value

We created 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 usually less pricey, you’ll need to replace them more frequently. They also don’t afford as much energy efficiency.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

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

Your professional 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 Oklahoma City design consultant for more information.

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