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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Right for My Myrtle Beach Home?

Want to redo your window treatments in Myrtle Beach but not sure where to dive in? We’ve studied 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 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 frequently seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or matched to 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

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have slim slats made from metal, wood, fabric or other 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 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. 

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Find the Right Option for Your Home

We can help you decide on the right fit for your Myrtle Beach 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 of Myrtle Beach Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look similar from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created similarly. At Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach, we’re proud to manufacture 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 gorgeous window treatment that will last for years.

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Top Style Customized for Your Home

Our premier plantation shutters are exceptionally 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 match any style of house

2. Improved Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help lower utility bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a state-of-the-art 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 home has little children or pets.

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

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

5. Painless Maintenance

Shutters are simple 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 years to come. 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 usually less expensive, you’ll need to replace them more regularly. They also don’t offer 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 Myrtle Beach.

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 of Myrtle Beach design consultant for more information.

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