A plantation shutter transforms limp living space with a timeless, elegant fashion statement, while simultaneously creating a tranquil and private atmosphere. Custom made wood shutters last a lifetime, adding warmth and old-world charm. Complementing a more contemporary design style is simply a matter of choosing a suitable finish for the plantation shutter.
Combining this type of installation with window blinds such as Hunter Douglas blinds, Bali wood blinds, or Levolor blinds, will transform the ambience of your living spaces. It introduce a relaxed, uncluttered tone, with a feeling of airiness. Light filtration can be managed according to your needs at a specific time.
Who knows, the results may be so invigorating that it may just inspire you to splurge on a new patio awning as well...
Although vinyl shutters are quite suitable for indoor use, and like an exterior vinyl shutter, will not fade or warp, a real hardwood product remains the in-vogue interior design choice. A wide variety of woods are used, including poplar, maple, cherry, mahogany, oak, and teak.
A popular choice is Alder, as seen in the Shutter Classic collection. These are in demand as do-it-yourself projects. The unique grain patterns of Alder gives a classic finish. The Knotty Alder line is ideal in a room with a more rustic design. The 3 1/2 inch louvers contribute to a feeling of spaciousness.
As is customary with any wood shutter, you can choose from a varied selection of stains. In addition, you have the opportunity to pin-point your panel configuration preference. Hinge colors can also be adapted to suit your decor.
Basswood is a warp-resistant, beautiful wood often utilized. The effect of staining products on the glorious grain of this wood, is breathtaking. Or how about an option to specify any paint brand or color that fits your fancy? Unfinished, basswood plantation shutters are as desirable.
Sliding doors and wide windows are equally suited for a stylish window covering treatment. In this case, an overhead track will be supplied. A major benefit of wood plantation shutters are that they require minimal maintenance.
A quality alternative to faux wood plantation shutters, are the affordable Crestview range for interior use. These are manufactured from engineered wood, finished with a lacquer paint for a stylish wood effect, and feature matching pine frames. Five framing and mounting options are available, with hinges to suit your preference.
The beauty of this product is that, while you have the wood look, you don't have the wood warping worries, or related calamities such as cracking. The Crestview window covering is a most effective noise barrier. If you are looking for additional insulation insurance, engineered wood shutters are also known for their efficiency in this regard.
In the long run however, authentic hardwood is strong, and durable. With master craftsmanship warping can be kept to a minimum. Touch-ups in the event of a mishap, are also possible.
When placing your order, you need to specify whether you need fixed or operable louvers. Fixed louvers are suitable for closet doors, while you would need operable louvers as a window treatment. For a more versatile wood shutter, it is sensible to choose operable louvers, which in effect become fixed louvers, by simply adjusting the tension screw.
If you have funds available from a home improvement loan, one sensible way of using it is by increasing your home's curb appeal. Other areas also likely to increase your home's value, is a flooring renovation with a range such as glueless Armstrong Swiftlock Laminate Flooring, and window treatments such as faux wood blinds.
Feel as if you have stepped into a copy of Better Home And Garden, by revamping your home with plantation shutter window treatments.