Plantation shutters are common in Barbados due to the island’s rich colonial history and have become a big trend in contemporary architecture across the Caribbean. With their refined look and top-of-the-line construction, plantation shutters have a timeless appeal that can add significant value to your home.
A touch of elegance paired with impeccable craftsmanship, these shutters can be considered the gold standard of high-end window decor. Undoubtedly, this window style is a great choice because it looks just as good on the inside as it does on the outside. Beyond the beauty of plantation shutters, here are some other reasons why you may want to consider having them installed in your home.
- Plantation shutters protect from the elements, including the sun’s heat and glare and the louvres can be adjusted for air flow as required. The rigidity of the shutters ensures that they will not rattle in the breeze. Moreover, they provide an added level of safety in the event of storms and hurricanes, where objects may become airborne.
- Window shutters help control light, give privacy and can reduce energy bills. They can also create an illusion of a larger opening, making rooms feel airy and spacious.
- Available in natural-wood tones spanning light to dark, as well as colours such as whites and neutrals, plantation shutters can be customised to complement nearly any room, in any home. They also blend seamlessly with both modern and antique furniture.
- Plantation shutters deliver a versatility that cannot be matched by other window options. They can be used as either window or door coverings, as well as room dividers or to enclose patios and terraces. There also an effective alternative to curtain, draperies, shades and blinds.
- Most importantly, plantation shutters are one of the few window options that can increase the value of your home as their appeal and demand can improve the saleability of your house to potential buyers.
Now that you know why plantation shutters are an excellent choice, perhaps you should consider them if you haven’t already.
Millworks Inc. provides the highest quality custom doors and windows in the business with over 15 years of experience exceeding our customers’ expectations. Our capabilities encompass a variety of innovative styles from modern contemporary to more traditional looks, and we have a wide selection of woods and treatments to choose from. Contact us today at 439-9242 to get a free quote.