Professionally Installed Plantation Shutters
With more than ten years’ experience supplying and installing high-quality blinds and shutters to the Perth market, NuStyle Shutters is the perfect choice for plantation shutters.
Originating in the American South, where heavy curtains were impractical due to the heat and humidity, plantation shutters stand out for their large slat size, which aids airflow. Traditionally painted white, the shutters help reflect heat while allowing light and air into the room.
Plantation shutters might have originated in the US, but they are perfect for hot Australian summers. The louvered design (which means the slats can be adjusted), means that homeowners can change the angle to get the perfect amount of heat, light, and air into the room.
Plantation blinds are known for their characteristic large slat size, which not only adds a unique style but also makes them more practical: they can let in far more light and air that other shutters with a smaller slat size.
How Are Plantation Shutters Different From Roller Shutters and Blinds?
Plantation shutters are fixed to a frame which is installed around the window. This frame means that not only can the angle of the slats be adjusted, but the entire shutter can be swung open or closed on a hinge (like a window). This allows users to completely open the shutters if they want to, or to leave them in place and open the slats to allow some light in.
In comparison, roller shutters come down from a roll above the window or door. They are more secure but less flexible about how much light or air you let in – they’re normally either fully up or fully down. Blinds are typically operated by a string that allows them to move up and down, which means that homeowners can let light in when they need it, but there’s no security element at all.
For many buyers, plantation shutters represent a best-of-both-worlds mix of traditional shutters and blinds. They’re more secure and hardwearing than blinds, and more functional and stylish than roller shutters.
What Are Their Advantages?
Plantation shutters have many benefits:
- They are a stylish addition to your home and can complement both traditional and modern décor.
- The angled slats can let light and air in while still protecting your privacy.
- A good plantation shutter is highly durable and will last for years.
- Help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.
- Easy to clean – a quick wipe with a damp cloth will normally do.
- Big, heavy slats won’t rattle or bank in the wind
How Much Do They Cost?
Each plantation shutter is made to order to fit your window perfectly.
For a more accurate figure, please contact us for your free quote.
How Long Do They Take To Fit?
Installation of shutters around a simple window will take just an hour or two, but more complex jobs (like a bay window) may take longer.
Because we custom-make each shutter to fit your window, there is a lead time for ordering the shutters. This varies according to the time of year and how busy we are; please call our team on 1800 861 355 to get an idea of our current lead times.
Are Plantation Shutters Suitable For Both Residential and Commercial Properties?
Plantation shutters can be fitted to almost any window but are far more common in residential properties than in commercial ones. This is because commercial properties tend to favour roller shutters and the increased security they provide and are less willing to pay the increased costs over blinds for style reasons.