Shutters and Window Blinds
Plantation shutters were originally fitted to the outside of windows, being first used on the large homes on plantations in the south of the USA, hence their name. But the style of shutter,which proved popular, was latter adapted for use on the inside of the window.
Plantation shutters have a distinctive style. The shutter door has a series of horizontal slats that can be adjusted, being left closed or partial open.
Plantation shutters are unique in having two mechanisms. One is the door like operation common to all shutters. We can open and close the whole shutter, leaving the entire window open or closed. Or we can adjust the horizontal slats of the shutter, leaving the shutter door closed while letting some light in and air to circulate. This can still allow some privacy.
Modern plantation shutters can be made of many different materials. Traditional wood, usually painted white, is still popular. But faux wood or thermopoly have also become popular. These are long lasting, not easily damaged by harsh sunlight or moisture. And they can be manufactured to look like natural wood.
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Plantation shutters need to be manufactured to fit the individual window. But this is an simple matter if the dimensions are know. And it is easy to find a style of shutter to suit most any decor.