Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Right for My San Antonio Space?

Want to redo your window treatments in San Antonio but not sure where to begin? We’ve examined the difference between two of our top sellers—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have your home covered for privacy and light control. But they have several distinct 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 usually seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or produced in 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 much like a door.

They’re available as 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 built from metal, wood, fabric or comparable materials. This affordable window treatment comes in a range of colors and finishes.

Window blinds are often handled by a pull cord, although some models 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 Space

We can help you discover the right fit for your San Antonio 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 cost. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop of San Antonio Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look similar from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created equal. At Louver Shop of San Antonio, we’re proud to produce our window shutters here in the United States.

That means you’ll have your shutters more quickly—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a classic window treatment that will last for a long time to come.

Learn more about the many benefits of our shutters.

1. Premier Style Customized for Your Home

Our top-of-the-line plantation shutters are highly 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 preferences, such as frame style, to work with any style of house

2. Improved Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help curb utility bills. Save even more with LouverWood™, a contemporary synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

We back our shutters with one of the best warranties in the business.

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 family has young children or pets.

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

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

5. Low Maintenance

Shutters are simple to clean with a duster or rag. Ours don’t have to have a lot of maintenance, because they’ll never require tightening or adjustment.

6. Higher Home Value

We fashioned our quality shutters to last for decades. As a custom, permanent window treatment, they can also increase your home’s value.

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Compare to Blinds?

Interior shutters are an investment in your home and offer a number of benefits.

While window blinds are typically less expensive, you’ll need to replace them more often. They also don’t offer as much energy efficiency.

Ask for a Free Consultation Today

Begin by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll pair you with a design consultant in San Antonio.

Your expert will help you select 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 San Antonio design consultant for more information.

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