Plantation shutters derive their name from the American plantation era as these were the type of window finishing used in that time. They are characterised by their horizontal slats which are usually operated manually via a handle that runs the length of the shutters to maneuver the slats to the desired angle. Additionally, the shutter can be swung open to fully open up the window.
These types of shutters tend to be among the most expensive type of window treatment but are considered worth the expense if you can afford it. This is because they offer great insulation, are easy to clean, and are durable making them easy to maintain. They aid in lowering energy consumption costs due to reducing heating and cooling needs (see insulation above).
They are generally made from either wood or aluminium which further adds to their insulation and ease of maintenance. But if that wasn’t enough of an incentives list, then the best of all for homeowners is that plantation shutters can add significant value to your property, especially since they suit all room types and decorative tastes.
Plantation shutters are available in Melbourne from a variety of providers which can be found and reviewed using an online search. Providers of window treatment options should be able to provide a variety of options and colours for consideration. Once quoted and installed, you will be ready to reap all of the benefits of having plantation shutters in your home.