Things To Consider When Choosing Shutters

Back 23rd October 2023

When contemplating the purchase of plantation shutters, there are numerous important factors to consider to ensure that you make the perfect choice for your home.

Plantation Shutters have earned their popularity due to their stunning aesthetics, remarkable functionality, and lasting durability. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind:


The choice of material is an essential factor to consider when choosing your shutters. You can choose from various materials, including MDF, hardwood, ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) and composite materials. Each material comes with its own benefits. However, it’s important to consider the environment where the shutters will be installed. For example, for a bathroom, a waterproof option like ABS is an absolute must.

Style and Design

Plantation shutters come in different styles, such as full height, cafe-style (covering only the bottom portion of the window), shaped and tier-on-tier (two separate sets of shutters). The style you choose should harmonise with your interior decor and fulfil your privacy and light control requirements.

Louvre Size and Tilt Rod

Louvre size, or slat size, is another crucial factor in shutter selection. You can choose from various sizes, each impacting the look and functionality of your shutters. Larger louvres allow more light and create a modern appearance, while smaller louvres offer a classic look. Tilt rods can be hidden, off-set, or centre, each with its own aesthetic appeal.

Colour and Finish

Consider the colour and finish of your shutters to match or complement your existing decor. White and off-white shades are popular choices, but some materials can be custom-painted to your preferred colour. You can choose from various finishes, including painted, stained, or natural wood.

Privacy and Light Control

Think about your privacy and light control requirements. Plantation shutters offer exemplary privacy and light control. By simply adjusting the louvres, you can regulate the amount of light entering a room and maintain privacy in a way that is not possible with other window dressings.

Automated Shutters

For large or hard-to-reach windows, consider automated shutters. With a remote control, you can easily open or close the louvres regardless of the window’s position.


Professional installation is strongly recommended to ensure the perfect fit and functionality. Although self-installation may seem cost-effective, it can lead to costly mistakes. Designing and installing shutters is an art, and relying on experts like Just Shutters ensures a seamless installation and a perfect fit, resulting in aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting shutters.

Guarantee and Quality

Always check the guarantee offered by the retailer. High-quality shutters often come with an extended guarantee, reflecting their durability and performance. At Just Shutters, we offer an industry-leading lifetime guarantee, which speaks volumes about the quality and longevity of our shutters.

Just Shutters – Making Your Home Beautiful

Choosing the ideal interior shutters for your home is a significant decision. With Just Shutters, you can be confident that you’re selecting unparalleled quality, precision, and style. Whether you seek enhanced privacy, improved energy efficiency, or a touch of elegance for your home, Just Shutters offers an extensive selection of materials, colours, and finishes to meet your needs.

With outstanding customer service, expert installation, and a lifetime guarantee, Just Shutters is your perfect partner in making your home beautiful.

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