The Main Benefits of Plantation Shutters

5 Reasons shutters are a Perfect Fit for your home. 

When it comes to window treatments and coverings, plantation shutters have long been a popular choice for UK homeowners for a variety of reasons. In fact, in 2015 shutters were deemed Britain's number one window dressing of choice and have only grown in popularity since. 

And it's not hard to see why. Traditional plantation shutters can instantly transform the look of any room, whether 

you’re looking for a timeless classic or a more modern design. All with a level of functionality that can't be beat. 

While the initial cost of plantation shutters is higher than some other options, we believe they're worth every penny. In this blog post, we at Solent Blinds & Curtains use our 50 years of experience to share the top 5 benefits of traditional plantation shutters and reveal the reasons why a new innovative solution may be a perfect fit for your home. 

1.More light control 

One of the significant advantages of plantation shutters is their ability to provide complete or partial control over the amount of light that enters your home. You can easily adjust the slats to allow more or less light to pass through, based on your mood or the natural light in the room. 

Whether you want to let the sun flood the room on a bright morning or cosy yourself away in the dark on a lazy Sunday - with plantation shutters, you can quickly achieve your desired level of light.  

When it comes to watching a movie or reading a book, glare can be a significant issue when it comes to lighting. Plantation shutters' adjustable slats provide effective coverage against sun glare, eliminating the need for curtains or other coverings - offering more precise and adequate lighting. 


2.Increased privacy & security 

Since plantation shutters are custom-fitted they offer more privacy and security than traditional blinds. They allow you to control the amount of light entering your house and promote privacy without blocking your outdoor view.  

Not only do they allow you to control the amount of light you let into your house, but they also provide the level of control needed to keep prying eyes out, without blocking your outdoor view. 

With this greater privacy also comes an additional layer of security simply by making it harder for potential thieves to see inside your home. The additional physical barrier will also enhance the security of your windows and home. 

3. Easy to maintain 

Plantation shutters are made to last. One of the biggest advantages of plantation shutters is that they're easy to maintain, which is especially important for busy homeowners who want to keep their homes looking beautiful without a lot of effort. 

They're durable and long-lasting and don't need frequent repairs and maintenance. You can simply run a feather duster or damp cloth over them or wipe them down with a damp cloth - no specialist cleaning or dry cleaning required! 

This is particularly useful in high-traffic areas of the home where you’re likely to find moisture, dust, dirt or sticky little fingers. 

4. Temperature control and energy efficiency 

As homeowners, we all want to save money on our utility bills. One great way to reduce your energy bills is by controlling the temperature in your home with the right window treatments. 

Plantation shutters are well-known for their energy-efficient benefits, making them the perfect choice for quality- conscious domestic customers interested in refurbishing their homes and saving some hard-earned pounds in the process. 

With their insulating properties, they trap air inside and provide a barrier between the outside temperature and the inside of your home, thus keeping your home cosy and warm during the chilly winters and cool during the simmering summers. 


5. Classic timeless design 

When it comes to window treatments, plantation shutters are a classic choice that continues to endure for good reason. Their timeless design is both stylish and functional, offering an elegant touch to any room while also providing excellent light control and privacy. 

Plantation shutters are versatile in both form and function as their design complements and elevates a wide range of home décor styles. Whether you have a traditional or modern space, plantation shutters can seamlessly blend in. 

Also if you are you’re planning to sell your house in the future, plantation shutters are a great way to make a lasting impression on prospective buyers. The classic design of the shutters will increase the overall aesthetic value of your home, making it more appealing when it comes time to put it on the market. 

Introducing Perfect Fit Shutters Lite… 

There is no doubt that plantation shutters offer a multitude of advantages, from their classy aesthetic appeal and their ability to control light to their energy efficiency benefits and easy maintenance.  

But while traditional wooden shutters may be the obvious choice, they may not always be the most practical one. 

That’s where Perfect Fit Shutter Lite from Louvolite comes in. 

It's the ideal solution for those looking for all the classic benefits of traditional shutters but without some of the drawbacks. Offering added practicality and innovative design features at a more cost-effective price point with easier and faster installation. 

Where Tradition Meets Innovation 

Perfect Fit Shutter Lite offers the perfect combination of traditional style and modern functionality. The innovative design means that you can have all the benefits of plantation shutters without drilling into your windows or walls, as they are designed to fit perfectly onto a range of window shapes and sizes. 

10 Added benefits Perfect Fit Shutters Lite offers over conventional shutters:  

  • No drilling or screwing - so no damage to your walls or window frames 
  • Easy to measure and install - quicker delivery and speedy installation 
  • Moves with the windows and doors - Can be fitted to inward opening windows and also French or patio doors 
  • Allows in more light and leaves window sills clutter-free - there is less framework than a conventional shutter and louvres sit closer to the glass 
  • Can be easily removed for cleaning or decorating - no specialist tooling required 
  • Waterproof - easy to wipe clean and maintain 
  • More cost-effective shutter - get the look you want at a more affordable price 
  • Child safety compliant - meeting the latest safety standards 
  • Made in the UK - so you can be sure of the quality and delivery times 
  • 10-year guarantee - offering extra peace of mind  

So which shutter is best for my home? 

Are plantation shutters worth it? Absolutely! With their energy-efficient features, easy maintenance, and versatile designs, plantation shutters are a fantastic window covering for any home and undoubtedly a great investment. 

The Perfect Fit Shutter Lite from Solent Blinds & Curtains takes things to the next level by introducing innovative features over traditional shutters and is definitely worth considering. If you're looking for a long-lasting, elegant, and practical window treatment solution, plantation shutters or Perfect Fit Shutters Lite are the ideal choice for any house. But what makes them perfect for your home? 

Which shutter is best will come down to your personal preference and budget. That is something Solent Blinds & Curtains is happy to help advise you on. Our experienced team of experts can help you choose the right shutter to fit your specific needs and make sure it fits perfectly within your home and budget. 

Regardless of your choice, we're confident you'll love the benefits that come with these beautiful, functional window treatments. 

For more information about the benefits of having shutters, or expert advice regarding the best shutter option for you, call us today on 02380 510 333 to speak with the team at Solent Blinds and Curtains to arrange a no-obligation home consultation.