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Plantation Shutters -
buyers are looking at a home, many upgrades get their attention.
Floor tile, fireplace, and tile backsplash are some popular
additions to a home. One upgrade, however, really makes
homebuyers take notice. That upgrade is plantation shutters.
Plantation shutters are interior shutters installed inside a window. Though
the name is often used to describe any interior window shutters,
true plantation shutters feature that are 2 � to 4 � inches
wide, set into panels that are 12 to 19 � inches. The panels can
be adjusted as needed to let in light or to keep it out. This
adds shade to a home and can even help reduce the energy bills.
Shutters also add privacy in areas that require it. For this
reason, many people install plantation shutters in large windows
over the bathtub or in the bedroom. Many people also use
plantation shutters in windows facing the street. Plantation
shutters can be used in every window in the home, but the cost
for this would be great.
Plantation shutters are available in most every type of wood or in vinyl.
Customers looking for a stained look should buy wooden shutters
as vinyl offers a painted look. Some new vinyl shutters are made
to replicate the look of wood. These are a cheaper alternative
for those desiring wood.
Plantation shutter installation is a relatively easy do-it-yourself project.
Installation is quick and requires few tools. If you prefer,
some companies do offer installation at an additional price.
Contractors or “handymen for hire” can also be hired to install
If you do opt to do the installation yourself, the most important thing is
to accurately measure. You will want to make sure that your
shutters are a precise fit for your window. An inaccurate fit
will greatly detract from the shutters’ look and value.
Manufacturers will offer detailed installation instructions.
Home improvement stores also offer tips and suggestions for
installation. In addition, instructions are available on the
For a classy and long-lasting window cover, consider plantation shutters.
They add privacy, shade, beauty -- and perceived value.
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