Getting to Know Hunter Douglas Plantation Shutters


Hunter Douglas is known for their custom quality window treatments, and their plantation shutters are definitely no exception. If you have not had the pleasure of owning these window treatments, here are some things you should know.

Types of Hunter Douglas Plantation Shutters

Palm Beach™ – Palm Beach shutters are made with a Polysatin™ compound and are available in white or off-white to match your painted trim. This compound is used exclusively by Hunter Douglas and makes the shutters extremely durable. They are guaranteed not to warp, chip, or discolor under even the harshest conditions, including high heat or humidity.

Heritance® – If you appreciate the beauty and warmth of real hardwood, look no further than Heritance 100% real wood shutters. Made with dovetail construction out of abachi or basswood, these window treatments are stunning either stained or painted to match your decor.

NewStyle® – NewStyle shutters combine modern materials with real wood into a window treatment that is beautiful, functional, and cost-effective. This line of shutters is available stained to mimic the look of wood or painted to match your white or off-white trim.

The Benefits of Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are timeless, so they will not go out of style and need to be replaced any time soon. They also work well with any type of décor, from traditional to contemporary. As a result, these window treatments maintain their value and can be an asset if you decide to sell your home.

When it comes to privacy and light control, shutters offer great flexibility. They can be opened completely to provide a clear view and the maximum amount of light, they can be closed with the louvers open for filtered light, or the louvers can be closed for complete privacy and light control. Another benefit many people don’t consider is that shutters can be closed over open windows to provide some privacy without being blown around by the outdoor breeze, which is a nice feature in the spring and fall months here in North Carolina.

Custom plantation shutters are flexible when it comes to installation as well. While the most common way to hang shutters is to mount one panel on each side of a window and have them meet in the middle, they are also just as functional and attractive if you hinge several panels together to cover a larger window. If you have something that might get in the way of hanging a shutter on one side of the window, you can mount panels that are hinged together to the side of the window to avoid the obstruction.

Hunter Douglas also offers different ways to operate your shutters. If you don’t care for the standard tilt bar in the middle of the panel, you can opt to have the tilt bar on the back of the shutter and to the side, or you can get them with no tilt bar at all. Just adjust one of the louvers and the rest of them will follow.

Sew Fine II Interiors is proud to offer Hunter Douglas plantation shutters and other quality custom window treatments at our showroom in Durham, North Carolina to homeowners in Cary, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, and Raleigh.

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