Are Plantation Shutters Worth the Money?

There are so many window coverings available on the market today—from blinds and shades to curtains and drapes—but one of the most popular options decade after decade is plantation shutters. These solid window coverings have tilted wooden louvres that are usually 3.5- to 4.5-inches wide and similar to the slats on blinds. They can be more costly than other types of window coverings, so the question that many homeowners have is: Are they worth it? The short answer is yes. Consider all of the benefits that plantation shutters offer:


Plantation shutters will not fade due to aging or the sun’s harmful UV rays, nor will they warp, chip, or peel over time, making them a sound long-term investment for your home. In fact, installing plantation shutters is considered a one-and-done home project, so while you may pay more in initial costs, you’ll save money by not having to replace them in a few years like you would with other types of window coverings.

Ease of Maintenance

Since plantation shutters are sturdy, you can clean them with a vacuum cleaner brush attachment or wipe them down with a cloth quite easily.  This presents an advantage over other window coverings because you won’t have to worry about damaging delicate materials or disassembling them to really get them clean.

Design Versatility

Plantation shutters are available in a wide array of materials, including stained natural wood, lacquered natural wood, faux wood, composite, polycore, vinyl, and commercial-grade materials. They can also be installed on windows and doors of all shapes and sizes and can be customized using an array of colors and finishes—making them ideal for homes that are traditional, contemporary, and everything in between.

Energy Efficiency

The snug fit of plantation shutters on your windows will help insulate your home, keeping its interior warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer. This may reduce the burden on your HVAC system to maintain comfortable temperatures year round and lead to lower monthly energy costs.

Enhanced Light Control

Plantation shutters are installed right up against the frame of the window, including all four corners. This flush location significantly reduces the amount of light that enters a room in a way that blinds can’t.

Turn to Bay Home & Window

If you’re thinking of investing in plantation shutters and want to get the most value for your investment, consider turning to the professionals at Bay Home & Window. We are a family-owned company that has been providing top-of-the-line plantation shutters and other window treatments to homeowners since 1994—making us one of the most tenured and trusted names in the industry.

Our expert designers will work closely with you to help customize plantation shutters that suit your taste and complement your home, and since we are a wholesale supplier, we will be able to offer these shutters to you at a price that is 20-30% lower than retail. Contact Bay Home & Window today for more information, and don’t forget to ask about the flexible financing options available to those who qualify!

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Bay Home & Window partners with Costco. Not only did the Costco collaboration help to give us confidence in the quality of Bay Home & Window, but we also got a great deal on our purchase of window coverings for our whole house! We're very happy with the quality of the product and the high-quality installation work. The window coverings look great.

Andreas W.

Tampa, FL

We had cellular shades installed and it was just want we needed! Finally, we can block out the sun that is just merciless this time of year. I can tell the quality is superb, and install was painless. We had originally ordered light filtering shades and then discovered that it still made the rooms too bright. Bay Home made it easy and affordable to reorder the replacements. They really want us to enjoy our home. Thank you Bay Home & Windows!

Melinda M. 

Tampa, FL

Years ago we bought custom wood shutters throughout our home from Bay Home & Window. We had a great experience and our shutters still look great. Recently we remodeled our closet and had them back to create a custom closet. I had no idea how much we could love a closet. Everyone at Bay Home and Window was easy to work with they helped us figure out the design and utilized every inch of our odd sized space. From appointment scheduling to installation everyone was very professional and exceeded our expectations.

Jill W.

Tampa, FL