Which is Better: Shutters or Blinds?

Both blinds and shutters serve the very important purpose of controlling the amount of light that comes into your home, as well as contributing to its energy efficiency and appearance. However, there are a lot of varying factors between the two that may determine which one is right for your home, taste, and budget. Consider the following benefits of blinds and plantation shutters before making your purchase decision:

Benefits of Blinds

Blinds are a classic window treatment choice. They block out light and enhance privacy, and they come in a wide array of materials, including wood and faux wood. Their appearance is also incredibly versatile, so whether your home’s interior is traditional, contemporary, or anything in between, you’ll certainly find blinds that complement your home’s interior design. Plus, blinds are more affordable than other types of window treatments, making them a cost-effective solution for your home.

Benefits of Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are an excellent long-term window treatment for your home, as they can last decades with the proper care. Like blinds, they are available in numerous design options and materials—including wood, composite, and vinyl—and they’ll continue looking beautiful long into the future without requiring extensive maintenance. Furthermore, plantation shutters are energy efficient, as they block harsh UV rays from getting into your home, making it hot, and putting a strain on your HVAC system.

The Best Solution for Your Home

If you’re deciding between shutters or blinds for your home, your decision will probably boil down to cost. If you partner with the right company, you can receive gorgeous blinds that will cost less than plantation shutters while still providing you with the fresh look you’re going for. However, they will likely not last quite as long as plantation shutters, which cost more, but can last 25 years or more.

Turn to Bay Home & Window

At Bay Home & Window, we can outfit your home with some of the finest custom blinds or plantation shutters in the industry. During a free in-home consultation, one of our expert designers will take into account your goals and budget and help you decide what the best choice for your home is. Regardless of whether you choose blinds or plantation shutters, one thing you can be certain of is that we’ll provide you with a product that offers unmatched beauty and durability. And, because we are a wholesale supplier, we can provide you with your blinds or shutters at a price that is 20-30% lower than retail, so you can have your dream window treatments at a price you’ll love.

Contact Bay Home & Window today to learn more about the blinds and plantation shutters that we offer and to schedule your free consultation.

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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