Plantation shutters offer a very popular mode of window treatment. They are the most classy of all window treatments. These actually add value to the home because shutters are considered a permanent structure to the home much like a door is. People who have shutters installed may never have to have any other window treatment added.
Have you ever looked at the curb appeal of a home? Do you know what curb appeal is? It is much like looking at the cover of a book. They say not to judge a book by its cover, however many times it is the cover that compels you to pick up the book or click to read the description in the first place. Curb appeal is good if you wish for your home to convey a good example of who you are. Even the most ratty houses can be spruced up to look nice on the outside. This is particularly true if you ever wish to sell the home, curb appeal is what brings in potential buyers. Curb appeal matters, so what does this have to do with plantation shutters?
Have you ever seen the outside of a home with plantation shutters on the windows? It totally transforms the look of the windows, not only on the interior where it is obvious, but on the exterior, from the curb. The slats of the shutters show through the windows, giving them a nice textured appearance from the road. Have you ever seen a home with drapes or curtains or blinds that are torn. You can clearly see this from the road, it makes the windows look ragged, even if you cannot tell from the inside.
Having these shutters on all windows gives the rooms on the inside and outside a nice even look, a nice clean balance. The eye flows from window to window and does not snag on droopy drapes, or the ugly side that has some drab color. People should consider what the window dressings do to the look on the outside as much as on the inside. Having shutters on every window makes a huge difference in the look from the street.
When looking for window treatments consider how it makes the home look outside, the curb appeal. Think carefully if you choose drapes or curtains, because those do not look as nice and neat as the plantation shutters do.