Over the years, we have installed plantation shutters in a few of our rooms. And by “we” I mean, we have had them installed professionally. Sure, I wish we could go the DIY route to save some money but I don’t trust our DIY skills to do it properly. After all, even the install-your-own type of plantation shutters aren’t exactly cheap.
When we first installed plantation shutters in our home, we started with the bathrooms for privacy reasons. To avoid any moisture problems, we purchased the “polywood” type.
I just love the way they look over the tub…Although, they would look much better if I had a free-standing tub instead of this monster jacuzzi. Unfortunately, that is a battle I will not win in this house…
Anyway, we also have plantation shutters in our downstairs guest bathroom…
Since this room faces the south, these shutters filter the light beautifully most of the day.
When I remodeled my home office, we also added them in there.
I used real wood ones in here since I don’t have to worry about moisture or many dirty fingerprints. Usually, I am the only one who opens and closes them. For the most part, this space is free from those messy boys.
Design-wise, plantation shutters are perfect for my office with the way they give the room an island inspired feel. This was always the look I envisioned for the space and I feel that the plantation shutters really finished the room!
Ever since we completed our kitchen renovation, I’ve wanted to tackle the family room – starting with the windows. The wood blinds have been in there for years and they really don’t do much for the room. Basically, they block the glare when you are watching TV…but they don’t even do that very well! They are falling apart and just look messy all the time.
For the past year, I have been checking prices and waiting for plantation shutters to go on sale somewhere. Finally, the company I used for my bathrooms, Sunburst Shutters announced a sale! (No, I am not being compensated to mention them. I have just used them in the past and was very happy with the company.) The sales rep came out yesterday to measure and I ordered the shutters for the six windows in the family room. They should take 4-5 weeks so I will give you an update once they arrive. I am so excited to be moving along with this space!
Do you have any plantation shutters in your home?
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