Choosing the Right Material for Your Plantation Shutters

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Shutters are a simple window treatment that add charm and character to any room. They are great for adding either elegance or drama to a space that needs an update or a finishing touch. Whether you need to keep your room dark or let some light in, shutters provide light control and privacy with just a few simple movements. Hunter Douglas’ shutters are a beautiful plantation style shutter that are built with true craftsmanship for a quality product that will last for years to come and continue to add charm to your space.

While choosing a finish, style, or color to paint your shutters relies heavily on what the rest of the space looks like, you also should consider what material your shutters should be made of. Hunter Douglas offers a few different variations in building materials for their plantation shutters that vary in strength and durability, but all are constructed with the same expert craftsmanship that is available in every Hunter Douglas product.

The Heritance collection of hardwood shutters from Hunter Douglas is their version of the original hardwood plantation shutter. These shutters are made from 100% real wood and are available in a wide variety of paints and finishes. They are constructed using the dovetail joinery method, which interlocks the wood as tightly as possible to ensure that the shutter is sturdy. When choosing a finish for this shutter you also have the choice of the Integra finish, which creates added luster and durability with minimal care because of its multi-coat application process.

While classic hardwood shutters from Hunter Douglas are durable and crafted from quality materials, hardwood may eventually warp, chip, or crack after being exposed to the elements. If you need shutters for a room in your home that experiences high humidity, such as a bathroom or kitchen, then shutters from either the NewStyle or Palm Beach collections would accommodate your home’s needs better than regular wood shutters. Hunter Douglas’ NewStyle shutters are created with a blend of real wood and modern, man-made materials that add strength and durability without sacrificing the look of classic hardwood shutters. These shutters feature a grain-like finish that mimics the look of solid wood, giving them that classic look with a modern degree of durability.

For even more durability and strength, Palm Beach shutters are created with a UV resistant Polysatin formula that can stand up to the harshest heat and moisture. With this Polysatin compound, these plantation shutter are guaranteed to never warp, crack, peel, fade, or chip even after years of exposure to moisture and heat.

If you live in Newport News, Virginia or the surrounding areas including Williamsburg, Suffolk, Gloucester, Yorktown, Poquoson, and Portsmouth, a trip to Unusual Designs will help you choose the best plantation shutter for your space. Unusual Designs has a full Hunter Douglas gallery and professionals that can help you explore all of your design options and decide which shutter will best suit your space.