Plantation Shutters

Want Plantation Shutters? Before You Order, Read This

Plantation shutters are a Sunshine Coast homeowner’s dream come true, offering a timeless design that tackles two key challenges: shielding your haven from the summer sun’s glare and creating an elegant aesthetic. But before you embark on your shutter selection journey, consider the exciting array of options available at Home point to ensure you find the perfect fit for your home.

Unveiling Your Shutter Style:

1. Panel Power: Choosing the Right Look

While Home point customises shutters for various window shapes (arched, hexagonal, and more!), you have several stylish options for standard windows:

  • Full Shutters: These classic panels open and close as a single unit.
  • Café Shutters: Offering a charming touch, these shutters cover the lower half of your window.
  • Double-Hung Shutters: Enjoy ultimate flexibility with these shutters that open at both the top and bottom.

2. Mounting Marvels: Inside or Outside?

The mounting location plays a crucial role in the overall look. Here’s a helpful guide:

  • Showcase Your Moulding: If you have beautiful decorative moulding around your windows, opt for an inside-mount installation to highlight these architectural details.
  • Create a Finished Look: For windows without moulding, an outside mount is ideal. These shutters come with built-in moulding for a polished and stylish finish.

3. The Art of Louvres: Big or Small?

Louvre size plays a vital role in both aesthetics and functionality:

  • Large Louvres for Expansive Views: For larger windows, consider spacious louvres to maximise your view of the stunning Sunshine Coast scenery.
  • Smaller Louvres for a Refined Touch: For more compact windows, select smaller, thinner louvres to ensure a balanced and elegant look.

4. Material Magic: Choosing the Perfect Match

Plantation shutters come in a variety of materials, each with its own advantages:

  • Aluminium: Durable, low-maintenance, and available in a wide range of colours.
  • Basswood: Offers a beautiful natural wood grain and can be painted or stained.
  • Cedar: A luxurious option known for its rich colour and natural beauty.
  • PVC: Easy to clean and moisture-resistant, ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.

Making the Perfect Choice:

Consider the desired aesthetic, maintenance requirements, and future painting or staining preferences when selecting your material.

  • Easy Care with PVC: While PVC shutters are a breeze to maintain, painting them can be more challenging compared to aluminium or timber.
  • Natural Beauty of Timber: If you crave a classic wood look with the flexibility to change colours in the future, then timber shutters are the way to go. For added longevity, ensure your timber shutters feature mortise and tenon joints, renowned for their superior strength compared to dowel and glue joints.

By planning ahead and understanding the various options, you’ll be well-equipped to choose the perfect plantation shutters to enhance your Sunshine Coast haven.

Home point: Your Partner in Shutter Perfection

At Home point, our knowledgeable shutter professionals are here to guide you through every step of the selection process. Contact us today for a free measurement and quote, and let us help you transform your home with the timeless elegance of plantation shutters!