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Which Types of Shutters Are Right For Your Ormond Beach Home?

Do you want to dress up your windows to match the interior decor and aesthetic of your home? Window treatments can range from affordable to luxurious and expensive, but the best part is you don’t need to break your budget to find the right types of shutters for you.

You’ll want to determine whether you’re interested in shutters for decoration, insulation, controlling light, or a combination of the three. By being mindful of the aesthetic of your home, you can find shutters that are able to elevate your home’s decor to a whole new level.  

Read on to learn all about the different types of shutters you can use for your Ormond Beach home! 

1. Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters evoke the style of southern antebellum interior charm. They’re a great aesthetic choice as well as practical because along with dressing up their windows, they can block or let in as much light as you desire. Because they’re thick and sturdy, they also provide extra insulating properties to guard against the Florida heat or cold. 

These shutters are fitted to the window from, so they can swing open or closed like doors. However, they also come with tilted louvers that can give you extra control over the amount of light coming through your windows. They can be made to suit any size or shape of the window. 

2. Wood Shutters

Wood shutters can dress up the exterior of your home or provide the right amount of shade and light for the interior. The best part about wood shutters is that they come in different designs, colors, sizes, and shapes. They’re also made of solid wood that can be stained to protect against water damage. 

Board and Batten Shutters

Board and batten shutters come in different configurations of vertical wooden planks with battens going across horizontally. For instance, the battens can be near the top and bottom of the vertical boards. There can also be a diagonal batten to create a z-pattern.

Raised Panel Shutters

Raised panel shutters have a more classic design compared to board and batten. You’ll often see this style on kitchen cupboards. There is typically one or two rectangular areas of the shutter that appear raised compared to the outside. Because this is a subtle visual difference, these shutters work with a variety of home styles. 

Combination Shutters

You’re not confined to one style or another–you can also choose wood shutters that are a combination of styles for a unique look. For instance, you can choose shutters that are louvered at the top and board and batten on the bottom. This can create a modern style that’s a combination of new and old. 

3. Vinyl Shutters

Vinyl shutters are made from poly, vinyl, or PVC. The main benefit of vinyl shutters over wood shutters is that they’re more affordable. Vinyl shutters are also a great choice for the high humidity environment of your Ormond Beach home as they won’t be become warped from water damage. 

You won’t be limiting yourself when it comes to vinyl shutters because they can look like faux wood shutters. You can choose from a variety of styles and colors as well. 

4. Louvered Shutters

Louvered shutters are similar to plantation shutters and can be made from wood or vinyl. However, they’re often made of thinner overlapping slats that are connected to the outer frame and aren’t able to move up and down.

Because you can’t adjust them, these are often a great choice for the exterior of your home. However, you can also install them in the interior of your home and control the light or shade in your home by swinging them open or closed. 

5. Café Shutters

Café shutters can be either plantation style of louvered style shutters, but they all have one thing in common–they’ll cover the bottom half of windows instead of the whole window. This provides you with privacy in breakfast nooks or the living room, but they let in an ample amount of light at the top no matter if they’re open or closed. 

6. Cutout Shutters

Cutout shutters are great for the exterior of your home because you can choose unique cutout designs that match the style and theme of the exterior. Cutout shutters are often a combination of raised panel shutters with a small cutout at the top or bottom of your choice.

The shape you choose in your cutout shutter should be simple and easily recognizable, such as: 

  • Stars
  • Hearts
  • Dolphins
  • Pineapples
  • Clovers
  • Silhouettes

They add an attractive, long-lasting accent to your home exterior. 

7. Custom Shutters

Not all windows are typical rectangular sizes. For windows that are near the ceiling, arched windows, sloped windows, and more, shutters can be made for any size, shape, or configuration. You can find a modern solution that works for your interior or exterior decor. 

Even better, windows that are too high to reach can be installed with motorized blinds or shades so that you can easily open or close them. 

The Best Types of Shutters for Your Home

The best types of shutters for your Ormond Beach home depend on your needs and the style of your home. For instance, if you’re looking for modern shutters for the exterior, raised panel shutters may be the best choice for you. For some classic interior charm, plantation shutters or louvered shutters may be the better choice. 

Lastly, you want to choose vinyl or wood based on your budget and the humidity of the area. Vinyl will be the choice for you if you’re looking to save money and protect against future water damage. 

Ready to begin installing new shutters for the interior or exterior of your home? Contact us today to get started! 

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