SP Shutters News // May 20, 2022

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How To Select The Right Plantation Shutters For Your Home

Plantation shutters are the perfect option to add to any room, whether it be a bedroom, living room or kitchen. Available in a variety or colours and styles, and offering insulation, light control and privacy, the question is not whether you should install them, but when?

Selecting shutter material

Plantation shutters are made from non-fabric material and are a suitable window furnishing solution that can be easily cleaned. Choosing the right material for the room is important. That’s why we offer PVC, paulownia and basswood shutters to suit any room.

PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is a specific material used for damper areas such as the kitchen, bathroom or laundry. This option should be chosen for these areas to ensure your shutters last and do not become warped or damaged by the wetter environment.

Paulownia is a wood material that has a beautiful natural grain. Paulownia is a lightweight yet very stable wood, making it less prone to bow, warp or twist easily. Paulownia, also known as the Empress Tree, is one of the fastest growing trees in the world, growing to its full maturity in only 10 years. When harvested, it is easy for the trees to regenerate from the stumps, making it easy to restore crops.

Basswood comes from the Tilia family of wood and has a beautiful grain and texture to it. This can be enhanced by adding a stain finish or a polyurethane paint can be added as a finish, which makes the shutters scratch proof – perfect for the kids room or a window that gets opened and closed often.

Panel styles

Shutters can cover any shaped window, but the panel styles of your shutters should be chosen with the shape of the window in mind. You can have full-height window shutters which cover the entire window, as well as styles that only cover the lower portion which offer privacy while still allowing plenty of sunlight into the room. There are a range of panel sizes to choose from, as well as opening styles.


As plantation shutters are a long-term addition to your home, it’s important to be happy with the colour that you are selecting. Available in a large variety, these can be colour-matched to your walls or made to stand out.

Fitting shutters

Measure and installation of shutters can be a difficult process. However, we offer free in-home measuring and installation, so this is one less thing to worry about.

We have an expert team that wants to make sure you’re selecting the right plantation shutters for your home. The material, panel style, colour and location are all elements that we are well versed in. With over 29 years in the business of satisfying Australian families, we are here to ensure you’re happy with your choice of window shutters.

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