Interior shutters, a budget-friendly window treatment?

Adding both form and function to any room, plantation shutters are ideal if you are looking for an elegant, low maintenance window treatment. If budget is holding you back from installing custom plantation shutters, the good news is that you have landed in the right place!

By shopping with The Shutter Store for quality DIY shutters, you will save 40%+ compared to a full-service measure and install shutter company. With tons of custom options on our site, let’s look at some cost-saving tips for budget interior shutters.

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Shutter Style

If you are looking to cover the entire window opening, full height shutters are the most budget-friendly option and best value plantation shutters.

Add a mid-rail to full height shutters to separate the upper and lower sections of slats to save money compared to a tier-on-tier style shutter with separate upper and lower panels.

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If you do not need complete coverage or light blockage, a great cost-saving option is to order a café style shutter. Covering only the lower portion of a window opening gives you privacy and style, and you can customize the height of your café style shutters. Since the shutters are priced per square foot, the lower the height is, the more you will save.

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Shutter Material

Polyvinyl shutters are a more budget-friendly window treatment than wooden shutters. Durable and waterproof, polyvinyl shutters are a great choice for any window, (unless it is a special shape like an arch or circle, or unless you are looking for a stain color to see the visible wood grain).

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We offer polyvinyl and wooden shutters made overseas, as well as American-made. Our American-made shutters have a standard or express option. If your project can wait the couple of extra weeks, going with the standard vs express will keep your cost down. The ranges that are made overseas take about 2-3 weeks longer to receive but will also keep your cost lower.

Design Options

If you are torn on which gorgeous design options to choose for your home, you can always keep in mind that certain options have a surcharge associated with them.

To avoid any extra surcharges, you can select the following style options:
  • Central Tilt Rod vs Hidden
  • Paint Color vs Stain
  • L-Frame vs Z-Frame or Deco Frame

If the recess depth of your window opening allows for an inside mount, choosing an inside mount will also cost slightly less. Since outside mount shutters are larger than your window opening (you must increase your dimensions to account for the width of the frame) there will be an additional cost for an outside mount.

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Work in Stages

To break up the cost and work the project in more manageable chunks, consider which windows are highest priority, and order in stages.

Consider which windows need the most privacy, or which windows get the most direct sunlight.
Maybe your living room window faces right out to a busy street, or maybe you work a graveyard shift and need to block the bright morning sun from the master bedroom windows. Start with those and work your way through the rest of the house.

Bundle and Save

If we are running a spend & save promotion, orders of $1,000 or more will qualify for our highest discount level.

Regardless of the current promotion on the website, orders of $1,000 or more will always qualify for free shipping.

Try adding a few different shutters to your cart and order in a combination that keeps each order at or above the $1,000 mark to save the most on each purchase.

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Take Advantage of Promos

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Our shutter experts are not on commission and will never upsell you! We are here to help guide you in designing your perfect shutters at your ideal price. Our motto “Be Shutter Savvy” reflects our goal of ensuring your shutters will be a great fit and you will be pleased with the value and quality. Get started by reviewing our DIY guides and get a quick quote today for elegant window treatments on a budget!

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This post was brought to you by Yasmeen, one of The Shutter Store USA's experienced shutter consultants. Contact our team, our shutter experts are here to help you find the shutter style, material, slat size and frame mount, creating the perfect combination to help insulate your home. We're here to help!