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Can you install plantation shutters to casement windows?

Though it might appear more challenging because of the hardware on a casement window, it is actually quite simple to successfully install plantation shutters on casement windows. All styles (café, full height or tier on tier) and all materials have options that can be custom tailored to fit your casement windows.  


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Georgian Sash Window Shutter Ideas

Georgian sash windows are a traditional and historic style. If you have these in your home, you likely want to retain the historic appearance, while getting the benefits of modern window treatments. Plantation shutters provide privacy, noise reduction and insulation and can be customized to fit the traditional style of your windows. 

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How to Make Small Rooms Look Bigger (On a Budget!)

Limited space does not mean you need to have limited interior design options! There are several ways to maximize your small space and trick the eye to make the room look even larger, while still adding your personal style touches. Here are some interior design hacks to inspire your smaller rooms’ décor. 

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The Best Soundproof Window Coverings

Aside from providing privacy, elegant style, blocking harsh sun, and insulating the home, did you know plantation shutters also reduce noise? When it comes to noise blocking window treatments, shutters beat blinds, curtains or shades, hands-down! Thicker, more durable, and easier to maintain, plantation shutters are an affordable and multi-functional solution to reduce outside noise levels.  

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Family Friendly Plantation Shutters

The Shutter Store 11/5/2021 10:46:47 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design, Shutter Styles

Plantation shutters suit all rooms in the home from kitchen to family room to children’s bedrooms. They are child-safe, offer unparalleled privacy, are pet-friendly and super affordable! Shutters also add value to your home and are a sound investment that will last you for years to come.

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Plantation Shutters in Spanish Style Homes

The Shutter Store 9/24/2021 2:17:02 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Spanish style homes are popular, especially in southern regions, for their rich classic style and design elements. What better window treatment than custom plantation shutters to dress the windows in your Spanish style home? With our shutters, you have the ability to specify everything from material to color to panel configuration, and with custom sizes and shapes to fit every window.

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Can Shutters be Installed in UPVC Windows?

The Shutter Store 9/10/2021 11:07:11 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Installing plantation shutters is as simple and straightforward as can be! With no previous DIY experience, you can still follow our simple measuring and installation guides to mount your own window shutters with ease. A common question / concern is if shutters can be installed in UPCV windows, and the answer is yes! It is the same easy process as installing into wooden framed windows.

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Farmhouse Style Shutters

Yasmeen 4/23/2021 9:35:36 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Farmhouse style décor has been gaining in popularity over the years, the trend shows no sign of fading out with current interior design trends. Farmhouse style homes combine wooden and white tones, creating a rustic but modern style. So what better window treatment to fit your farmhouse style décor than our fabulous white or wooden plantation shutters?

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Will plantation shutters add value to my home?

Yasmeen 4/14/2021 10:44:51 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Do shutters add value to a home? A very good question, beautiful, custom-made plantation shutters add elegance, smartness and plenty of functionality to your home, qualities that you can't put a price on. Amongst these valuable benefits, there's also financial benefits as well, insulation, energy efficiency, plus increased property value. See how a set of plantation shutters can add value to your home.

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Are Plantation Shutters Still in Style?

Yasmeen 2/5/2021 9:22:32 AM Home Decor and Design

No matter what style your home is decorated in, your shutters can be designed to match. From colonial, farmhouse style, to modern / contemporary, plantation shutters are suitable for a range of styles - but does this mean they are still in style?

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Installing Shutters on Patio Doors

Yasmeen 10/9/2020 10:27:33 AM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Home Decor and Design

With our easy to follow measuring and installing guides, installing DIY shutters on your patio doors is just as straightforward as installing any window shutter. Here we talk you through a few things to keep in mind when designing custom patio door shutters.

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Can I Paint Vinyl Shutters?

Yasmeen 9/18/2020 9:43:19 AM Home Decor and Design

A common question that we get asked is if plantation shutters can be painted. Maybe you have a different color in mind something brighter or bolder, and do not see it in our color selection. Or perhaps you want to switch up the color down the road if you redecorate. So, can you paint vinyl shutters? 

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¿Como saber qué medida de slats ordenar para tus shutters?

The Shutter Store 7/24/2020 11:43:28 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Decidir la medida de slats para ordenar en tus shutters o contraventanas puede ser un poco intimidante y a la vez difícil de elegir.  Hay ciertos puntos muy importantes que debes tomar en cuenta al diseñar tus shutters.  Aquí te explicaremos los puntos a considerar y porque cada uno de ellos es crucial al hacer tu elección.

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Combining Plantation Shutters with Curtains

Yasmeen 5/29/2020 11:22:58 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Tempted by the idea of plantation shutters for your home, but you're attached to your favorite curtains? Can you combine the two? You absolutely can combine plantation shutters with curtains. We delve into the home décor hacks that will offer you the best of both window dressing worlds - nothing gets left behind.

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Brighten Up Your House with a Set of Shutters

Yasmeen 5/14/2020 2:03:38 PM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

A set of beautiful plantation shutters will made a fabulous addition to any room, plus, they can really do wonders for brightening up your house. If you're looking for a window treatment that is going to brighten up a particularly dull room, a set of interior shutters will do an amazing job. We explore what shutter elements you should consider.

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Living Room Shutters – What to Consider

Fitting interior shutters to your living room windows will result in privacy protection, insulation benefits, and they'll look beautifully elegant too. When you're choosing shutters for your lounge windows, there are some factors you'll want to consider to make sure you're choosing the most inviting and functional. 

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What are Do It Yourself shutters?

When it comes to DIY projects around the home, our range of custom plantation shutters will inspire you. Our competitive prices and simple DIY guides are an ideal combination when it comes to exploring your DIY shutter ideas.   

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Can plantation shutters be repainted or stained?

Yasmeen 3/6/2020 2:04:36 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

We know how important it is to find the right shade for your set of plantation shutters. The perfect color can tie a room together, whether you'd prefer to match with your existing style or even add a contrasting feature color. 

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Bathroom shutters - what to consider

Yasmeen 2/14/2020 3:02:30 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Finding the perfect set of bathroom shutters is made easier when they're custom made. With so many styles, colors and materials, we help you narrow down some key elements to consider. 

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Home décor projects you can do with shutters

Yasmeen 2/7/2020 2:08:27 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Of course, shutters are designed for windows normally. We've been inspired by some of our customer home decor projects where they've taken a set of The Shutter Store shutters and used them for various special projects. Take a look at some of our favourite shutter décor ideas

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Bedroom shutters – what to consider

Yasmeen 1/10/2020 1:41:40 PM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Plantation shutters offer plenty of benefits to any room in your home. Let's explore the features and benefits that support why plantation shutters are an ideal window covering for the windows in your bedroom. 

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Be courageous with color

Yasmeen 11/8/2019 4:43:01 PM Home Decor and Design

You can't go wrong with a set of white or natural wooden color shutters, but our fantastic range of custom DIY plantation shutters allow your vision to get super bold and creative.

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50 Shades of White Shutters

Yasmeen 9/27/2019 2:32:23 PM Home Decor and Design

White shutters aren't simply a one-size fits all type of 'white'. There's a lot more variety than you may think, many colors on a color swatch could be considered "white", yet there are so many subtle differences that will stand out.

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The Pros vs Cons – Café Style shutters

The Shutter Store 7/4/2019 3:59:10 PM Home Decor and Design, Shutter Styles

Café Style shutters are a popular choice, available in both wood and polyvinyl. While they are a versatile design, you may be stuck as to whether this is the best style for your windows, as opposed to Full Height or Tier on Tier style. Here are some factors to consider.

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Choosing kitchen shutters: What to consider

The Shutter Store 5/29/2019 11:17:33 AM Home Decor and Design, Shutter Styles

Kitchen shutters are the perfect touch to any kitchen remodel. With custom style options to fit any style of décor, from cottage style to modern, wooden plantation shutters offer privacy, light control, and elegance.

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10 budget farmhouse home decor ideas you've got to try!

The Shutter Store 5/6/2019 9:13:43 AM Home Decor and Design

We love the emerging trend of farmhouse style decor. It doesn't have to be expensive to get the look, as we prove in this post. Here are our favorite ways to decorate your own farmhouse style home on a budget.

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10 easy ways to brighten a dark room

The Shutter Store 3/11/2019 9:55:32 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

When your rooms aren't blessed with natural light like you'd hope, here are 10 easy tips for making your space bright and airy all year round.

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How to choose the right shutter color

The Shutter Store 3/4/2019 4:06:33 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Shutter Styles

Shutters may have been chosen for their practical benefits in the past, but more recently they are a style statement in any home. If you're considering which shutter colors are right for you, here's our advice...

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10 easy DIY projects to refresh your home

The Shutter Store 2/26/2019 2:43:45 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Forget a major remodeling project and refresh your home with one of these 10 DIY projects that will quickly and easily give your room a lift.

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Why shutters are great for an eco-friendly house

The Shutter Store 2/18/2019 12:10:35 PM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Looking for affordable ways to keep energy bills low and embrace an eco-friendly house? Shutters are proven to improve insulation. Here's why shutters are a must have eco-friendly home improvement in American homes...

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How to choose the correct style of shutter for your home

The Shutter Store 2/11/2019 2:27:33 PM Buying and Fitting Shutters, Home Decor and Design, Shutter Styles

Looking for an alternative to curtains and blinds? Shutters are a fantastic choice for many reasons. Read our definitive guide to choosing the right shutters for your light, space and windows. 

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How to maximize light in your kitchen-diner

The Shutter Store 1/14/2019 7:23:33 AM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Whether you're planning some big structural changes to your home, or you're looking for affordable solutions, here are some of the most effective ways to maximize the light in your kitchen-diner...

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10 alternative ways to transform your room with shutters

The Shutter Store 8/29/2018 2:36:08 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Shutters transform the look and feel of a room. Period. But we’ll bet you didn’t know the many other ways shutters can be used throughout your home - beyond the traditional window or door dressing. Discover these 10 alternative ways to use shutters in your next home decoration project and get ready to get your DIY on…

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6 living room decor ideas for large spaces

The Shutter Store 8/1/2018 12:09:56 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Shutter Styles

Big rooms are a welcome feature in a home, but decorating them can be a challenge. Discover how to make the most of a large living room with these décor ideas

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7 ways to get your home set for summer

The Shutter Store 5/21/2018 8:00:00 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Seasonal

Summer days are upon us. Take a look at our top seven ideas to bring the colors, finishes and mood of the season inside your home

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How to Choose the Right Plantation Shutter Color

The Shutter Store 5/17/2018 2:27:37 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Shutter Styles

Classic white, natural wood tones, color that’s subtle or an attention-grabbing shade? There’s a world of plantation shutter colors to choose from. Use this guide to select the finish that’s best for your room.

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Home dos and don’ts for Spring

The Shutter Store 2/9/2018 12:10:09 PM Home Decor and Design, Seasonal

Thinking of revamping your home? Discover the latest trends, spring decorating ideas and project inspirations to tackle now, and find out which interior design mistakes to avoid, too

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2018’s home décor trends

The Shutter Store 1/5/2018 11:05:38 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Looking to revamp every room in the next 12 months? Want to add a few fashion-forward touches to your interiors? We’ve rounded up the 2018 home trends so you can create the latest looks

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10 fall home updates

The Shutter Store 9/6/2017 10:25:33 AM Home Decor and Design, Seasonal

With summer ending, it’s time to embrace the new season’s styles. Our ideas will give you inspiration for your interiors

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Easy ways to update your garden

The Shutter Store 7/5/2017 11:09:12 AM Home Decor and Design

Refresh your backyard so you can make the most of it this summer. These quick, simple and low-cost garden design ideas will make the outdoors of your home as fabulous as the interior

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Dream homes in the USA

The Shutter Store 6/15/2017 10:40:53 AM Home Decor and Design

Do you lust after a luxury home? Take a tour of some of the most beautiful, inspirational – and expensive – real estate on the continent

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Make the kitchen the heart of your home

The Shutter Store 4/12/2017 9:41:33 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

It’s a space for prepping, cooking, dining and hanging out, so find out how to turn your kitchen into a space you, your family and your friends will love spending time in

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Easy home updates you can do in a weekend

The Shutter Store 2/8/2017 9:35:56 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Room makeovers needn’t take days to produce amazing results – and they don’t need advanced DIY skills, either. You can do these jobs in a weekend or less, no workshop required

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Why Special Shape Shutters Are Perfect for Unusual Windows

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:30:46 PM Benefits of Shutters, Buying and Fitting Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Unusual shaped windows can present a real challenge when it comes to finding suitable window coverings for them, and you may find yourself very limited in choice when it comes to curtains and blinds. Fortunately a solution is at hand in the form of bespoke special shape shutters – which can be custom built to fit any window, regardless of shape or size. 

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Transform Your Home with American Shutters

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:24:54 PM Home Decor and Design, Shutter Styles

In recent years there has been a steady increase in the adoption of American shutters in homes across the US. These permanent, louvered shutters are fast becoming a go-to solution for homeowners who want an energy-efficient, attractive alternative to curtains and blinds.

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Get the Best of Both Worlds Using Shutters as Partitions

The Shutter Store 12/15/2016 3:17:56 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Open plan or divided? This is the big conundrum for many a homeowner. Both have their advantages and drawbacks, which makes it often a very tough decision. But what if you didn’t have to decide? By using shutters as partitions, you can achieve the same privacy and seclusion you would have with solid walls, but can also easily create an open plan space whenever you need to.

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How to make your home warm and cozy

The Shutter Store 12/14/2016 10:15:48 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration, Seasonal

Beat the chill this winter. Find out how to prep every room for the holiday season with our fabulous decorating ideas, clever ways to insulate windows and heat-boosting solutions

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How to prepare for Fall and bring it into your home

California Shutters 9/19/2016 9:06:34 AM Home Decor and Design, Seasonal

Take hold of that post-vacation, back-to-reality feeling and make these 5 changes that will take your home into the new season

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10 easy ways to add curb appeal this weekend

The Shutter Store 7/26/2016 3:50:54 PM Benefits of Shutters, Home Decor and Design

Whether you’re thinking of selling your home, or just want to make the most of your space this summer, here are 10 easy ideas for how to add curb appeal to your house. Better still, each one can fit into a single weekend.

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10 ideas for creating a porch you won’t want to leave

The Shutter Store 6/23/2016 12:01:58 PM Home Decor and Design

Does your porch need a makeover? Then check out our 10 easy ideas for transforming it into a more beautiful, usable year-round space that you’ll love.

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Take a tour of designer Kelly Hoppen's new warehouse home

The Shutter Store 3/15/2016 5:45:01 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

We take an inspirational tour of designer Kelly Hoppen's new dream London home.

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Expert advice: picking a color scheme

Ros Anderson 1/14/2016 5:12:04 PM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Worrying about how to create a decorating scheme? Want to know which colors are on-trend? We speak to color consultant Amy Wax for her tips on how to get it right first time

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5 Budget Bathroom Updates

The Shutter Store 12/21/2015 9:00:20 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

Let’s face it though, it’s not always possible to undergo major renovations just to suit our need for a fresh decor. Here are 5 ideas to update your bathroom on a budget!

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The Beauty of Black Interiors

Isabelle Lapare 11/23/2015 9:42:30 AM Home Decor and Design, Inspiration

For the longest time, black has been on the no-no list of interior design. Slowly but surely, the bold color choice has gained in popularity and has now established itself as a hot trend.

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