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Old 06-21-2010, 04:11 PM
 
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Default Best Place to buy Plantation Shutters

I was thinking of getting plantation shutters for an arcadia window. I just can't deal with the vertical blinds anymore.

Any idea where the best place to buy them from would be?
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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what are "plantation shutters"?....are they just wide-louvered ones?....I always hear that term in real estate ads!
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:51 AM
 
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I went with a local company in Mesa. I can't remember their name but I paid $900 for 3 plantation shutters which included two window shutters and a door shutter. It included installation of course. That may seem like a lot but plantation shutters are expensive and if you went with the Home Depot and Lowes route, you would be paying twice that amount AT LEAST. There are local companies that have coupons and discounts. This place just did shutters so try to find a local place that only does shutters.

It took them 6 weeks to get the shutters in stock and the installation took a few hours.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:02 AM
 
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To azdr0710: They are wood shutters that frame a window or arcadia door unlike wood blinds that fit inside a window. They fold open instead of lifting up like a blind. They can be costly but really last.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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Plantation shutters are excellent for keeping your place cooler during the hot months. Having them on your west and south facing windows makes a big difference. Also they look much nicer than blinds and typically are of better quality.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:44 AM
 
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Plantation shutters are excellent for keeping your place cooler during the hot months. Having them on your west and south facing windows makes a big difference. Also they look much nicer than blinds and typically are of better quality.
They are also much easier to clean than blinds. Love them!

gmi
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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I do know what shutters are....I have them all over my house....and, yes, they are expensive, but will last forever and are always in style

but I don't know what makes them "plantation" shutters....even my last shutter installer didn't know what made them "plantation" unless, we agreed, some realtor invented that term because it sounded more prestigious.....

I had great luck with Excite Shutters, owned by Taft Smithson....480-296-4399 in Gilbert....
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:25 PM
 
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I've had more than one Realtor tell me that plantation shutters are one home improvement that does, indeed, help with resale value.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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but I don't know what makes them "plantation" shutters....
I always assumed they were the style of shutters that one would see in the plantations in the south. But who knows?
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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I may be wrong, but I think "plantation" shutters are wide-louvered ones, which are more popular these days....they let in more light and look better on larger windows
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