1" Mini’s out…2” Plantation Shutters and Blinds In?


These were in style about 15 years ago. Now everyone is taking those down and getting rid of them. Many are going to the new wider slat look. With the wider louvers, you can gain many options, like an up-to-date style, better viewing, easier to clean, and more. You can achieve this in several ways.

The most impressive look is a Shutter. Some refer to it as a Plantation Shutter. Either way, they are furniture for your window and offer a rich clean look. They offer a variety of different size louvers so as to get the best look for your decor and the most visibility when looking through. Shutters come in a variety of materials, such as many different types of wood, composite, solid vinyl and extruded vinyl. Many times, the quality of a shutter can’t be seen just by looking at it, so don’t make a bad investment in your home.  Have a qualified blind company give you a free in-home consultation to help you make a great decision.

Another option is a 2” or 2 ½” Blind, sometimes referred to it as a shutter blind. These too offer a nice look and can be accented with a top treatment, valance, or drapery panels. These come in a variety of materials such as wood, composite, vinyl, and metal. When having a decorating consultant come by to assist you, have them explain which material would be the best match for you and your home. Blinds have many moving parts and a great warranty is very important. So ask your consultant about the manufactures warranty, the service warranty, and if there are any no questions asked” options available.

So have fun changing out your old blinds for the new, nice, clean 2” look!


Wilmington, NC

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