An ordinary and plain looking window can be transformed into a thing of beauty with the simple addition of a plantation shutter. While any shutter can be an improvement over a window with no shutters at all, there is a certain beauty and simplicity afforded your home with the addition of plantation shutters.
Plantation shutters have a classic and simple design, but are so attractive that they can transform an average window into a virtual work of art. And, since plantation shutters are usually inexpensive and very easy to install, you can add plantation shutters to your home without going broke.
The first step to installing plantation shutters in your home is in finding the plantation shutters that are right for you. Most home improvement stores will carry many different styles of plantation shutters including faux wood designs and beautiful real wood styles, but the widest selection you’ll find will be online. Wherever you choose to look, however, you’ll be sure to find a style and color of plantation shutter that you will enjoy.
Installing Your Shutters
Installation of your plantation shutters is a much easier operation than you may have imagined. The method of installation will depend upon the style of the plantation shutter and the design of the window jamb, but most typical are direct mount, indirect mount, Z-mold, outside mount, L-mold, T-post, corner post, and bay window mount plantation shutter.
Measuring for the plantation shutters is going to be the most important step in their installation because, obviously, if the measurements are incorrect the shutters are not going to fit. They best way to perform the measurements will depend on the plantation shutters and the window space as well, so be sure to consult the manufacturer’s instructions or consult with a professional for pointers on the best way to measure for installation of your plantation shutters.
Once that important step is completed you will find that the actual task of installing plantation shutters is a breeze. You’ll be amazed at the results and incredibly proud that you could achieve something like this yourself. And, if you choose to have your shutters professionally installed, that is okay too. The result will be just as beautiful.