plantation-shutters3The moment you decide to purchase interior wood shutters for your Toronto home, you’re going to have plenty of options. Many people incorrectly assume that they just need to decide between wood and vinyl, what color they might want, or whether they should get fixed or moveable shutters.

There are many different options to choose from and here are a few that might interest you and your family.

Plantation Shutters

These are also commonly referred to as California shutters and have wider slats. They offer more elegance and a traditional appearance, and even though they were used to protect homes against weather and even sunlight (Southern California), today they are more for show than function.

Wood vs. Vinyl

As we noted already, you have a choice of material. The most popular styles are wood and vinyl. Many people choose vinyl because of the cost savings; they are more affordable than wood shutters, especially custom made wood shutters, but they don’t offer the elegance and value that you’ll get (not to mention versatility) from wood.

Narrow Slat Shutters

You may decide that the wider slat shutters associated with plantation shutters are not quite to your liking. In that case, you would benefit by looking into narrow slate shutters. These are usually about 2 cm thick and are about 3 to 4 cm wide.

Fixed Versus Moveable

You may also choose between fixed shutters and moveable ones. Fixed shutters are more ideal as exterior shutters. These will have slats that cannot be opened and closed (they are fixed into position). Moveable slats are optimal for indoor use because they will allow you to control air flow, privacy, and light getting into your home.

Split Top Shutters

There are different names for these shutters, but with these you can control the upper and lower half of the window treatments separately. This is great when you want light to get into the room but you want to maintain privacy, or when you would like some fresh air in during the evening (opening the top portion) to also maintain your privacy.

If you want to learn more about all of the various options available to you and your family with regard to interior wood shutters, contact Canada Custom Shutters.

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