A lot of people think that window treatments are meant to be purely utilitarian décor pieces. They are placed on our windows and are meant to control or filter the light that comes into our homes, end of story. But why should your window treatments fade into the background? At A Shade Above in Middletown, RI, we believe that window treatments have as much potential to stand out as any other piece in your home, and one of the best ways to harness this drama is through plantation shutters from Hunter Douglas.
What are plantation shutters?
Plantation shutters are some of the most dramatic and distinctive window treatments on the market today. Similar to horizontal blinds, plantation shutters are constructed out of hard materials, such as wood, and are made out of individual pieces of those materials, known as slats. These slats are installed horizontally, with a long piece known as a louver placed across them vertically. The louver is used to control the angle of the slats, and thus the amount of light that will enter through your window. Because slats achieve nearly 180 degrees of movement, you can have unprecedented variety in your home’s light control, and incredible ease, as the louver system makes them very simple to operate.
Why Hunter Douglas?
Hunter Douglas is known for unmatched quality, simplicity, and innovation in their window treatments, and that extends to their plantation shutters as much as their other window fashions. With Hunter Douglas, you have three distinct options for your plantation shutters: the Heritance® collection is the classic plantation shutter, constructed out of authentic hardwood using dovetail construction for incredible durability. The NewStyle® collection creates a unique hybrid polymer of authentic woods and manmade materials to achieve a look that combines the beauty of real wood with the ease of synthetic materials. And finally, the Palm Beach™ collection is made of Hunter Douglas’s own Polysatin™ compound, which is designed to be resistant to UV damage, providing you with shutters that will be beautiful for years to come.