The Top 5 Features of Plantation Shutters

Classic styling, unparalleled beauty…that’s the distinction that plantation shutters will bring to your home. Have you been thinking about adding the effortless function and sophisticated look of shutters to your home? If so, you’re not alone. Plantation shutters are one of the most popular forms of window treatments in the Kansas City area. They offer amazing benefits, unending style and an upscale look you just can’t get with anything else. Still deciding? Here are the top five most sought-after features of plantation shutters…

#1 Hunter Douglas Shutters Lead the Industry

The warranty that backs all three of our ‘shutters’ collections is the best in the industry–it’s a limited lifetime warranty you won’t get anywhere else. Why is Hunter Douglas willing to offer such an amazing warranty? It’s simple. They provide extremely high quality craftsmanship, with construction and materials that withstand the elements.

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Hunter Douglas has also created plantation shutters that fit the form, function and atmosphere of your home–that means a more custom experience for you. If you live in areas of high heat and humidity, we have a shutter for you. If you want genuine hardwood, like the timeless style of Heritance Hardwood–shown here–we have a shutter for you. If you want a high quality product within your budget, we have a shutter for you. Plain and simple, when you want shutters for your Kansas City area home, there’s no better choice than Hunter Douglas.

#2 Specialty Shapes Offer a Distinguished Look.

The sharp angles, the soft curves…specialty shape windows bring unique beauty to your home. But as you know, finding window treatments can be hard. You want function, but you don’t want to cover up the specialized look. That’s why plantation shutters offer such sophistication for your specialty shape windows.

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Newstyle® Hybrid Shutters

The customizable shapes are fitted to your window and your home’s decor. And you’ll benefit from incredible function, as the adjustable louvers block the direct light from flooding into your home, ruining the atmosphere and your valuable furnishings, as they offer 99% UV protection.

#3 Large Windows Present and Amazing View.

You invested in these beautiful windows, large and open, providing your home with a breathtaking view of your landscape. Function is important, but so is your decor. You want something with effortless operation, easy adjustment to open for the view, yet direct the light during the brightest times of day. With various slat sizes to choose from, you can enjoy maximum view-through and the dramatic look of shutters–the perfect backdrop for your busy life. NewStyle shutters–shown here–bring the whole room together for a coordinated look.

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#4 Customization Suits Your Home & Lifestyle.

Some of the well-loved features of plantation shutters is the customization of slat sizes, operating systems and tilt choices, so you can make the best decision for what fits your home and lifestyle. Front tilt is the classic styling, with a tilt bar that runs down the center of the shutter for the time-honored look. The contemporary appeal of rear tilt offers an uncomplicated view-through, as the tilt bar is hidden off to the side, behind the shutter. Adjustment of the louvers is simple and convenient. With operating systems–hinged panel, bypass and bi-fold, you choose the system that works best in your home.

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#5 Privacy & Light Control Are Must-Haves.

It’s your home–you want to be comfortable. Whether it’s a quiet evening around the dining room table, or a busy morning getting ready, you deserve to be in control of your home’s privacy and atmosphere. That’s one of the amazing benefits of plantation shutters. The adjustable louvers can be set to your comfort–no matter the room or time of day–so you are in control.

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Palm Beach™ Polysatin® Shutters

Speaking of privacy, the bathroom is one of the most popular rooms for plantation shutters–the clean look, the organized structure, the natural lighting–and privacy is king. The louvers direct natural light for a refreshing glow, and you’ll always feel comfortable. So whether you want levels of soft lighting brought into the room, or the invitation of ample sunlight, it’s up to you. The Palm Beach polysatin shutters–shown here–are a great option for your bathroom, as well. Created for areas of humidity and moisture, they stand up to the elements–backed by Hunter Douglas’ incredible warranty.


The time-honored tradition and effortless function of plantation shutters will add dramatic styling to your home with endless benefits for your lifestyle. Perfect for specialty shape windows, patio doors and any room where you want to create the ideal atmosphere, our designers can guide you to the right features of plantation shutters for your Kansas City area home. Contact our team, at One Stop Decorating, for a free, in-home consultation.