Interior Shutters FAQs

You have questions, and we have answers! Find our most common custom interior shutters FAQs here. Still have questions? Live chat us, and we’ll be happy to help.

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Why should I choose custom interior shutters over big-box shutters?

There are many advantages to choosing custom created shutters, rather than stopping by your local superstore; the most obvious being the look of the shutters. Custom shutters simply look, fit and age better than bargain brands. A well-crafted and fitted quality shutter outshines any mass-produced alternative. Another advantage is quality. With custom shutters by Southern Shutter Home, your shutters will last a lifetime, and they’ll look great the entire time. We stand behind this quality so strongly that we offer a lifetime guarantee.

How much do interior shutters cost?

Custom shutter pricing can vary, depending on the options selected. Making decisions in design style, finishing options, number of windows, materials can influence a price greatly. Interior shutter selection is much different than exterior shutters, which is why Southern Shutter Home offers a free measurement and design consultation to all potential clients; to deliver the most accurate pricing.

What are the best type of interior shutters for my home?

Shutter type depends greatly on two factors: what style you prefer and what your needs are. If you desire more natural light, easy-opening accordion shutters or shutter sets are a great option. Another popular choice is plantation shutters, which are easy to manipulate and maintain an extremely classic aesthetic. Overall, it comes down to personal preference, and we are happy to help you make decisions. In the meantime, look at some of the great interior shutter options here.

Do interior shutters increase home value?

Yes! Beyond offering great insulation to block UV rays for better energy efficiency, they improve the appearance of a home. Interior shutters send a message: “Quality is important to me.” Custom shutters show potential buyers that you’ve invested to keep your home at a higher standard. The result being higher appraisals and outstanding first impressions of shoppers.

Do plantation shutters darken a room?

Yes and no is the dual answer. Plantation shutters only make a room, as light or dark, as you want it to be. By adjusting the louvers or slats in plantation shutters in either an open or close position, you will achieve your desired amount of light into the room or block the light. This aspect makes interior shutters an excellent choice for bedrooms and bathrooms alike.

Are shutters better than blinds?

Shutters and blinds have their pros and cons, making each of them the correct solution to a design challenge. For example: Blinds are more affordable than shutters, but they don’t last as long or add the same value to a home that shutters do. On the other hand, blinds are a great option for a shorter-term home that could use privacy, insulation and comfort. Overall, Southern Shutter Home only produces quality products, making either option one you can count on to improve the appearance of your home.

Are plantation shutters good for bedrooms?

Plantation shutters are more than good for bedrooms – they’re great! They offer variable privacy and light with the ease of adjusting a louver. A simple adjustment can block out light on weekend mornings or brighten your bedroom throughout the day. They also offer fantastic insulation, keeping your room at the perfect temperature while you sleep.

Do you need curtains if you have shutters?

Adding curtains to shuttered windows is purely a personal style decision. While interior shutters are great at controlling light without necessarily using other treatments, drapes or curtains are great options, if you want an extra touch of color or design style.

Should all windows have shutters?

Not all windows necessarily need shutters. We often recommend a mix of shutters, blinds, shades and drapes depending on many factors. For example, we love the added privacy and light control of plantation shutters in a bedroom or bathroom, but our client might have certain needs or wants that make other options better for them. The desired effect for a modern smart-home may include remote-control shades or the need for the perfect drapes to complete the home décor. No matter what our clients’ needs or desires, we are always here to recommend the appropriate product for your space. Southern Shutter Home offers free design services and we create products designed specifically to our clients’ specifications.

Do shutters keep out noise?

Interior shutters are great for keeping noise pollution to a minimum. With thick and durable louvers, shutters absorb noise and create a seal on your window, for better energy efficiency. This makes them perfect for homes near busy roads or centrally located in town.

Do shutters insulate your home?

Shutters not only insulate your windows, but they can also be added to insulate doors. They are great for keeping the cold weather out in the winter and obstructing the heat in the summer. This saves homeowners on their energy bill, while adding an extra selling feature to a home. By the correct selection, you can boast energy efficiency and achieve a classic design element for your home.

How long does installation take?

Depending on the size of your home and the number of shutters being installed, the process is relatively quick and is typically completed in 1- 2 days. Our installation professionals are always courteous, experienced and respectful of our clients and their homes.