There are no lack of choices when it comes to plantation shutters in Boston. Modify your shutters with options in material (wood, faux wood, or reclaimed wood), paints or stains( whites, neutrals, or wood stains), and frames (traditional, Craftsman, or other decorative options). Last but not least, you need to select the best louver size for your home.
So what’s the perfect louver size for your Boston shutters? Let’s take a look at your options.
Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Boston
For our popular shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we make louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also keep in mind that some shutter manufacturers will charge differently for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Boston won’t!
2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers
The thinnest louver size for shutters we have. Other window treatment providers in Boston may sell tinier louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you look at the result, you lose some of the appeal of shutters, and it can be more difficult to see between the louvers when they’re apart and they are awkward to clean. When you choose a louver smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from the outside, which may not complement your intended design.
However, 2½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still orderly lines of these shutters provide a distinct style to your windows, making them ideal for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar designs like the American Foursquare.
3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers
3½ inch shutter louvers are the most preferred plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be too gappy for some Boston homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look tight – this 3½ inch option is a great fit between the two.
3½ inch louvers are also the most compatible style for Boston shutters. No matter how large your windows are, the specialty shape, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is essential if you want to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It pleases the eye when your louver sizes are consistent, so go with 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Boston wood shutters.
4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers
Our widest louvers are sized at 4½ inches. These louvers help our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, look bold and beautiful. They also show the most unobstructed view when opened, since there’s even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a breeze, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every time.
Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?
Ultimately, your decision will be based on which style you like best, and which size of shutter louver complements your current home decor. To get a hands-on look, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Boston by calling 781-352-2205 or filling out the form below.