The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Boston

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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). Finally, you need to choose the best louver size for your home.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

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 offer louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also keep in mind that some shutter manufacturers will charge separately for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Boston won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we have. Other shutter manufacturers in Boston may offer slightly smaller louvers, even as small as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you look at the result, you reduce the allure of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to view the outside when they’re apart and they are awkward to clean. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from the outside, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

However, 2½ inch louvers have a classic, “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 that are in the Colonial Revival style, or similar styles 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 a little cluttered – this 3½ inch option is a great fit between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most compatible style for Boston shutters. No matter the size of your windows, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or look bulky or flimsy in comparison. This is essential if you want to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are consistent, so go with 3½ inch louvers to get the most out of your Boston wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers are sized at 4½ inches. These louvers make our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, look bold and beautiful. They also show the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a breeze, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every time.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Ultimately, your decision will be based on which style you need most, and which size of shutter louver looks best with 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.