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Difference Between Plantation Shutters and Traditional Shutters?

If you were not born with an inbuilt home improvement dictionary, distinguishing the difference between traditional shutters and plantation shutters may seem like rocket science. It isn’t though. And while the slight difference between them may not seem obvious at first, choosing one over the other as your window treatment can have startling effects. So, without further ado, here are some differences between plantation and traditional shutters you can’t afford to miss.


Shutters, in general, were introduced to the Americans by the Spanish, particularly in New England states. Traditional/colonial shutters were thus the first to be introduced. Today, you can find them in Northeastern homes, practically in homes with early American décor. Plantation shutters, on the other hand, were introduced in the Old South, as window treatments to keep homes safe from the harshest of the sun’s rays. With time, plantation shutters have come to replace traditional shutters, and are widely used nationwide.

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