Unlike curtains, drapes, shelves, valances or any other cloth window treatment, a plantation shutter can actually be financed into the cost of your new home. Sometimes, this applies to a refinance as well. While you may find this odd, it is really not. They increase the value of the home and they almost always stay with the house if it is sold in the future. Therefore, it makes sense that many lenders are willing to factor these costs in.
What Makes a Plantation Shutter Different?
Traditional shutters have narrower, smaller louvers. While they did see their peak in popularity and there are still plenty of lovely options available, a plantation shutter is becoming a preferred choice because they allow for the maximum amount of natural light. They have wider louvers and those that are created for longer windows on divider rails offer more control. So, you can close some and leave others open on a wide window. They are perfect for any room in your home and offer a great curb appeal from the outside.