Should I Choose Wood, Faux Wood or Hybrid Shutters?

Plantation shutters by Hunter Douglas are an excellent design choice for any home. Available in 3 distinct styles, you’ll find the right shutter for your specific room and décor style. Shutters offer you a distinct beauty and have many operating systems that make them versatile and easy to use. You can enjoy complete privacy and energy efficiency when the slats are closed or open them for more light and a wide view through. Here is an overview of what’s available in Hunter Douglas Shutters from Visual Creations:

Natural Wood

When considering genuine hardwood shutters - the natural grain of the wood, the variation of rich color, and the luster of real wood are a definite plus. The natural beauty of real wood is undeniably a positive giving your home a warm luxurious feel. Wood shutters offer the homeowner an unlimited number of color choices as well. Many customers choose to paint the shutters to match the trim color of their home, allowing the shutters to fit into their design scheme seamlessly. They can also be stained, and the stain can be customized to match your furniture, trim or cabinetry. Wood shutters are light in weight and are stronger than faux wood shutters. They provide durability and flexibility when it comes to the size of the shutter panels. Wood shutters allow you to use larger panels because of their lighter weight making them a perfect choice for large windows. They also fit snuggly in odd shaped windows like arches and angled windows.

Faux Wood

Just as the natural wood shutters offer benefits, faux wood shutters offer benefits of their own. The poly material that they are made of is very durable and long lasting. Their color will hold through the life of the shutters. They can also be less expensive because the poly material is typically less expensive than natural wood. So if you are remodeling on a tight budget and money is an issue, faux wood may be an option for you to consider. Another advantage to the faux wood is that it is resistant to moisture and high humidity. Most homes in Florida, despite the high humidity are climate controlled and therefore you only have to worry about heat, moisture or humidity in bathrooms, laundry rooms or kitchens. If your windows are in one of these areas, then the poly material may work better for you. Hunter Douglas Palm Beach™ PolySatin shutters are guaranteed to never warp, crack, chip or peel even in the most adverse conditions.

Hybrid Plantation Shutters

With our Hunter Douglas New Style Hybrid shutters, you can get the best of both worlds. Hybrid shutters are made from a composite of wood and man-made materials so you get the durability of faux wood shutters and more of the natural beauty of wood shutters. They come in more color choices than traditional faux wood shutters too. Having this option can help you get the look you want in areas where traffic is high or moisture is a problem.

Hunter Douglas Shutters by Visual Creation

Regardless of whether you choose Natural Wood, Faux Wood or hybrid shutters, Visual Creations can help you design a window treatment that will look amazing and enhance not only the look of your home but the value of your home as well. We have years of experience helping customers like you with interior decorating and window treatments. We would like to help you with your design project. Call us today for an in-home consultation. At Visual Creations, we serve all of Lee County, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs, Estero, Pine Island and surrounding areas.