Guide to Timber Plantation Shutters

Guide to Timber Plantation Shutters

What are timber plantation shutters?

Timber plantation shutters (also known as Basswood shutters) are a durable type of indoor shutter. They are an elegant and timeless window covering, which can help to enhance your home décor.

Bedroom with white timber plantation shutters.

Benefits of timber plantation shutters

They don’t warp

Timber plantation shutters made from basswood have a higher tolerance to water and humidity exposure as it isn’t as porous as other wood can be.

This means that these shutters can be installed in wet areas like your kitchen, laundry, or bathroom with more confidence that they’ll not get damaged.

In saying this, it’s important that these rooms are fitted with good ventilation to reduce the amount of potential water build-up on your shutters.

Add value to your home

It’s thought that installing shutters is a great way to add value to your home! This means that if you’re ever thinking of selling, shutters can potentially boost the price and curb side appeal to buyers or renters.

Provides insulation

Shutters are typically installed so that they sit within the window recess, creating a snug fit. This helps to add insulating factors due to there  being less opportunity for drafts to pass through gaps around the sides of your shutters.

Cost of timber shutters

Timber plantation shutters are priced on the higher end, however they last a long time when they’re cared for properly.

Living room with timber plantation shutters.

Pairing timber shutters with curtains

If you’re looking for more privacy or a way to upgrade your home decor, consider pairing timber shutters with sheer curtains.

Sheer curtains are a great option as they’re very light weight and will still allow your shutters to be seen. They’ll also help to filter incoming light into your room and create a soft glow.

How to clean timber shutters

To prevent the build-up of grime, ensure you’re dusting the slats of your shutters regularly. This helps protect the wood grains and maintain a new look for longer.

You should also aim to give your timber shutters a good clean once every season. All you need is a damp cloth and soapy water.

As timber shutters are made from basswood, using a wet cloth is ok, but we do recommend making sure any excess water is wrung out!

Wiping over each slat with the cloth helps to pick up anything your duster has missed.

Visit our guide for more information on how to clean your shutters.

Frequently asked questions about timber shutters

Can timber shutters be used for sliding doors?

The best sliding door blinds tend to be Verticals, Panel blinds and Vertisheers. This is because all these blinds hang vertically and can easily be moved out of the way to maintain complete access to the doorway.

Find out more about sliding door blinds in our blog.

How to measure your windows for timber shutters?

To make the process as simple and easy as we can, we’ve put together a guide on how to measure for plantation shutters. If you get stuck, our Australian customer service team is always available to help with any questions you may have during the measuring process.

Installing plantation shutters yourself

Installing shutters yourself is not only simple, it’s also a great way to save money!

Find our helpful timber shutter installation guide on our website.

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