Create a dramatic statement, unsurpassed elegance, and natural beauty with our hand-crafted plantation shutters throughout your home. They come in a range of custom styles and are an investment in quality that will add warmth and value to your home.
Custom Plantation Shutters Design & Installation
Thoughtfully Crafted Custom Plantation Shutters
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3 Blind Mice Window Coverings has a large selection of indoor window shutters to fit every taste and price range. If you’ve been dreaming about stylish window treatments for your home, custom shutters might be just the thing you are looking for. To view photos and design ideas for your home, choose the type of shutters you are interested in from the galleries below.
WHY PLANTATION SHUTTERS
- Tougher to stand through extreme heat or moisture, 3 Blind Mice Window Coverings shutters are guaranteed never to discolor, chip, warp, crack, or peel from
- An old-world charm with sensible modern updates, the material allows for a quick wipe with mild soapy water.
- No one likes fading. Enjoy 99% protection of your furnishings, art, and flooring from UV ray damage when the louvers are fully closed.
- Customize your space with a bypass track or bi-fold for sliding doors, or accommodate bay windows or an objectionable cafe-style view.
- Greenguard certified. Take a deep breath in our Eclipse Polyresin Shutters that ensure a healthy atmosphere in your home.
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Shutter Product Options
Premium, 100% North American hardwood shutters are an investment in style and quality for your home.
Refined wood alternative is engineered to resist moisture and wear over time.
Rectangular-shaped panel covering the entire window and can be installed using any frame style.
This classic style covers the bottom part of the window, allowing light to enter above while maintaining privacy.
BYPASS TRACK SYSTEM
Ideal for patio or closet doors, panels slide on a double track that can be attached to a frame or mounted directly to a window casing.
Top and bottom panels hang in the same window but operate separately, allowing the top to be opened for daylight while the bottom is closed for privacy.
ARCH OR ANGLE TOP PANELS
Whole window solutions that perfectly fit the rounded shape of full arch windows or angles of slanted windows.
Mounted to French doors, curved or rectangular cutout options can accommodate door knobs or handles.
Sunburst patterned louvers cover unique window silhouettes such as eyebrow, elongated, and elliptical arches.
Traditional style for smaller window and café height applications.
Most popular louver size provides versatile visibility and light control options.
With wide louvers, this option provides great visibility to the outside and is perfect for larger windows..
Select a type of Custom Plantation Shutters Design & Installation
THINGS TO CONSIDER
One of the best things about custom plantation shutters is that the different options you can choose from come in all kinds of price categories, assuring that even a modest budget can afford the sophisticated look.
While there are pros and cons to each variety, genuine wood plantation shutters offer you the most flexibility when designing custom shutters because the wood can be custom stained with any finishes or cut to fit any size.
Vinyl is less expensive than real or faux wood and is especially suitable for high moisture areas like laundry rooms and bathrooms. Composite shutters are a right middle of the road product that will give you the look of real wood at a cost closer to vinyl, and while they are not as good as vinyl in high moisture areas, they are better than wood.
All types of custom shutters are available in natural wood tones, stained or painted variations allowing you to pick a style and design that will seamlessly flow with your home’s interior design. Besides being durable, functional, and easy to use, one of their unique features is the appeal and styles they add to your home, whether you prefer traditional versus contemporary or somewhere in between.
- Louvers size range from 1 7/8″ and go all the way up to 5 1/2″
- Frame types from simple bullnose to detailed molding
- Hinge types from surface-mounted hinges to a higher-end hinge, which is a motorized hinge
- Hinge colors ranging from silver, powder-coated, painted, antique brass, bronze oil rubbed, or even brass, to name a few
- Tilt options from a standard tilt rod to a hidden tilt rod, otherwise know as “Clearview”
- Header options from a simple “mouse hole” – no pun intended - to a liberty arch cutout
- Colors and stains – if you think it, we can color it; we match any paint and any stain out there
- Panel configurations – there are many ways to configure your panels from cafe style to double-hung, to bypass to bifold; there are a large number of arrangements that best suit your needs.
Interior shutters are an excellent treatment idea for families with small children because they do not have any dangling cords or strings that children can get tangled up in. Some of our plantation shutters have eliminated the tilt bar while still giving you full tilt control. In addition to shutters, we provide a variety of cordless and child-friendly window treatments as well as motorized window coverings that will eliminate hazardous pull cords from your home and give you one less thing to worry about!
Plantation shutters feature wider louvers that allow more light into the room are usually hinged on the outside of the window frame and swing open to allow access to the window or to allow light in. Operable slats can be adjusted for light control, airflow, or privacy concerns. They are also available in multiple tears allowing tilt control for half of the window to have the slats open while the other half remains closed, giving you even more control over light and privacy.
We love working on uniquely shaped windows such as circular, half-circle, oval, arched, or cathedral style. Our designers will provide you with many options to custom fit any shape or size and stained to match any home’s existing decor during the in-home consultation.
Are window shutters energy efficient?
Both interior shutters and exterior shutters are energy-efficient treatments and can prevent heat loss in the cold winter and reduce heat gain during hot summer weather. Shutters made from solid materials are the most effective at saving on energy costs.
Do window shutters add value to a home?
Shutters are installed directly into your onto your doorways or window openings making the treatment a permanent fixture in your home. These types of treatments are appraised as a valuable addition to your home which translates directly to your home's assessed value.
How much do custom shutters cost?
Prices for custom shutters largely depend on the window dimensions and shutter materials. For long-lasting, custom shutters, you are better off working with a specialty store. With 3 Blind Mice, you can expect to spend from $XX to $XX per square ft. for wood shutters while faux wood or composite can range anywhere from $xx to $xx per square ft.
Do window shutters add value to a home? Shutters are installed directly into your doorways or window openings, making the treatment a permanent fixture in your home. These types of treatment upgrades are appraised as a valuable addition to your home, which translates directly to your home's assessed value. An excellent investment that helps you save on energy bills!
Are window shutters energy efficient? - Both exterior and interior shutters are energy-efficient treatments and can prevent heat loss in the cold winter and reduce heat gain during hot summer weather. Shutters made from solid materials are the most effective at saving on energy costs.
MAINTENANCE & WARRANTY
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
The 3 Blind Mice Window Treatment's Limited Lifetime Warranty extends from installation throughout the life of your window treatment. We promise to stand by our product and cover any defects in materials, mechanisms, workmanship, or failure to operate correctly. Because with 3 Blind Mice Window Covering, you have a partner for
CERTIFIED BEST FOR KIDS™
The certification program is run by an independent laboratory giving you a guarantee that the product has options to operate without traditional cords or the treatment's inner cords are inaccessible to young children and pets.
STRESS-TESTED IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
From testing UV-painted components and textiles to high heat adhesive strength test, 3 Blind Mice Window Coverings ensure finished window treatments perform consistently for years to come.
PLANTATION SHUTTER FAQ
There is a lot to consider when measuring your window treatments. Every treatment will have different considerations, including the function and look you try to achieve with your window treatments and the corresponding hardware and surroundings like window trim, built-in furniture, etc. At 3 Blind Mice, our in-home designers will help you select the window treatments of your dreams with professional measurements to ensure the perfect fit.
Consider using sheer curtains or shades to allow natural light in while still maintaining some privacy. You can also choose a window treatment with adjustable slats, like blinds, to control the amount of light coming in.
Yes, you can layer different types of window treatments for added style and functionality. For example, you can pair drapes with blinds or shades for extra privacy and light control. Layering window treatments also adds depth and texture to your living room decor.
Measurement requirements differ depending on the window treatment and how and where you mount it. You must account for hardware, window trim, and the like. At 3 Blind Mice, our in-home designers will help to ensure that you have professional measurements and the perfect fit.
Faux wood shutters, also known as composite shutters, are window treatments made to look like real wood shutters, but they are made from synthetic materials such as vinyl or composite wood. They offer the same classic look as real wood shutters but are more affordable and durable.
Faux wood shutters are generally less expensive than real wood shutters, and they are more durable and resistant to moisture. However, they may not have the same authenticity and warmth as real wood shutters.
Yes, faux wood shutters are generally easy to clean with just a damp cloth. They are also resistant to stains and moisture, which makes them ideal for use in areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Yes, faux wood shutters are ideal for high-humidity areas such as bathrooms and kitchens because they are moisture-resistant and will not warp or crack.
Yes, faux wood shutters can be painted or stained to match the decor of your home. However, they do not have the natural wood grain texture that real wood shutters have, so the finish may not look as authentic.
The benefits of choosing faux wood shutters over real wood shutters include affordability, durability, and moisture resistance. Faux wood shutters also require less maintenance and are easier to clean than real wood shutters. Additionally, they are an eco-friendly option as they are made from recycled materials. The ease of maintenance or moisture resistance makes them perfect choices for kitchens and bathrooms.
Yes, faux wood shutters can be custom-made to fit any size or shape of window, including arched and circular windows. This makes them a versatile window treatment option for any room in your home.
Mounting shutters inside the window opening are recommended when windows have a decorative trim or molding surrounding the window. Inside mounts allow shutters to attach directly to the window frame with hinges or by adding a small wooden shutter frame.
Yes, plantation shutters can be configured for motorization and automation, giving you an easy hands-free louver operation. Our system comes with an exclusive override feature that allows for manual operation.
One of the disadvantages of faux wood is the material’s weight, which may cause mechanical failure from wear on the lift mechanism. Overall, faux wood shutters are functional, reasonably priced, and aesthetically pleasing alternative window treatments to real wood shutters.
Plantation shutters are a perfect addition to French doors—they look great and give you lots of options for controlling your light levels and in-home privacy. Depending on the width of your shutters and the design of your French doors, you may need a door handle cut out to accommodate lever-style door handles.
Yes! Plantation shutters are a safe and easy-to-use covering for sliding doors that can be customized to match the rest of your window coverings. Unlike with shutters for windows, which are usually mounted to the left or right side of the window, shutters for sliding glass doors are installed in a track above the doors that allow them to slide open like an accordion. This provides you with full access to open and close the sliding door without the shutters in the way.
The front door of your home can be a statement or a seamless part of your overall décor. No design rule says which is best. Real wood shutters can be a beautiful pairing with a matching wood front door, but a bright pop of color on the front door can provide an excellent contrast with neutral or white shutters.
Begin on the left-hand side of your bay window and measure the width of each section, noting the width of each individually as well as the total width of the window. For example, if you have a multi-angle bay window with 3 panels, your width might measure 24” for the left panel, 48” for the center panel, and 24” for the right panel—with a total width of 96”. For the height, measure from the sill of each window to the top of the window. Record each measurement to the nearest 1/8” and round down to the nearest 1/8” if you land on a 1/16”.
Yes! Shutters make a great window covering for bay windows, and it might be easier than you think. If you’ve struggled with attaching blinds to your angled bay window or are tired of covering it up with curtains, shutters can be the perfect solution. They can be custom-built to fit your bay window’s exact dimensions for a fit that looks great and gives you total control over light, visibility, and privacy in your bay window.
When you measure your arched windows for shutters, make sure to record your width and height measurements, recording to the nearest 1/8” (and rounding down to the nearest 1/8” if you land on a 1/16”). To measure the width, use a steel measuring tape to measure the widest point at the bottom of the arched window. To measure the height, measure from the very center of the bottom up to the arch’s tallest point. If your arched windows have legs (straight sides that end in a curved arch at the top), you’ll need to measure the height of the right and left legs in addition to the middle of the arch.