Custom Plantation Shutters Design & Installation

3 Blind Mice Window Coverings has a large selection of plantation 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.

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.

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Custom Arched Shutters
Arched windows always add an elegant touch to your home’s décor that can be appreciated for providing great views from inside and “curb appeal” from outside. When driving around California residential areas, you can see many homes have these beautiful arched windows.
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Custom Faux Wood Shutters
Faux wood shutters are constructed from synthetic polymers or PVC. This wood composite shutter style is heavier than real wood shutters, but they are also extremely durable, which is a beautiful advantage.
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Custom Wood Shutters
Genuine wood shutters are an elegant treatment available in a variety of hardwood, including oak, maple, cherry, basswood, aspen, or poplar, and can be custom stained to match your home’s decor.

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
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    Colors and stains – if you think it, we can color it; we match any paint and any stain out there

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    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.