Choosing the Perfect Material for Your Plantation Shutters

There are many benefits to choosing plantation shutters for your home. They look great, they are low maintenance and add value to your home. Hunter Douglas offers three different types of plantation shutters made of different materials. Read on to discover which option is best for your home.


Heritance Shutters® are the traditional hardwood plantation style shutters made by Hunter Douglas. Made from real hardwood for strength and durability, they bring the warmth and beauty of natural hardwood into your home. Heritance® shutters are constructed with dovetail joinery, ensuring the frames will not separate, which prevents light gaps that detract from the shutter’s appearance and function. Heritance® shutters are available in a wide selection of stains and colors to go with any décor in your home. Heritance® natural wood shutters also provide superior insulation and can help to cut down on home energy costs.


NewStyle® plantation shutters are innovative, stylish and versatile. Hybrid plantation style shutters combine the best of both worlds: the beauty of natural wood and the strength and resilience of advanced modern day materials, creating a classic and durable shutter. NewStyle® window treatments are made using a natural wood frame with the same dovetail joinery from the Heritance® collection and have a finish that mimics the look of real wood. NewStyle® hybrid shutters are coated with a Finetech® Finish coating that is designed to repel dust. Care is as simple as dusting with a dry cloth. The hybrid option allows you to enjoy high quality shutters at a more economical price point.

Palm Beach™

Hunter Douglas offers plantation style shutters made with a UV resistant Polysatin™ compound, called Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters. This line of shutters will never chip, warp, peel, crack or discolor, regardless of heat, moisture or sunlight exposure. They clean up nicely with soap and water. These features make the Palm Beach™ shutters ideal for high moisture and heat areas in your home such as bathrooms and the kitchen. Another unique feature of the Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters is that the Polysatin™ finish causes these shutters to be scratch and dent resistant. They will never need to be re-finished, re-sanded or re-painted. These shutters are reinforced in all major stress points with interior aluminum bracing and resin blocks, adding strength and durability, which keeps them from bending or bowing. This is an ideal feature for large, wide windows.

Whether you are looking for plantation shutters for your bathroom windows or for large arched dining room windows or anything in between, Hunter Douglas has the right product for your home. For questions about the best plantation shutters for your home, contact the professionals at Blind & Shutter Gallery. Our showroom is conveniently located on Armory Dr. in Nashville, TN and we proudly serve the Greater Nashville area, including Murfeesboro, Franklin, Nolensville, Brentwood, Fairview and Thompson's Station. We have a full Hunter Douglas gallery, so you can see and touch the products before you buy. Call us or stop by today.