Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters in Albuquerque, NM

Nothing says "Elegance" like Plantation Shutters. With our extensive selection of styles, colors and frames, there is virtually no window in Albuquerque, NM, that we cannot furnish.

After installing Plantation Shutters my customers always say the same thing:

"Shutters Change Everything!"

I hear it all the time. And, Plantation Shutters are the one window covering that never wears out - you'll never need to replace them.

Everyone remembers a room with shutters. There is no forgetting the beauty and style that shutters add to a room. Just imagine your home with these beautiful window furnishings throughout.

We offer a wide selection of colors to choose from and when the need arises we can also do custom color matching.

Shutter Construction. This picture shows a Hunter Douglas shutter panel 'joined' using a dove tail joint. It's the strongest joint you can use in building furniture.

If you buy a cheap shutter expect to have problems. I often get calls for repairs to shutters falling apart only to find out they were cheap to begin with. Buying from a reputable dealer will ensure you are getting a good product and a good warranty.

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Shutter Louvers. Shutter louvers come in different sizes. We offer 1 7/8", 2 1/2", 3 1/2" and 4 1/2" in the 'elliptical' louver design.

This picture shows a hardwood, stained plantation shutter with 3 1/2" elliptical louvers and a tilt rod. The tilt rod is the vertical (handle) piece and is used for opening and closing the louvers.

We can also do an S-Curve, louver design in 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" sizes.

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What's the difference in a plantation shutter louver size? In this picture the louvers on the right are 2 1/2" while the louvers on the left are 3 1/2".

See the difference in the view?

When the situation warrants I will recommend the larger 4 1/2" louvers.

Hidden tilt rods as shown here are a good suggestion when the maximum view is important.

There's no price difference between 2 1/2" to 4 1/2" louver sizes, but if you want hidden tilt rods expect to pay 10 to 15% more.

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Shutters with Hidden Tilt

On Hidden Tilt all the louvers are connected on the backside.
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Shutters with Hidden Tilt

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Sunburst Arch

Plantation Shutter Arches. If you have arches in your house you need to understand the difference between sunburst design and louvered arch design.

This is a sunburst arch.

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Louvered Arch

On Louvered Arch the arch is part of the door panel with operable louvers.

In specialty shapes there are lots of designs like: Quarter Round Sunburst, Half Round Sunburst, Eyebrow Sunburst, Elongated Eyebrow (or raised eyebrow) Sunburst, Circle Sunburst, Hexagon Sunburst, and Angle Top.

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French Door Shutters

Plantation Shutter French Door Cutouts. French doors are easily done in shutters with cutouts that allow the shutter frame to go around the door handles and locks. There are two or three cut out designs to fit whatever french door you have.

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"Bi-folds" are often used on doors like in the picture on the right.

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Track By-Pass Shutters

The picture on the left shows a "Track By-Pass" configuration.

There are pluses and minuses in the track by-pass setup.

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Cafe Shutters

This is a Cafe shutter. A cafe shutter is one in which the door panels stop half way up and the frame goes all the way around the top.

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Elegance This picture shows how a beautiful bay window area is done in plantation shutters. That set of windows would have looked nice in wood blinds, faux wood or whatever you can imagine but shutters make a rich statement.

Shutters are everyone's first choice. Everything else comes after that. They are beautiful, durable and they actually add value to the home as they are "permanent window coverings." Not only that but they do a good job insulating the window.

One more thing when looking at shutter manufacturers. Find out how the (door) panels are fixed into place when shut. Make sure the 'fixing' device is not noticeable from the outside. Cheap manufactured shutters have magnets in plain view from the outside which takes away from the furniture look.

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