The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Seattle
There are no lack of choices concerning plantation shutters in Seattle. Modify your shutters with choices in material (wood, faux wood, or reclaimed wood), paints or stains( bright whites, neutrals, or wood stains), and frames (traditional, Craftsman, or other decorative options). Then you need to select the optimal louver size for your house.
So what’s the perfect louver size for your Seattle shutters? Let’s check out your options.
Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Washington
For our premium shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we produce louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also consider that some shutter manufacturers will charge differently for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Washington won’t!
2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers
The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other window treatment providers in Seattle may suggest tinier louvers, even as small as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you go that small, you reduce the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to see between the louvers when they’re open and they are tougher to dust. When you choose a louver smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be confused for blinds from the outside, which defeats the purpose.
2 ½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still orderly lines of these shutters provide a simple elegance to your windows, making them ideal for homes designed in the Colonial Revival style, or similar constructs like the American Foursquare.
3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers
3½ inch shutter louvers are the most preferred plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a bit large for some Seattle homeowners’ tastes, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – this 3½ inch option is a great fit between the two.
3½ inch louvers are also the most adaptable style for Seattle shutters. No matter the window area, the specialty shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t crowd or appear awkward in comparison. This is essential if you need to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are the same, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to standardize your Seattle wood shutters.
4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers
Our widest louvers clock in at 4½ inches. These louvers make our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, stand outl. They also allow the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to maintain every week.
Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?
Ultimately, your decision will be based on which style you need most, and which size of shutter louver complements your current home decor. To get a better illustration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Washington by calling 360-464-2277 or filling out the form below.