Can you install plantation shutters on a large window? The short answer is yes! To find out more about installing plantation shutters on large windows, continue reading below.
If you are ready to install plantation shutters or have any questions, contact the experts at Graham’s & Son Interiors today.
1. Shutters for Large Windows: The Options Available
Homeowners often wonder if they can install shutters on large windows and doors. The answer is yes; however, you will need to work with pros so that measurements are accurate and the best shutters are installed.
Overall, the options available for shutters are either California shutters or plantation shutters. California shutters have louvers that are slightly smaller in width (2.5 inches) than plantation shutters (3.5 inches). This is why interior decorators often suggest smaller louvers for smaller windows or smaller rooms.
It is usually the case that a bigger louver will suit a bigger window or room. So, before choosing shutters, you want to assess the size of the room and the size of the window. With their wider louvers, plantation shutters generally look more visually appealing on larger windows in larger spaces.
Before you choose shutters, it is best to consider the following:
Shutters can be costly and shutters for larger windows do cost more than smaller windows. Currently, Home Advisor suggests that shutters typically cost between $1,133 and $3,985. You can expect to pay more towards the higher end of this price range because of the size of your window and because installing large window treatments that are heavier can be trickier and more time consuming. You’ll see what we mean by this as you keep reading.
The material of your shutters will determine how much you pay. Shutters typically come in the following materials:
Generally, real wood is going to be most expensive, but it is very durable. The other materials will likely cost less, with vinyl often being the most cost-effective option. Composite materials can be heavy and mid-range in price, but are also very durable.
Keep in mind the room where the shutters are located. It is best to install vinyl or composite shutters in rooms that are humid so that your shutters do not warp or crack with frequent changes in temperature.
It is important to also think about the space surround your actual window and how ready it is to support shutters which are typically heavier than other window treatments like lightweight blinds or curtains. Although your large window will not have 1 large shutter panel and will instead have a number of panels to help cover your large window, the size of the panel will determine the weight. The larger the panel, the trickier the installation.
Measurements can be a challenge because large windows are often high and require someone to get up on a ladder! Take your time through this process to make sure you get accurate measurements. You can read the “The Ultimate Guide To Measuring For Plantation Shutters” or find helpful videos online – or you can contact an expert from Graham’s to do the measurements for you!
You will also need to decide if you prefer an inside or outside mount. Or, you may not have a choice if your window has no space for an inside mount. You’ll want to think through how you will use your shutters, what sort of obstructions are present, and whether you need room for them to open or close. This will all effect how you mount the shutters. Again, you may want to consult with an expert to see what they advise, particularly if you have an older home.
Both California Shutters and Plantation Shutters can suit large windows.
2. Plantation Shutters: The Ideal Shutters for Large Windows
Plantation shutters are an excellent choice for large windows. With their larger louver width, plantation shutters are ideal for large windows and even patio doors. They can be opened to allow in a lot of natural light and offer better views to the outdoors, which is probably why you have that large window or door to begin with, right?
Below we have a gallery of some lovely plantation shutters that you might want to consider installing for a large window. Click on the links to find out more about these top suppliers that Graham’s works with. And remember that shutters can also come in specialty shapes, whether you have an arched window or angular window, too.
3. Graham's & Son Interiors: Your Local Experts
Graham’s has a wealth of information and expertise to share with customers like you looking for the perfect window treatments. If you want to read more about shutters, have a look at another of our blogs, How to Find the Best Shutters for Big Windows. Or, check out other options for window treatments from Graham’s. You can also get a free in-home consultation to find out what type of shutters are best for your large windows and for your budget.
With over 40 years providing Cambridge and area customers with quality workmanship and installation of window treatments, Graham’s is your local and friendly expert to consult on your new shutters, big or small. They consult, take measurements, order products, install your products, and make sure you are happy with the results. Contact a Graham’s expert today to find your new shutters!
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“Merv and I just wanted to thank Wayne for his advice and expertise. We are so glad that we decided to go ahead and put the California Shutters on both levels. What an amazing difference and feel to our new home. The installer did a fantastic job, very professional and informative. What a great decision to choose Graham’s & Son Interiors!”
– Merv and Colleen Young
“We want to thank everyone at Graham’s and Son, for all of your efforts in working with us to ‘beautify’ our windows with your California Shutters. Service and communications have been professional, thorough and friendly, from start to finish! We are thrilled with the dramatic change the shutters have made throughout our home! The installation was so quick. The finished product is amazing and we feel like we are suddenly living in another home! We are thrilled with our Graham’s and Son, experience! Thank you!”
– Wendy Brum