The newest edition of the Interior and Exterior Shutters Resource Guide from  Southern Custom Shutters is now available! This resource guide has been updated to include new information about the latest shutter models. Whether you are in the planning process or just considering window treatment for your home, this resource guide will get you up to speed with everything you need to know.

Interior Plantation Shutters

The name Plantation shutters originated from the Southern states. They became quite popular and commonplace because of their aesthetic appeal and insulating qualities. Due to extremes of temperatures experienced in these areas, plantation shutters are quite invaluable because they can make the room warm during winter and cool during summer.

Why Plantation Shutters?

They look Amazing

Surrounding yourself with beautiful things is one of the greatest joys in life. Plantation shutters provide an elegant look that complements the room’s atmosphere. They enhance a home because they are made to prevent fading and peeling and can last for decades without any significant wear on them.

They Increase The Value Of Your Home

You’ll be surprised how much one seemingly small change to your home can have an impact on its resale potential. Plantation Shutters are not only a great way of adding beauty, but they also add value. They add great curb appeal to your home by adding character, charm, and a touch of luxury.

They Are Energy Efficient

The insulating qualities of plantation shutters allow them to block up to 12% more heat than other types of shutters. This is important in the Southern states where winters are brutal and summer’s heat unforgiving. It also means that you can make your house a little bit greener by blocking out some otherwise harmful UV rays too!

They Are Known For Their Longevity

Plantation shutters are known for their durability and longevity. They’re more expensive than other types of shutters, but they’ll look better and last longer in the long run.

Exterior Shutter Options For Your Home

Raised Panel

The raised panel style is one of the most popular styles of exterior shutters. They are characterized by their flat panels that are raised off the surface, giving them a unique look and texture. Raised Panel Shutters come in both solid colors as well as stained for a more shabby chic appearance to match your home’s décor.

Recessed Panel

Recessed Panel Shutters are a style that features recessed panels, which makes them very different from raised panel shutters. The lower depth of the design means they can allow for more light to enter your home and also be used in conjunction with other window treatments like blinds or shades. 

Board and Pattern

Board and Pattern Shutters are a style that is characterized by alternating panels of wood. These shutters have a unique look, which can go with any home’s décor or color scheme.


This type of shutter is an affordable and popular style for most homeowners. Louvered shutters have the texture of a block wall, being made out of wood that has been cut into thin slats or strips to give it more character.

Why Choose Wooden Shutters Over Composite Shutters

  1. i) Wooden shutters have a natural and attractive look that many homeowners find appealing. They come in various colors, degrees of texture/grain, shapes, and styles, so there’s something for everyone! When you purchase the right shutter, it will add charm to your house while also increasing its value.
  2. ii) Wooden Exterior and Interior Shutters are made of real wood, whereas composite shutters often contain a resin core. This means that the interior surface is more likely to warp over time than with a wooden shutter which will stay relatively flat. 

iii) Woods are also more durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions better. So you don’t have to worry about your exterior or interior shutters being damaged from the sun because they won’t be!

  1. iv) Woods are less expensive than composite, so if you’re looking for a budget-friendly alternative, then this is it! 
  2. v) Wood has natural insulation properties. This means that it will help block heat in the winter months and UV rays during summertime!

Bahama Shutters

These are Louvered shutters that are fixed at the top of the window rather than the side. They can be propped open to guard against direct sunlight while letting in a gentle breeze through the house.

4 Reasons To Add Bahama Shutters To Your Home

The versatility of Bahama Shutters means you can have them on any window for the look of a plantation shutter without having to worry about installation.

They also offer an elegant and refined appearance that will give your home a classy, classic feel!

The Bahamas are great at blocking out sunlight in all directions and providing natural ventilation during hot summer months.

The Bahamas provide natural insulation, which means that your home will stay at the perfect temperature all year round.

If you are looking for a way to enhance the look of your home, then be sure to invest in high-quality exterior and interior shutters.