- Apr 29, 2013
Got them today. I only installed this set so far. Have to go to a gathering so I will install the other three sets tomorrow.Awesome! I actually changed my mind when I went into the store on Tuesday and decided to get plantation shutters as well. Everyone in the store preferred them and they said they last longer and insulate better than the blackout honeycomb/cellular shades. They also said shutters are the only type that will actually increase your home value. I only ordered them for my computer room right now (with the top third opening independently from the bottom two thirds), but I'll probably get some for the living room and bedrooms as well if I really like these. They take four to six weeks since they are custom made, so I have to wait a while. Post some pics of yours when you move in. I'm pretty stoked to get mine. I haven't been this excited about a purchase for a long time.
Yep. I had them installed about a month ago. I love them! I got plantation shutters with a warm chestnut finish for my computer room and Desert Sand color Hunter Douglas top-down, bottom-up cellular blackout shades for my living room. I got the 4.5 inch louvers on the plantation shutters with the top two louvers separate from the rest so I can open them independently from the others when I want to let a little light in, but still have privacy. It's awesome how well the shutters blackout the room when they are closed. I'm looking forward to them helping with the room insulation next summer.