Plantation shutters: when beauty meets functionality

17 December 2018

A Plantation shutter has become an effective and popular way to add an elegant and new look to your home. These are attractive and functional, to the delight of many owners.

 Parts of the plantation component.

A traditional plantation component has a fairly simple design. Normally, this type of shutter is composed of a set of full-length vertical panels and can be easily divided into four main parts. The horizontal slats located at the bottom and top of the shutter are called rails. Some shutters also come with one or more horizontal rails located in the centre of the shutter, which divide the plantation shutter into several levels.

 The uprights are on the sides of the blinds. The blinds are these parallel slats that are located between each vertical position that can be adjusted and tilted to allow less or more light to enter. Luminaries can also be made in many shapes and sizes.

 The tilt bar refers to the mechanism that controls the movement of the blinds. This is also available in different styles.

 The split tilt bar is exactly as its name suggests, a tilt bar divided into individual pieces. It allows a different control of the levels found in a single shutter panel, for example, by adjusting the upper level to allow more light to enter while the shutters in the lower layer remain closed to maintain privacy.

Simple tilt bars are a single, continuous vertical bar that connects and controls all shutters at the same time.

The hidden tilt bars discreetly conceal the device on the back of the shutter panel.

Where does a plantation shutter come from?

For many centuries, blinds were used. Some experts have claimed that they were used in ancient Greece, where the slats were made with marble slabs. Before the glass was available, these plates were used to protect elements such as the heart of sunlight, wind and rain.

 These can also effectively prevent small animals and insects from entering the facility. The true function of the blinds has been appreciated once these pests and elements passed and these blinds can be opened to allow sunlight to enter and a cool breeze that can ventilate the house.

 Most of the old houses in the south benefit from the practicality and beauty of these blinds, which have been integrated into the design of the decadent houses found in the plantations of the Old South. It is from this application that the name of the obdurate of the plantation is derived. Since the beginning of time, the blinds have undergone remarkable changes.

 The modern part of the Plantation shutters

Nowadays, these Plantation shutters are now available in a multitude of materials, styles and sizes. These can be found in different parts of the world in almost all styles of houses. Many of them are made of hardwoods such as bass or poplar and can have several finishes to add an architectural touch to houses and commercial buildings. The blinds of the plantation shutters are made of rich woods like walnut, mahogany, or cherry, which are exceptionally attractive.

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