The Best Louver Size for Shutters in New York
We supply no lack of choices regarding plantation shutters in New York. Modify your shutters with choices in material (wood, faux wood, or reclaimed wood), paints or stains( whites, neutrals, or wood stains), and frames (traditional, Craftsman, or other decorative options). Last but not least, you need to select the perfect louver size for your house.
So what’s the best louver size for your New York shutters? Let’s take a look at your options.
Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters New York
For our custom shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we make louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also remember that some shutter manufacturers will charge differently for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters New York won’t!
2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers
The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other window treatment providers in New York may suggest thinner louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you go that small, you decrease the appeal of shutters, and it can be more difficult to view the outside when they’re apart and they are tougher to dust. When you install window treatments with louvers less than 2½ inches, shutters can also be confused for blinds from afar, which isn’t what you were going for.
2 ½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still orderly lines of these shutters provide a put together look to your windows, making them excellent for homes designed in the Colonial Revival style, or similar designs like the American Foursquare.
3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers
3½ inch shutter louvers are basically the gold standard of plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a little big for some New York homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – this 3½ inch option is the perfect midpoint between the two.
3½ inch louvers are also the most adaptable style for New York shutters. No matter how large your windows are, their shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or appear awkward in comparison. This is essential if you need to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are the same, so look at 3½ inch louvers to standardize your New York 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, look bold and beautiful. They also give you the most unobstructed view when they are opened, since there’s more space between each louver and less louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes cleaning a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to take care of every time.
Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?
Ultimately, you decide which style you need most, and which size of shutter louver elevates your current home decor. To get a better illustration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters New York by calling 631-246-3930 or filling out the form below.