Your Options for Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are a classic feature of American architecture, and one that has never really gone out of style. If you’re thinking of incorporating them into your home, you may be surprised to find that these deceptively simple window treatments still have a variety of options to choose from. If you aren’t sure what style of plantation shutter is right for your home, the window treatment professionals at AAA Blind & Shade Factory in Virginia Beach, Virginia can walk you through the process of deciding.

As there is not a lot of variation in the style of construction for plantation shutters, largely what you’re going to be deciding is the material and finish of shutters that you want. Your choices from Hunter Douglas are:


Heritance® shutters are the classic American plantation shutter. Made of authentic wood and built using the dovetail construction method, Heritance® shutters are both gorgeous and built to last. Also, as they are available in a wide spectrum of finishes and stains, you’ll be able to find Heritance® shutters to fit any décor or style.


If real wood is outside of your price point, don’t worry, there are still plantation shutters for you. Hunter Douglas NewStyle® shutters are made out of a hybrid material composed of wood and manmade materials, so they both look like real wood and have the durability and price point of synthetic materials. Also, as they do not have the necessary maintenance of 100% authentic wood, they are easy to keep up and will last your family a very long time.

Palm Beach™

Because they are exposed to the sun, window treatments are going to have to put up with UV light. If you’re worried about your window treatments degrading due to UV exposure, then Hunter Douglas’s Palm Beach™ shutters are made out of PolySatin™, a material designed to be UV resistant. These shutters will stand up to the test of time as well as the elements, while also having the style you’ve come to expect from Hunter Douglas window treatments.

Has our explanation helped you find the plantation shutters of your dreams? Do you still have lingering questions? Either way, contact AAA Blind & Shade Factory to get started on getting your very own plantation shutters. Visit our showroom in Virginia Beach, Virginia today. We also proudly serve Norfolk, Chesapeake, and the surrounding areas.