Options for Hunter Douglas Plantation Shutters

If you are considering decorating your windows with plantation shutters, you will have to also decide what type of material you will want them to be made of - wood, faux wood or a hybrid material. At Rainey’s Decorating Center, we can help you make that decision. We carry various Hunter Douglas Plantation Shutters crafted from only the highest quality materials.

Wood Plantation Shutters

Real wood always provides an earthy natural beauty to any room. With its rich color variation, natural sheen, and natural wood grain there is nothing like it. With wood, you have unlimited color choices because wood shutters can be painted with virtually any color desired. This allows the homeowner to fit the shutters into any room’s décor in a seamless manner. Wood shutters can also be stained. If you are looking to match your cabinets, trim, or furniture then wood might be the best choice for you. They can be custom stained to match any décor perfectly. Wood is also stronger and lighter in weight than some alternative materials, which allows you to use larger panel sizes if desired.

If wood is the right choice for you, we offer wood plantation shutters in our Classic Heritance® line of hardwood shutters. They are plantation-style shutters that are constructed from real wood and dovetail construction providing maximum durability and strength. They are also available in a large selection of paint and stain finishes, giving a homeowner an infinite number of ways to incorporate them into the style of their home.

Faux Wood Shutters

An alternative to natural wood would be our faux wood shutters. This material gives you the look of real wood without the cost. If wood shutters are out of your budget then faux wood may be the perfect alternative. They are durable and have a long-lasting finish, and the material they are crafted from will maintain its color for many years. They are also moisture resistant, making them a great choice for areas that are exposed to more moisture, like lanais and garages. Faux wood shutters are not prone to warping when exposed to the extra humidity and moisture, which is a potential downside for authentic wood.

If a faux wood shutter will work for you, we offer an alternative to real wood in our value-priced NewStyle® shutters. They are plantation-style shutters that combine the splendor of real wood with innovative modern materials that create a striking and durable window treatment for any room.

Hybrid Plantation Shutters

Another material choice available for plantation shutters is a hybrid material. Hybrid shutters provide a look that is indistinguishable from a professionally painted shutter. The finish on these shutters are dent and scratch resistant, and they never need sanding, painting or staining, making them extremely low maintenance.

If a hybrid shutter is what you are leaning toward, our Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ shutters are plantation-style shutters constructed with an ultra violet resistant Polysatin™ mixture, so they are guaranteed not to warp, fade, crack, peel, chip, or discolor, regardless of extreme moisture or heat exposure.

With all of these choices available you will need to weigh the pros and cons of each to decide which material is the best for you and your home. Wood is a preferred material by many because it provides years of flawless, natural beauty. Faux wood, however, provides similar beauty in a more economical manner. Lastly, the hybrid provides a very low maintenance option. At Rainey's Decorating Center we serve Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Palatine, and the surrounding Northwest Chicagoland area providing options for all of your Hunter Douglas window treatment needs.