6 Ways Plantation Shutters Increase Home Value

More and more Australian’s are falling in love with Plantation Shutters. Far from a passing fad, plantations seem to check just about every box, making them the ultimate window covering. They look great, are easy to clean, fantastic for privacy, insulation and light control. The best part, they are more affordable than you think and help add value to your house. How do they help add value to your house? Read on to find out how!

#1 – They’re built to last

Venetians twist and break. Blinds tear and discolour. When selling or renting, all savvy prospective buyers and tenants see with most window coverings is expensive future maintenance, repairs or at worst, replacements. When they see plantation shutters – It’s almost a sign of relief. They know that they’re in for the long haul and have to worry far less about upkeep. Plantation Shutters are designed to be able to stand the elements so you don’t get warping, discolouration or breaks that you would normally see with curtains or blinds. This makes your investment well worth it as you won’t have to factor in or save up for future replacements. 

#2 – Complete light and privacy control.

One of the big points of owning a house these days is security. More and more home owners are investing in technology to help deter thieves and vandals. Plantation shutters help to add another layer of protection that blinds and curtains can’t. This type of shutter helps you to block off the inside view of your home to prying eyes or noisy neighbours but still allows light to come into the room. Like blinds and curtains, you still have the flexibility to open and close your shutters as you like. If you are looking to sell your home, potential buyers will see the value in this added layer of protection and security. 

#3 – Plantations increase home appraisal value.

Plantations aren’t just a quick solution to cover the windows. Depending on your home plan, window size, dimensions and area of the home – You can choose customised bifold, sliding, stacked or hinged fixtures that suit your home interior perfectly. This flexibility, combined with the natural beauty and elegance of plantation shutters consistently adds value to the property.

#4 – Plantations are timeless and classic.

One of the best things about plantation shutters is the fact that they are timeless and classic. Neutral colours and elegant design means that your shutters will never date. Unlike blinds and curtains which often go out of fashion due to colour and design changes. When selling your home, you want to make sure that your home appeals to as many people as possible. This means including neutral design elements that the majority of viewers will like or that they can easily change if they want too. With plantation shutters you are giving new homeowners stunning window coverings that will suit any style, meaning less work and money for the new owners. 

#5 – Easy to maintain, easy to clean.

Ever tried getting all the dust and stains out of curtains? Ever tried untangling a net of Venetian strings and cables? Other than their looks and value, there is a clear reason plantations win out as the ultimate window covering. Easy to maintain, easy to clean. All you need is a soft cloth and water!

#6 – Eco- Friendly.

If you are trying to sell your home, think about eco-friendly ways you can improve your home. These days, more and more people are working towards becoming “green”. This includes all electrical items and water usage. How are plantation shutters eco-friendly? As plantation shutters act to block out the harsh sun and cold, they are an extra layer of insulation. This means less reliance on heating and cooling appliances and ac units, saving yourself and future homeowners from large electricity bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

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Are you considering plantation shutters for your home? With a 25 year structural warranty on our new Insulite plantation shutters, now is the time to consider getting Australia’s favourite new window covering. We can offer a free consultation and measure to talk you through your options based on your home and budget.

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