6 Ways Plantation Shutters Increase Home Value
More and more Australians 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 plantation shutters add value to your home? 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 withstand the elements so you don’t get warping, discolouration or breaks often seen 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 considerations in owning a home 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 don’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 enter the room. Like blinds and curtains, you still have the flexibility to open and close your shutters as you wish. And if you’re 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 windows. Depending on your home plan, window size, dimensions and area of your home, you can choose customised bifold, sliding, stacked or hinged fixtures that suit your home interior perfectly. Plantation shutters add value to your property because of the flexibility in choice, combined with their natural beauty and elegance. Plantations also add curb appeal and energy savings which can boost the resale value of your home when you’re ready to sell.
#4 – Plantations are timeless and classic
Besides increasing the value of your home, another major benefit of plantation shutters is 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, the aim is to ensure 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 quality shutters, you are giving potential home buyers and new homeowners stunning window coverings that suit any style, which means less work and money for the new owners. Often a subtle but important additional selling point.
#5 – Easy to maintain, easy to clean
Ever tried getting all the dust and stains out of curtains? Or 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 home improvement window covering. Being low maintenance and easy to clean, all you need is a soft cloth and water! That’s why plantation shutters are a popular choice for many home remodels and renovations. Rather than replace outdated windows, which can become a very expensive part of renovating, plantation shutters can cover a window frame and greatly improve the overall appearance, killing two birds with one stone.
#6 – Eco-friendly and energy efficiency
If you’re 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 also includes electrical items and water usage. How are plantation shutters eco-friendly? Because 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 energy bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. An additional benefit of plantation shutters is that by shielding your rooms from direct sunlight by adjusting the angle of the slats, you can control the amount of light you let in. This makes it easier to protect furniture and other possessions from sun damage over time.
Speak to the experts
Are you considering plantation shutters for your home? With a five year structural warranty on our shutter panels and frames, three years on coating and movement components and 12 months on workmanship and all other fixtures, now is the time to consider getting Australia’s favourite new window covering. Besides our plantations being high quality, added benefits of choosing plantation shutters include enhancing your home’s beauty, insulating functionality and can help save on energy bills as well as adding value to your real estate investment. These are some of the many reasons homeowners choose Modern’s plantation shutters!
We offer a free consultation and measure to talk you through your window treatment and window shutter options based on the look of your home, your décor preference and budget. For installing plantation shutters, because they require exact fitment and are a permanent fixture that adds to your property value for the long term, we don’t recommend DIY but rather hiring professionals. Besides plantation shutters, our trusted range also includes roller shutters and outdoor blinds, as well as roofing services. With branch locations across Australia, make contact to discuss the best window covering options for your home.