Design Options for Plantation Shutters, Bonita Springs FL

Design Options for Bonita Springs Custom Plantation Shutters


Plantation shutter with tilt bar behind chair


Shutters are especially popular due to their versatility and ability to match into any home decor. Whether you prefer a traditional look or a more contemporary look, it can all be achieved- for the same price tag. So you might be wondering: What are the design options for Bonita Springs Custom Plantation Shutters?


What options do you have in designing your plantation shutters?

As a customer, you can make decisions on the shutter material and color/stain of the shutter. You also can choose the size of the louvers within the frame as well as the design of the frame itself. Some more mechanical choices you will have to make are what tilting mechanism you prefer and if you want to add a mid-rail to your shutter. 


At SunCoast Blinds we understand that some choices are simply a design choice, while some choices affect the use of the shutter. We guide all our customers to find the perfect mix of creating a product that serves its purpose and looks beautiful while doing so.


Plantation Shutters Material

When it comes to choosing shutters for your home in Bonita Springs, we always suggest opting for poly-resin shutters. This is because they are incredibly durable, immune to warping or discoloring, waterproof, and very easy to clean.

However, if your windows are curved or oddly shaped, or if you wish to stain your shutters a color different than the three whites offered, then you should go for a wood shutter instead.


Color of shutters


Our poly-resin shutters come in three shades of white: cotton, pearl, or vanilla.

Custom Colors

Wood shutters can be color-matched to any color that you like. Do you have a specific color you want us to match? No problem, all we need is your color code.


Our wood shutters can also be stained to provide an authentic stained wood shutter look.

Design options for plantation shutter color

Louver Size

Our shutters come with three different options of louver sizes.

SunCoast Blind’s most popular size among our clients is the 4 1/2-inch louver. This site provides the best light and view while open and the most darkness when it’s closed. With fewer louvers in your window, it provides a more contemporary look with less obstruction between you and your view.

If you don’t want to go quite that large, 3 1/2-inch shutters are still beloved. This size is easy to make modern or more traditional depending on your other design choices. It’s a one-size-fits-all option.

The 2 1/2-inch louvers are the smallest option and provide a colonial look to your home. This option might be a good choice for a small window but is not optimal for larger openings. This is generally the louver size people tend to think of when they refer to “being shuttered in”.

Design option for Shutter Louver sizes Bonita Springs FL

Divider Rails

Our Divider Rail is a fixed barrier that separates the top and bottom of the panel, offering maximum seclusion while still allowing light to enter the room. It makes large shutters more sturdy and secure.


Split Tilt

This option allows for two parts of a shutter to be opened and closed without any disruption from a middle louver. It won’t add any extra strength, but it also won’t block the view from the window. This is an ideal choice for windows that lack a window lock.


No Divider Rail

With no divider rail, the entire panel of a shutter will move as one. It won’t allow you to control your privacy and light intake in the same way but can be a good option if you want a more uniform look on your shutter.

Design option for Divider rail comparison Bonita Springs FL


Frame Options

The last step towards shutter perfection is to pick out a frame that fits the style of your home. We have frames with beautiful trim details or a modern look with little to no details. Frame options will to some variety depending on your preferred style, but they will also be affected by the actual look of the window. But you don’t have to worry about that, that is the work of our window treatment specialists.


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Overwhelmed by your options? Don’t worry. That’s what SunCoast Blinds is here for.

SunCoast Blinds is a local window covering specialist located in Bonita Springs FL since 1992. Our primary goal is to offer the most suitable solutions for each customer utilizing the top-notch items offered in the market.

Starting your interior shutter journey is easy.


Step 1: Get in Contact with us 

As you start your journey towards new window treatments, SunCoast Blinds provides a couple of options. You can call 239-495-6558 to schedule your in-home design consultation for us to come out and see your windows, take all the measurements, and together with you design the best product for your windows.

The second option is for you to come and visit our studio on 3634-A Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs FL on Mon-Fri between 9 am-1 pm. This will allow you to view the products in our window, get an idea about what products are out there, and see if we’re a good match. If you feel comfortable from there, we schedule a time for us to come and and take measurements.


Step 2: Wait for our call to get your window fashions installed 

Once we get the measurements, we’re ready to order your customized products. Most of our products have a lead time of 4 weeks, wood shutters being the exception (about 8 weeks). As soon as we get the products in our hands, you will receive our call to schedule the installation. On installation day our in-house installation specialists will remove any old window treatments, install the new, and make sure that the only trace of us being in your house is your new, gorgeous window treatments.


Step 3: Love them 

Self explanatory. Enjoy them, use them, and share them with your friends and family. Should you ever have any questions or concerns, we’re just a phone call away.

2 thoughts on “Design Options for Plantation Shutters, Bonita Springs FL”

  1. I loved your tip about picking out a frame that matches the style. My husband and I want to get some plantation shutters for our home because we love the classic look they have. I’ll make sure to go with him to find a frame that will look good as well.

  2. I appreciate that you mentioned using a frame that complements the design. Plantation shutters are something my husband and I wish to install in our home since we adore their traditional appearance. I’ll make sure to accompany him so he can select a frame that looks decent, too.

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