What Are the Best Shutters to Block out Light?
If you work at night and need to sleep during the day, it can be difficult or impossible to do so with sunlight streaming in through the windows. Plantation shutters are the best shutters to block out light. Shutters can also improve the aesthetics of a room and increase your home’s value.
Why Plantation Shutters Are a Good Choice to Block out Light
When plantation shutters are completely closed, they can block out a large amount of sunlight and significantly darken a room. Plantation shutters are built with a frame that is designed to fit tightly to a window, unlike curtains and blinds, which could have larger gaps that could let in light. That makes plantation shutters much effective than curtains or blinds when it comes to darkening a room.
How to Choose the Best Plantation Shutters to Block out Light
Although plantation shutters can dramatically reduce the amount of light that enters a room, they can’t block out light completely. If you install plantation shutters, some light will still be able to get in between louvres and between the panel and frame. Shutters with large louvres can do a better job of darkening a room than ones with narrow louvres because shutters with large louvres have fewer gaps that can let in light.
Knox Blinds sells and installs shutters made from real wood and vinyl and MDF composite. If you choose natural wood shutters, they can be painted or stained in the color of your choice. Our shutters have Mortise and Tenon joints that help them withstand the stress of being opened and closed. We offer plantation shutters in a variety of sizes and designs to suit:
- Bow windows
- Casement windows
- French doors
- Sliding glass doors
Schedule a Private In-Home Consultation
Choosing shutters in a store or online can be difficult. That is why Knox Blinds offers free in-home design consultations. A consultant can show you the varieties of shutters we offer, explain their features, and help you choose the best plantation shutters to block out light. Contact us at 865.544.8339 to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.