What to Consider When Buying Plantation Shutters

Looking to buy plantation shutters online? Wondering how to buy shutters safely from an online source?

Here at Riverside Shutters, we’re all about helping our customers make the best possible decisions for their homes. We understand that when planning to buy window shutters online, peace of mind is of the utmost importance. Along with selecting the best place to buy window shutters on the web, you also need to choose from a near-endless catalogue of options.

So with this in mind, what follows is a brief overview of a few key points to keep in mind if you’re planning to buy plantation shutters directly from Riverside Shutters:


Buying shutters for the house begins with taking the most accurate measurements possible. One of the benefits of buying direct is the way in which your ideal shutters will be designed and manufactured to order, in accordance with the required specifications. However, your shutters will only fit your home as accurately as the measurements you take. Both internally and externally, you need to be as careful and meticulous as possible when measuring your windows and doors. If in any doubt, it’s worth requesting assistance from the experts, particularly when it comes to upper-level exterior measurements.


Also important when looking to buy shutters for windows is the shape of the shutters. Once again, buying direct means benefiting from the ability to customise your order in accordance with your own personal preferences and the style of your home. If you’re unsure of the options available to you, simply get in touch with the Riverside team, and we’ll explain what’s on offer. Typically, plantation shutters are available in two shapes: flat and elliptical, though which represents the better option comes mostly down to personal preference.


If you’ve decided to buy wooden shutters online, it’s important to ensure that the quality of the wood used is of the highest possible standard. It’s also worth remembering that, while there may be dozens of different materials used in the manufacture of plantation shutters, not all are of the same quality. Choosing lower-grade materials to reduce costs may be tempting, but you could also end up with shutters that warp, fade, and generally degrade rather quickly. Not to mention, fail to bring your home the same level of insulation and added security that comes standard with the very best wooden shutters.

Colour and style

Last but not least, when deciding where to buy wooden shutters online, be sure to choose a retailer that offers plenty of scope in terms of style and colour. The reason is that the best shutters for your home are those that are designed to fit the style and décor of your home flawlessly. Rather than choosing from a small range of ‘off-the-shelf’ shutter types, it’s far better to have your ideal shutters created exclusively for you. If in any doubt, be sure to speak to the manufacturer for help and guidance on the options available, along with how to select the very best shutters for your home.

For more information on plantation shutters or to discuss your home’s requirements, get in touch with the Riverside Shutters team today.

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