The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Destin

Eric Ramsey

You have no lack of choices concerning plantation shutters in Destin. Personalize your shutters with options in material (wood, faux wood, or reclaimed wood), paints or stains( bright whites, neutrals, or wood stains), and frames (traditional, Craftsman, or other decorative options). Last but not least, you need to pick the optimal louver size for your home.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the best louver size for your Destin shutters? Let’s examine your options.

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Destin

For our custom shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we offer louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also remember that some shutter manufacturers will charge differently for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Destin won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other shutter manufacturers in Destin may suggest tinier louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you choose the smaller louver, you decrease the allure of shutters, and it can be tougher to see between the louvers when they’re apart and they are awkward to clean. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from a distance, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

2 ½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters offer a simple elegance to your windows, making them perfect for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar designs like the American Foursquare.

3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

3½ inch shutter louvers are the best-selling plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a bit large for some Destin homeowners’ tastes, and 2½ inches can look tight – this 3½ inch option is a great fit between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most adaptable style for Destin shutters. No matter the size of your windows, their shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or appear awkward in comparison. This is key if you want to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It pleases the eye when your louver sizes are the same, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to standardize your Destin wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers are sized at 4½ inches. These louvers help our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, look eye-catching. They also show the most unobstructed view when opened, since there’s window area between each louver and fewer louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes cleaning a little easier, with fewer louvers to take care of every so often.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Basically, your decision will be based on which style works with your windows, and which size of shutter louver looks best with your current home decor. To get a hands-on look, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Destin by calling 850-203-0419 or filling out the form below.