The Many Different Types of Shutters: What Can I Choose From?

So, you’ve decided on shutters for your windows. Congratulations; that’s a great decision! The decisions don’t end there, though, as you still have to decide on what kind of shutters you want in your home.

There are a number of different types of shutters available, so we thought we’d run you through some of them to try and help you make your decision. It’s impossible to make choices without being clear on what you’re choosing from, so Supreme Shutters are helping you with that much-needed clarity.

Plantation shutters

Plantation shutters are probably the most common, well-known variation of window shutters around. There are, however, some variations to be aware of in the world of plantation shutters, and this variation is mostly concerned with material. Three materials are most commonly used to make plantation shutters: wood, PvC, and vinyl. All three have their various advantages and disadvantages, and your own personal taste and circumstances will dictate which is the best option for you.


Louvred shutters are almost as recognisable as their plantation counterparts. Their difference in style, however, is plain for all to see. There is, again, a lot of variation within the “louvred” category, with the option for much personalisation. Your options are only really restricted by your own personal taste, with everything from the shutters’ colour and shape to their width and material left up to you.

Cafe style

Last on our list, but by no means least, come the versatile cafe shutters. This variation is completely different to our other two categories, covering only half of the window. Not only does this design allow for maximum light to enter the room, but it also brings a real element of European style into your home. Privacy is maintained, while all of the advantages of having your room filled with natural daylight are also kept.

Supreme Shutters

Hopefully this post has proven useful as a rundown of some of your options when it comes to shutters. If you’re still unsure about the best choice for you, then we’ve got experience installing all the different types of shutters imaginable, and we’ll help you make the decision.

Give us a call on 020 8391 3955, or fill out one of our online contact forms. We look forward to hearing from you!

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