{window treatment wednesday: award-winning window treatments}

Hunter Douglas Plantation Shutters

Hunter Douglas took home the 2014 WCMA (Window Covering Manufacturers Award) Product of the Year for the 14th straight year, this time for their Heritance® Hardwood Shutters Collection. Nationally acclaimed design experts deemed this line as “an energizer for the manufacturer’s existing line of shutters and for the shutters category in general – with refreshed colors and updated frame designs that complement window trim.”

At Hirshfield’s, we have the largest selection of Hunter Douglas window treatments in Minnesota with 17 showrooms featuring their premiere collection of blinds and shades. Hunter Douglas products are also available at Hirshfield’s stores in West Fargo, North Dakota and Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Their exquisite plantation style shutters are what we’re excited about this season.

Hunter Douglas Shutters

Hunter Douglas


What is a plantation shutter?

Plantation shutters are wide louver interior window blinds traditionally made from broad slats of wood mounted in a solid frame. They have been used for both decoration and protection from the elements for centuries. They are especially typical of warmer climates like California, Florida, South Africa, the Mediterranean or Australia. You may hear them referred to as California shutters, or movable louvers shutters.

Don’t let the Minnesota cool climate keep you from considering plantation shutters for your home. There are a variety of textures and styles available, along with a plethora of possibilities from classic timeless to revolutionary modern. Plantation shutters offer elegance and timeless beauty to any room.

Benefits of plantation shutters:

  • Sun protection
  • Light control
  • Privacy
  • Energy efficient
  • Sound absorption
  • Can be custom designed to fit any type of window, including arches, angles, circles, bay and corner windows, sliding glass doors, French doors, and cut-outs. 

Kitchens, bathrooms and dining areas are the most popular rooms for plantation shutters, however many homeowners are now recognizing the versatility of these shutters in their living rooms, bedroom and offices.

Beth Zentzis, design consultant at Hirshfield’s loves plantation shutters on windows in the front of a house, saying “it gives great continuity from the street.”

Available in a variety of materials:

  • Poly-satin shutters in the Palm Beach™ collection are made with UV resistant vinyl and guaranteed to never to warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor due to extreme temperatures.
Heritance Window Shutters

Classic Heritance® collection

When it comes to window treatments, we’ve got you covered. Our team of designers is ready to work closely with you to find a window fashion solution that compliments your décor and family lifestyle. Visit the Hirshfield’s Hunter Douglas Gallery or find a Showcase Showroom near you.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

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