Plantation Shutters to Help Energy Efficiency in the Home

Posted on March 16th, 2015

Window treatments can create an atmosphere of sophistication and comfort in a home. What many Sydney homeowners overlook is the efficiency of window treatments. Plantation shutters are a prime example. Not only are they among the most popular window treatments in a home due to the style and appeal they add to any room, but they are also energy efficient. You’ll find many different types of blinds, curtains and shades for your home, but not many block and absorb direct heat from the sun. Not too many window treatments have the efficiency to lower a property’s electric bill. Plantation shutters have that ability. Enjoy the following information on Plantation Shutters Sydney from Blind Inspiration.

Plantation Shutters are constructed of aluminum, poly plantation or wood. Both the poly plantation and Wood Plantation Shutters are a great means to an attractive window covering as well as a window covering that helps to reduce energy costs in the home. They are one shutter that helps to offer homeowners more control over their indoor environment. This is the reason, aside from their attractiveness, that they are quickly becoming the most popular window covering among homeowners as the increased concentration of energy efficient homes in Sydney. Plantation shutters are also durable, offering a long term solution for windows. When you take the time to compare the qualities of plantation shutters and blinds, you will find that plantation shutters a great deal of advantages and benefits to homeowners. Compare the two with Blind Inspiration.

Plantation Shutters

  • Energy Efficient
  • Safe for Children
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Helps the longevity of carpets and furniture
  • Durable
  • Easy to maintain
  • Increases the value of a property
  • Offers 100 percent privacy if desired
  • Versatile – Plantation Shutters have more than one use


  • Break easily
  • Simple
  • Affordable initial purchase price
  • Offers privacy when the blinds are fully intact
  • Difficult to clean
  • Difficult to maintain
  • Standard – not particularly aesthetically pleasing
  • No energy savings
  • Not safe for children

Most homeowners want to save money. And, most homeowners want to increase the value of their home. With the money and attractive window coverings in mind, Plantation Shutters make an ideal choice in a window treatment for any home. Either wood or poly plantation shutters will add value to the home, appeal to any room and lower the cost of energy bills in the home, making the choice of plantation shutters a good choice. Blinds may be considered an inexpensive choice in a window covering that works, but it is not the best choice. Plantation shutters are built durable to last while blinds can have anywhere from a few years lifespan up and are not constructed to be especially appealing or energy efficient. It is not uncommon for homeowners who purchase blinds to pay more in the long run as they spend more replacing them then if they would have invested in wood or Poly Plantation Blinds to begin with.

It is essential that before you order Plantation Shutters that you have the exact measurements of your windows. Blind Inspiration assists all our customers with taking the measurements of their windows to ensure they get the full benefits of plantation shutters. We also offer assistance determining the best choice in a window covering should you like to look at something more than the wood or poly shutters.

Generally, plantation shutters can be custom constructed to the exact specifications of the homeowner within two to four weeks and installed by a trained and certified specialist from Blind Inspiration.

When choosing plantation shutter company to work with, realise that there is a difference in companies, and not all plantation shutters will have equal quality. There are different factors that make the shutters higher quality from the design of the shutters to the installation of the shutters. There is also a difference in the quality of materials used to construct the shutters.

For more information on Plantation Shutters Sydney, contact Blind Inspiration. We offer in-home consultations as well as quality wood, poly plantation and aluminum plantation shutters that are built to withstand time, lower energy use in the home and to add value to any room as well as the home. We are the specialists in Australia that are standing by to assist you with your window treatment needs.

Call us at 1300 925 463

We offer a full range of quality window coverings and treatments at affordable prices; and, we custom construct blind and shutters to ensure the fit of the covering or treatment with the window. Just give us a call and we’ll provide you with the service you require.


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    Ros Wells
  • Just a big thank you to the team there for the blinds installed today. Not only do they look fantastic (thank you Peter for installing them) but you surpassed my expectations of coming in ahead of schedule (thank you Yvonne and workshop for that). It has made my day as tomorrow is the first open day so the timing could not have been better. Will certainly recommend you if and when the circumstances arise!
    Judi Mills
  • Just a quick thanks for the new shutters. The installers did a great job and the shutters look fantastic! We’re very impressed and will get back to you in a few months time to do the upstairs bedroom as well.
  • Omg the blinds look amazing!!!! I am so happy with them and so loving the shantung brown downstairs! Glad I went with those. Also, the young installer (I didn’t get his name) was very professional and helpful. Thank you Nicole, I will be ordering more for sure in the future.
  • I am a little late in giving feedback to Blind Inspirations for the installation of blinds to 103/16 Birdwood Ave Lane Cove. I was very impressed with the service provided by the excellent lady on the reception to your own consultation and finally to Peter who installed the blinds. Very professional service in all areas. We are very pleased with the result and so are our visitors! We had a tight timeline and the company was very obliging in that regard.

  • We had Blind Inspirations install plantation shutters to our house in February, 2015. They still look as good as the day they went in and we have never had any problems with their operation. It's not everyday that I feel so good about a supplier that I bother to comment on a product 3 years later but our experience with these guys was so good and has been faultless. Thanks Jenny and the crew

  • Thanks very much for the supply and installation of the Plantation shutters. I will have no hesitation in recommending your company, The measure man, the installers and The Price were the Best.
    Greg Pace
  • Hi Jennifer, Thank you to you and the team at Blind Inspirations for your work on our curtains. They are up and they look lovely. Have just soffened the outlook. Your attention to detail and listening to the customer was apparent and workmanship was excellent. Many Thanks.
    Claire, Balmain
  • To Whom It May Concern, Hope this email finds you well. Just want to let you know we had our shutters installed a month ago and are very happy with it - Thank you ! I have recommended you to a friend who has just recently bought down in Wollongong way, do you service that area at all? Thanks again ! Best regards, Nancy, Turramurra
    Nancy, Turramurra
  • Thank you Jennifer for our new shutters, they look amazing, We are very happy with them!! Your company installer was very professional and polite at all times.
    Happy Customer
  • To Whom It May Concern, The shutters you installed this morning is very beautiful. Tony was very polite and professional and Jenny was lovely, helpful and professional. We are very happy with the service. Sydney NSW
    Sally O’Farrell
  • Thank you for the great job Peter did installing our ROLLER BLINDS in at our property in Sydney. They gave good advice and the results are stunning. I have recommended your company to others.
    Maureen, Galston
  • "Hi BI Team, Just a quick note to say thanks the blinds are fantastic and we are very happy with the final product and the service you provide and will be in touch once the final window is installed in Jan. Have a great xmas. "
  • "Good morning, We are thrilled by our new blinds and shutters, they look brilliant and function perfectly. Thank you very much.  I have recommended you on a number of occasions."
    Leigh, NSW
  • “I purchased both roller blinds and timber shutters for different areas of my home. I must say how pleased I am with the finished product. Blind Inspirations were so helpful and professional, from choosing colours/finishes to the actual installation.”
    Dee, Kenthurst, NSW
  • “I am writing to tell you how pleased and happy I am with the plantation shutters you supplied and installed here for me. Your service was brilliant and you were so helpful with ideas and suggestions. What a difference it has made to our family room and study. The blinds look fantastic and really finish off the look of our house. I would not hesitate to recommend Blind Inspiration to anyone who wants a job well done from start to finish.”
    Alison, Kellyville, NSW
  • Thank you very much. We are very happy with the quality and also the service provided by Peter. His measurements were very accurate and he understood well what we needed to achieve with our unusual installation. Please pass on my thanks. Kind Regards,
    Alex Cowie
  • “They just had to write this as I was blown away with the customer service. Blind Inspiration provided with our Plantation Shutter Order. From order to conception it was so seamless.” Thank you so much. I will be referring you to our friends.
    Iinna and Ray , Baulkham Hills
  • ” I d just like to thank Blind Inspiration for the stunning window furnishings that you have installed throughout my house. They have finished off very room and window in my house off perfectly. I decided to go for Plantation Shutters at every window in my house and I was not disappointed with the results. And to say they look stunning is almost an understatement. Everyone who has come to my home has passed comment on how good they look. And I can t rave about Blind Inspiration s good work enough. From the measuring, the advice, the ideas, the price, the installing and even the cleaning up after the installing all wonderful! I would without hesitation recommend Blind Inspiration to friends or anyone thinking of or needing window furnishings. You won t regret it. Thanks again for job well done.”. A pleasure to recommend you to our friends.
    Melanie ,Botany
  • “Colleen thank you so much for the time you took in introducing me to the many blind options. No one else even bothered to bring in the samples from their car. You made us feel very comfortable and we would have no hesitation to recommend Blind Inspiration to any of our family and friends.”
    Lyn, Hurstville Grove
  • “How refreshing it was to have a sales consultant actually know about the products they sell. We knew nothing about shutters and the time that Jennifer spent explaining about the different options was so appreciated. The shutters have now been installed and I am thrilled.” Thank you to the Blind Inspiration Team.
    Dorothy and Peter, Balmain
  • “Hi, Our blinds were installed on Saturday. Peter who installed the blinds was a lovely man – he did a great job and also gave excellent customer service. Please pass on my thanks. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.”
    Natalie Brownstein
  • “Thank you Blind Inspiration for our Shutters and Blinds you installed. They look amazing and I am so proud to show off our home. Your customer service was fantastic and the installer was so mindful and careful of our furniture and surrounds”. A pleasure to recommend you to our friends.
    Tina, Palm Beach
  • “I found the advice I received from Blind Inspiration invaluable when it came to making a selection from her huge range of samples. Instead of feeling overwhelmed I was confident that I had made the right choice for my home. Her advice on colours and fabrics was invaluable and the job was carried out, from start to finish, with the utmost professionalism. I have purchased both interior and exterior products from Blind Inspiration and am 100% happy with both. I would thoroughly recommend this company to anyone requiring any type of window furnishings.”.
    Robyn, Kenthurst,NSW

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