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3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Honolulu

November 13, 2018

We supply no shortage of options regarding plantation shutters in Honolulu. Personalize your shutters with choices in material (wood, faux wood, or reclaimed wood), paints or stains( whites, neutrals, or wood stains), and frames (traditional, Craftsman, or other decorative options). Finally, you need to select the perfect louver size for your house.

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

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Honolulu

For our custom shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we produce 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 Honolulu won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we offer. Other shutter manufacturers in Honolulu may suggest slightly smaller louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you go that small, you decrease the allure of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to view the outside when they’re open and they are harder to clean. When you choose a louver smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be easily mistaken for blinds from the outside, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

2 ½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters offer a put together look to your windows, making them ideal for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar constructs like the American Foursquare.

3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

3½ inch shutter louvers are the best-selling plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be too gappy for some Honolulu homeowners’ needs, and 2½ inches can look tight – this 3½ inch option is the perfect midpoint between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most adaptable style for Honolulu shutters. No matter how large your windows are, their shape, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is essential if you’re looking to put shutters in different areas in your home. It pleases the eye when your louver sizes are uniform, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Honolulu 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 bold and beautiful. They also allow the most unobstructed view when they are opened, since there’s even more space between each louver and less louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a little easier, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every time.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?

Ultimately, it comes down to which style you like best, 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 Honolulu by calling 808-797-2004 or filling out the form below.