The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Oklahoma City11/13/2018Tyler Jorgensen You have no shortage of options concerning plantation shutters in Oklahoma City. Customize your shutters with choices 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). Then you need to choose the optimal louver size for your home. So what’s the appropriate louver size for your Oklahoma City shutters? Let’s examine your options. Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City For our popular 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 Oklahoma City won’t! 2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other window treatment providers in Oklahoma City may offer thinner louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you go that small, you decrease the allure of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to see between the louvers when they’re open and they are tougher to dust. When you choose a louver smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from a distance, which may not complement your intended design. 2 ½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters offer a put together look to your windows, making them ideal for homes that are in the Colonial Revival style, or similar constructs like the American Foursquare. 3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers 3½ inch shutter louvers are basically the gold standard of plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be too gappy for some Oklahoma City homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look tight – this 3½ inch option strikes a great medium between the two. 3½ inch louvers are also the most compatible style for Oklahoma City shutters. No matter the window area, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t crowd or appear awkward in comparison. This is essential if you need to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are uniform, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Oklahoma City wood shutters. 4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers Our widest louvers clock in at 4½ inches. These louvers help our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, look bold and beautiful. They also show the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a little easier, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every so often. Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you? Essentially it comes down to which style you like best, and which size of shutter louver elevates your current home decor. To get a hands-on look, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City by calling 405-300-4664 or filling out the form below.