The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Minneapolis

George Christ

You have no lack of choices concerning plantation shutters in Minneapolis. Modify 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 optimal louver size for your windows.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the appropriate louver size for your Minneapolis shutters? Let’s check out your options.

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis

For our popular shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we produce louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also consider that some shutter manufacturers will charge separately for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other shutter manufacturers in Minneapolis may suggest tinier louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you look at the result, you lose some of the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be tougher to see between the louvers when they’re apart and they are awkward to clean. When you install window treatments with louvers less than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from afar, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

However, 2½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters offer a simple elegance to your windows, making them ideal for homes that are in the Colonial Revival style, or similar designs 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 a little big for some Minneapolis homeowners’ needs, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – this 3½ inch option is the perfect midpoint between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most versatile style for Minneapolis shutters. No matter how large your windows are, their shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or appear awkward in comparison. This is essential if you’re looking to put shutters in different areas in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are the same, so go with 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Minneapolis wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers clock in at 4½ inches. These louvers make our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, look eye-catching. They also allow the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every so often.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Basically, you decide which style you like best, and which size of shutter louver elevates your current home decor. To get a better illustration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis by calling 952-856-8130 or filling out the form below.