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How Plantation Shutters Can Increase The Value Of Your Home

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Installing plantation shutters in your beach home can instantly give it an upgrade in style and elegance. Not only do they look amazing, but plantation shutters can increase the value of your home as well. Shutters are the only window treatment that stays with the home as permanent fixtures if you happen to sell it in the future. And they do add a considerable amount of value to your return on investment. Shutters also provide energy efficiency, durability, and longevity. As well as being extremely customizable for any application in your Virginia Beach home or business. Coastal Elite Window Coverings can customize shutters to fit any home.

Increased Property Value

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Plantation shutters add to the property value of any home by a great deal of money on the home’s appraisal value. You can add this type of window treatment to a home that is otherwise a bit bland or not on the upper end of the scale for style. And instantly upgrade it with beauty and style, as well as the addition of curb appeal.

As selling points from a real estate agent’s view, shutters are the most durable and long-lasting window shading product. They generally have a lifetime guarantee. So prospective buyers won’t need to replace them at any point in time. Whereas they often replace curtains, blinds, or shades to match their style and decor.

Shutters match with any decor or style to be timeless in their design.

Shutters also are very energy efficient, which makes a great selling point. Prospective buyers will see this as adding a lot more value to the home. Especially with decreased energy bills all year round to heat and cool the home.

Shutters are also low-maintenance items that can be cleaned while still installed. There is no need to take them down like curtains or shades to clean them professionally and then reinstall them.  These shutters only need a quick swipe with a feather duster to stay in pristine condition for the life of the home.

Factors That Contribute to Increased Value

Potential buyers will definitely notice the style and beautiful aesthetics that shutters bring to any space in a home or business. No matter what the overall appearance of a home for sale with staged furniture or even an empty home. Plantation shutters will give the most options in lighting control available in any type of window treatment with undeniable class.

Most prospective buyers look at a home for sale, and they are deciding on what they want to change or replace. So they can make it their own space with their own unique style. This usually includes new window coverings. But if shutters are already on the windows then they know they won’t bear any additional costs to replace them. They realize that the lifetime guarantee will save them valuable money that can be used elsewhere on other items.

Plantation shutters can be painted or stained in any color you wish. So they can match seamlessly with your decor, style, and color palette. They can also be custom-made to fit perfectly on specialty-shaped windows and doors. Shutters can be breathtakingly beautiful as a focal point in any room of a home. Which may seal the deal for a home sale on its own.

Comparison To Other Window Coverings

Trendy window coverings, such as blinds, curtains & drapes, or shades, will go out of style and need replacing. Especially when a new trend comes about. They will also show wear after several years of bright sunshine. And the colors will fade, making them thinner and less energy efficient with a dingy appearance. However, shutters never go out of style. They are long-term solutions, and match any home, from traditional to coastal style and anywhere in between perfectly.


Through the benefits of longevity, durability, light control, privacy and versatility, plantation shutters add a great amount of value to any home. If you plan to sell your home at some point in the future, you should consider upgrading your window treatments. Plantation shutters can increase the value of your home. So, get a better return on your investment. If you aren’t planning on selling your home. You can still have all the benefits of this type of window shading system in your home for the sheer beauty and customization abilities as an addition to your home.

Contact Coastal Elite Window Coverings if you need help with custom plantation shutters for your property. We offer a FREE in-home or in-business consultation as your premier window treatment company in Virginia Beach, with over 30 years of experience beautifying homes with custom shutters.
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