The Interior Shutter Options You Need to Know

Hardwood vs. Hybrid vs. Polysatin: The Interior Shutter Options You Need to Know

Hardwood vs. Hybrid vs. Polysatin: The Interior Shutter Options You Need to Know

Picking out the perfect design touches for your home can be a challenge.

Choosing how best to combine your taste in furniture, accents, and window covers takes a keen eye.

If you want to build a home with a touch of old world charm, an interior shutter is an elegant option.

How do you choose what kind of shutters to buy?

Read on to see what we recommend.

Why An Interior Shutter Design?

Plantation shutters are a popular type of window cover introduced to the Americas by the Spanish. They were widely used in the Antebellum South, hence the name.

We recommend plantation shutters for many home styles. they combine classic elegance, sturdy design and allow a large amount of light into your home.

They’re long-lasting, relatively affordable and easier to purchase and install than custom drapery. They can be a great option if you want to give your home a timeless, open look.

Shutters also act as an extra insulative layer. Keeping the louvers down when you aren’t around can actually save you money on your energy bill.

As an added benefit, they can often be included in the financing of your home as they are considered a permanent addition.

There are three popular varieties of plantation shutters, Hardwood, Hybrid, and Polysatin.


Hardwood shutters are a traditionally manufactured interior shutter design that uses all hardwood materials. They are fitted together using dovetail joins for a seamless look.

What’s great about hardwood shutters is the wide variety of woods and finishes available to you. Some of the most popular include:

  • Poplar
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Basswood

They’re durable and add a beautiful touch to your home. The only real downsides with hardwood shutters are their cost.


Polysatin shutters are manufactured shutters that use UV resistant Polysatin material. They are extraordinarily durable and don’t fade or weather the wade cheaper wood shutters can.

They are carefully designed to mimic the appearance and grain of traditional wood shutters. They are also highly resistant to chips, scratches and moisture damage.

Polysatin shutters are great for beach houses and other properties that will likely see intense sunlight and possible water exposure.

Polysatin shutters are generally more affordable and lighter than hardwood shutters.


Our hybrid shutters combine the elegance and traditional beauty of hardwood’s with the durability and affordability of vinyl. They are a nice compromise between the two shutters.

They use real wood for the surfaces to give you the luster and grain of hardwood shutters. This is then mixed with the lightweight strength of modern manufactured materials.

Hybrid shutters are available in numerous styles and finishes. They can also be custom ordered in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

They are a great option if you want the classic look of hardwood without breaking the bank.

Beautify Your Home

Interior shutters are a great way to add beauty and value to your home. The first step is to Choose the right material for your tastes and budget.

If you would like to learn more about plantation shutters for your home, please contact us.