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What Are Traditional Interior Shutters

<span style="color: inherit; background-color: transparent;">Typically,&nbsp;traditional&nbsp;shutters,&nbsp;which&nbsp;are&nbsp;also&nbsp;referred&nbsp;to&nbsp;as&nbsp;colonial&nbsp;style&nbsp;shutters,&nbsp;are&nbsp;??&nbsp;inch&nbsp;thick&nbsp;and&nbsp;have&nbsp;louvers,&nbsp;or&nbsp;slats,&nbsp;that&nbsp;are&nbsp;1&nbsp;??&nbsp;inch&nbsp;wide.&nbsp;While&nbsp;some&nbsp;traditional&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;have&nbsp;flat&nbsp;slats,&nbsp;the&nbsp;majority&nbsp;of&nbsp;them&nbsp;feature&nbsp;wedge-shaped&nbsp;louvers&nbsp;with&nbsp;a&nbsp;ridge&nbsp;or&nbsp;vain&nbsp;running&nbsp;down&nbsp;the&nbsp;center.&nbsp;The&nbsp;louvers&nbsp;are&nbsp;usually&nbsp;spaced&nbsp;on&nbsp;one-inch&nbsp;centers.</span><span style="color: inherit; background-color: transparent;">Traditional&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;are&nbsp;available&nbsp;in&nbsp;several&nbsp;different&nbsp;panel&nbsp;configurations.&nbsp;The&nbsp;one&nbsp;you&nbsp;get&nbsp;will&nbsp;depend&nbsp;on&nbsp;how&nbsp;tall&nbsp;and&nbsp;wide&nbsp;your&nbsp;window&nbsp;opening&nbsp;is.&nbsp;The&nbsp;most&nbsp;popular&nbsp;configuration&nbsp;is&nbsp;the&nbsp;four-panel&nbsp;unit,&nbsp;which&nbsp;has&nbsp;two&nbsp;panels&nbsp;on&nbsp;either&nbsp;side&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;window&nbsp;opening.</span><span style="color: inherit; background-color: transparent;">If&nbsp;you&nbsp;are&nbsp;looking&nbsp;for&nbsp;single&nbsp;tier&nbsp;caf??&nbsp;shutters,&nbsp;which&nbsp;are&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;that&nbsp;only&nbsp;cover&nbsp;the&nbsp;lower&nbsp;part&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;window,&nbsp;traditional&nbsp;style&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;are&nbsp;a&nbsp;good&nbsp;pick.&nbsp;You&nbsp;can&nbsp;also&nbsp;get&nbsp;double&nbsp;tier&nbsp;shutters,&nbsp;which&nbsp;are&nbsp;also&nbsp;called&nbsp;two-tier&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;traditional&nbsp;style.&nbsp;This&nbsp;means&nbsp;that&nbsp;the&nbsp;top&nbsp;panels&nbsp;open&nbsp;separately&nbsp;from&nbsp;the&nbsp;bottom&nbsp;panels.&nbsp;Traditional&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;are&nbsp;always&nbsp;constructed&nbsp;out&nbsp;of&nbsp;solid&nbsp;wood&nbsp;and&nbsp;have&nbsp;so&nbsp;far&nbsp;not&nbsp;been&nbsp;made&nbsp;from&nbsp;synthetics,&nbsp;vinyl&nbsp;or&nbsp;polywood.</span><span style="color: inherit; background-color: transparent;">These&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;originated&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;North&nbsp;Eastern&nbsp;United&nbsp;States.&nbsp;Massachusetts,&nbsp;New&nbsp;York,&nbsp;New&nbsp;England,&nbsp;Pennsylvania,&nbsp;New&nbsp;Hampshire,&nbsp;Delaware,&nbsp;Virginia,&nbsp;Maine,&nbsp;Maryland,&nbsp;Washington&nbsp;DC&nbsp;and&nbsp;Rhode&nbsp;Island&nbsp;are&nbsp;all&nbsp;states&nbsp;where&nbsp;homes&nbsp;prominently&nbsp;feature&nbsp;this&nbsp;style&nbsp;of&nbsp;shutters.&nbsp;This&nbsp;style&nbsp;was&nbsp;first&nbsp;seen&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;pre-revolutionary&nbsp;era&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;United&nbsp;States.&nbsp;Traditional&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;have&nbsp;become&nbsp;popular&nbsp;all&nbsp;across&nbsp;the&nbsp;United&nbsp;States,&nbsp;especially&nbsp;in&nbsp;houses&nbsp;that&nbsp;feature&nbsp;colonial&nbsp;or&nbsp;country&nbsp;d??cor.</span><span style="color: inherit; background-color: transparent;">While&nbsp;plantation-style&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;have&nbsp;become&nbsp;increasingly&nbsp;popular&nbsp;with&nbsp;homeowners&nbsp;over&nbsp;the&nbsp;years,&nbsp;traditional-style&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;are&nbsp;still&nbsp;the&nbsp;choice&nbsp;of&nbsp;homeowners&nbsp;who&nbsp;live&nbsp;in&nbsp;small&nbsp;towns&nbsp;or&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;country.&nbsp;Unfortunately,&nbsp;because&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;popularity&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;wide&nbsp;louvers&nbsp;of&nbsp;plantation&nbsp;shutters,&nbsp;many&nbsp;manufacturers&nbsp;have&nbsp;stopped&nbsp;making&nbsp;these&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;altogether.&nbsp;This&nbsp;means&nbsp;they&nbsp;are&nbsp;harder&nbsp;to&nbsp;find&nbsp;and&nbsp;they&nbsp;are&nbsp;more&nbsp;expensive&nbsp;as&nbsp;well.</span><span style="color: inherit; background-color: transparent;">Now&nbsp;that&nbsp;traditional&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;are&nbsp;more&nbsp;difficult&nbsp;to&nbsp;purchase,&nbsp;more&nbsp;and&nbsp;more&nbsp;people&nbsp;want&nbsp;them&nbsp;again.&nbsp;This&nbsp;might&nbsp;make&nbsp;their&nbsp;manufacture&nbsp;more&nbsp;prevalent&nbsp;in&nbsp;years&nbsp;to&nbsp;come.&nbsp;However,&nbsp;don't&nbsp;expect&nbsp;them&nbsp;to&nbsp;be&nbsp;available&nbsp;in&nbsp;synthetics,&nbsp;vinyl&nbsp;or&nbsp;polywood&nbsp;any&nbsp;time&nbsp;soon,&nbsp;as&nbsp;most&nbsp;people&nbsp;still&nbsp;prefer&nbsp;to&nbsp;purchase&nbsp;solid&nbsp;wood&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;if&nbsp;they&nbsp;are&nbsp;purchasing&nbsp;these&nbsp;shutters.</span><span style="color: inherit; background-color: transparent;">You&nbsp;can&nbsp;still&nbsp;find&nbsp;traditional&nbsp;shutters&nbsp;for&nbsp;sale&nbsp;online&nbsp;through&nbsp;custom&nbsp;designers.&nbsp;You&nbsp;will&nbsp;have&nbsp;to&nbsp;look&nbsp;harder&nbsp;for&nbsp;them&nbsp;than&nbsp;you&nbsp;will&nbsp;for&nbsp;plantation&nbsp;shutters,&nbsp;but&nbsp;if&nbsp;you&nbsp;are&nbsp;set&nbsp;on&nbsp;the&nbsp;classic&nbsp;style,&nbsp;you&nbsp;can&nbsp;get&nbsp;it&nbsp;if&nbsp;you&nbsp;are&nbsp;patient&nbsp;and&nbsp;thorough.</span>

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