Luxury Window Shutters in Crofton, MD

Traditionally, the term window shutters referred to external shutters that you might imagine on a country cottage, historical farmhouse, or stately Victorian mansion. Their shape and color played a critical role in defining the curb appeal of the property, while at the same time providing a sturdy form of protection against adverse weather like snow, rain, and hail.

Today, shutters are not only designed for external use, but also to create a new kind of interior window covering. Carlos Interiors is proud to offer exceptional quality indoor shutters that reflect your taste and complement your home’s design.

Common shutter styles

While external shutters come in countless varieties and materials, there are 3 common styles used to fit within internal window frames. First, West Coast plantation shutters feature wide horizontal shutter planks that are fully or partially recessed into the window frame. The name is derived from their extra-wide louvers, or the shutter planks, which help cover the tall, floor-to-ceiling window panels often found in West Coast architecture.

The second design we commonly see is a cottage-style shutter, which is usually a solid panel (like an external shutter) mounted with hinges in order to allow for easy folding into an open or closed position. They differ from the other 2 styles in that the cottage style does fully fold away from the window, while many West Coast or plantation shutters are permanently affixed to the window frame and only the louvers slide open and closed.

Finally, plantation shutters are the most common indoor shutters in the Crofton, Annapolis, and Washington, DC area. The louvered panels are recessed into the window frame, and might be solid wood, faux wood, or polysatin, but always provide a sturdy, commanding design presence in a room. All shutters are naturally insulating thanks to the thick construction, making them practical and effective at temperature control year round.

Choosing the best plantation shutters

If you’re interested in plantation shutters from any of our national brand name manufacturers, we encourage you to call our design team or visit our showroom to explore the shutter style varieties. You’ll have to make a few key design decisions before our installation team can fit your new shutters, but our team will be available to help every step of the way.

For example, would your room look best with full panels of shutters over the entire window, or would you prefer blending privacy and natural light with a café shutter that only covers the bottom half of the window, allowing light in from the top? Depending on the size of the window in your home, you will also need to consider the thickness of the shutter louvers. Contact Carlos Interiors today to get started choosing the right shutters for your home!

Contact our team today at (301) 261-6035 to get started.

Norman - Woodlore®

EcoSmart Engineered Wood Shutters™ _ As a busy homeowner, you expect innovative products that retain their functionality and good looks without excessive maintenance. Woodlore® shutters are constructed with a solid MDF core – real wood in an advanced state – for incredible density and strength. Made from the wood of rapid-growth trees, Woodlore® shutters enable tree replenishment at an extremely accelerated rate.

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  • Better consistency and durability than a regular wood shutter
  • Reinforced engineered wood stiles provide an intense level of durability and structural integrity
  • Stainless steel staples resist corrosion and withstand extreme heat
  • Better than vinyl and PVC shutters and can withstand even the highest desert temperatures
  • Patented polypropylene coating makes its surface extremely durable and robust

Norman - Woodlore Plus®

When durability matters you want something remarkably tough. That’s why Woodlore Plus™ shutters have ABS co-polymer materials built into them, the same technology that can be found in auto parts, helmets and home appliances. Woodlore Plus™ is also extremely versatile and great for kitchens to bedrooms.

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  • Resists moisture, shrinkage and warping
  • Advanced material is easy to clean
  • Industry leading color-fastness
  • Built tough with added resistance to denting

Norman - Sussex®

Sussex® materials are hand sanded and painted/stained multiple times, resulting in a super-premium, translucent finish.

Prescription Wood Conditioning™: Moisture levels throughout the world are different. Our curing and drying processes match the wood’s moisture content to the region in which they will be installed, ensuring the wood’s long term structural integrity.

Norman - Normandy®

Normandy’s wood grain characteristics are exceptional. With stain, the distinctive wood grain has an enhanced color, depth and character with the inherent texture of the timber.

With paint, the white finish gleams softly off the polished surface. What ever your personal style – warm and rustic, or sleek and refined, you are sure to find the perfect match for your décor.

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  • Sussex® materials are hand sanded and painted/stained multiple times, resulting in a super-premium, translucent finish.
  • Prescription Wood Conditioning™: Moisture levels throughout the world are different. Our curing and drying processes match the wood’s moisture content to the region in which they will be installed, ensuring the wood’s long term structural integrity.

Hunter Douglas - Heritance®

Classic Heritance® hardwood shutters are plantation-style shutters crafted from real wood and use dovetail construction for maximum strength and durability. Available in a large selection of stain and finishes.

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  • Warm, rich, 100% natural premium wood.
  • Truemill® dovetail construction — For superior craftsmanship, durability and long-term performance
  • Innovative Integra™ finish — To bring out the natural beauty of the wood and provide long-lasting protection.
  • Color selection — An incredible array of 100 colors that never go out of style and any custom color you can envision.
  • Specialty shapes — A diverse range of specialty shapes to meet all design needs.

Hunter Douglas - NewStyle™

The value-priced NewStyle hybrid shutters are plantation-style shutters that blend the beauty of real wood and advanced modern-day materials to create a stunning and durable window covering for any room.

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  • Durable hybrid material – Combines the look of wood with the resilience and durability of man-made materials.
  • Built to fit any window and door type – Custom built for all types of windows and doors. This includes perfect and imperfect specialty shapes.
  • Three louver sizes are available including the 4½ louver size for an incredible view through.
  • The Finetech® coating provides a micro-smooth satin finish that makes cleanup as simple as dusting with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Truemill® dovetail joinery is the one of the oldest and strongest form of joinery used in woodworking, revered for superior craftsmanship, durability and a long lifespan.
    UV protection – 99% when louvers are closed.
  • UltraGrain™ – Colors designed to replicate the look of stained wood. Like wood, variation in color and grain pattern may occur within a shutter panel.
  • Greenguard Certification – All Hunter Douglas shutter products are Greenguard Indoor Air Quality certified to meet your environmentally friendly expectations.

Hunter Douglas - Palm Beach™

Our Palm Beach polysatin shutters are constructed with UV resistant polysatin compound, so they’re guaranteed never to warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor, regardless of extreme heat or moisture.

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  • Ultraviolet resistant polysatin compound — Stands up to the toughest conditions — even under intense sunlight and exposure to water.
  • DuraLux™ Finish — Makes Palm Beach™ shutters virtually indistinguishable from a beautifully painted shutter.
  • Aluminum reinforced components — For exceptional stability to the shutter panels.
    Duralink™ cufflink connectors — Securely attach the louvers to the tilt bar for ultimate durability.
  • Neutral shades — Follow the latest trends and coordinate with the Hunter Douglas Custom Shutter Collection.
  • Specialty shapes — Framed and unframed options.
  • Performance — The exclusive Palm Beach™ Promise guarantees your shutters will never warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor. Exclusive to Hunter Douglas.
    Invisi-Lift™ system — Enables the soft horizontal fabric vanes to seemingly float on a single sheer backing.
  • Light control — Vanes can be flattened or contoured for complete privacy, or fully opened to provide a clearview to the outside.
  • Ultraviolet protection — Shadings block up to 86% of harmful ultraviolet rays with vanes open and 99% with vanes closed.
  • Selection — Three fabrics in semi-opaque or room darkening opacities, two vane sizes and numerous colors.
  • Specialty shapes — Perfect, imperfect and extended shapes are all available in arches or angles; various sizes to fit many applications.