If you’ve been considering adding plantation shutters to your windows this year, you probably have some questions about whether or not it’s worth the investment.  There are many benefits to adding plantation shutters to your home from increasing your home’s overall look to increasing your home resale value. Consider the key benefits to investing in plantation shutters. Let’s start from the outside. New shutters on the front of your home will increase your curb appeal. Impress even the stodgiest of your neighbors with new plantation shutters! When looking at a home with plantation shutters from the street, it shows beautifully and far outshines a home with regular hanging blinds or shades. The classic sophistication of the window treatments is immediately noticeable. And it goes without saying that they add a classic look to the interior of your home as well. Now that we’ve taken in the curbside benefits, we can start assessing other practical benefits of plantation shutters. For example, did you know that they raise your home’s appraisal value? When an appraiser walks through your house evaluating its market value, plantation shutters boost the bottom line. It is unknown exactly how much of a monetary benefit they can be, but they are widely considered an overall benefit no matter how many windows you choose to cover. If you aren’t sure about covering every window with a shutter, kitchens, living rooms, sun rooms and master bedrooms looks particularly great with plantation shutters. Shutters are typically custom fitted to the windows of a specific house and once installed they are considered a permanent fixture. Permanent fixtures cannot be removed with the sale of a house so it’s a good thing that most appraisals account for the upgrade! As an added bonus, it is important to note that homes with plantation shutters sell faster than homes without them. Update your windows with shutters this year and you’re sure to reap the benefits whenever you choose to relocate. In addition to curb appeal and resale value, signature window treatments assist with energy savings. With plantation shutters, it is as easy as a flip of the wrist to control the air flow admitted into a room as well as the amount of light allowed in to illuminate the room.  Save on energy costs by using natural light and controlling the temperature. Cost savings can be as much as hundreds a year. Start saving and enjoying all the other benefits of shutter now!