Do shutter options leave your head spinning like you’ve stepped off the tilt-a-whirl? No more – at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters in Wilmington, NC, we’re happy to give you the full tilt on options for your plantation shutters.


Strickland's Front Tilt Bar Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters with a front tilt bar.

“Tilt?” you may be saying. If you’ve just begun considering plantation shutters, we’ll catch you up. Tilt options refer to how your plantation shutter louvers open and close. Louvers, for the uninitiated, are the name for each of the wooden slats that make up your plantation shutters. They can be rotated and shaped as needed to allow for ideal form and function on your shutters. Seems pretty simple, but like any other facet of your window coverings, Strickland’s offers multiple options.


Front Tilt Plantation Shutters or Traditional Tilt Plantation Shutters are most common, and exactly what they sound like. Front tilt shutters have a front tilt bar on the front of the shutters, and by manipulating the bar up or down, homeowners can control the shutter. This look is considered traditional for those among you who want the classic plantation shutter experience.


Strickland's Rear Tilt Bar Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters with a hidden tilt bar.

Rear Tilt Plantation Shutters sneak the tilt bar in behind the window, obstructing it from view. Shutters can still be easily manipulated, but this cleaner look is perfect for a homeowner who wants a slightly updated plantation shutter in their home. Shutters can be controlled either with the bar, or by touching the louvers themselves.


Hidden Tilt Bar Plantation Shutters are the wave of the future. Rather than simply tucking the tilt bar into the back, as for rear tilt, hidden tilt hides the mechanism away behind a corner of the louvers, for truly invisible tilt technology. Hidden tilt provides a fully clean look, with no bar at all. Shutters are simply manipulated by tilting the louvers themselves as needed.


Split Tilt Plantation Shutters offer a fascinating feature that most manufacturers will include at no extra charge. With split tilt, a homeowner can control different sections of their plantation shutters separately, for ideal lighting control. Most often, homeowner separate the top and bottom halves of their plantation shutters this way, enabling them to block and allow light at different times of day as needed.


In addition to style, certain types of window construction lend themselves to one tilt style over another. Check with your Strickland’s Window Covering professional to ensure the shutter tilt option you want fits with your window construction. Soon enough, you’ll be headed full-tilt toward the shutters of your dreams.