People commonly refer to Plantation Shutters as "the ultimate window furniture". They provide tremendous curb appeal, high home resale value, great insulation, the ability to regulate or block light and remarkable good looks. Go with wood for the most traditional look, or faux wood which can be 40% less expensive but look great and are highly resistant to moisture or damage. Use plantation shutters in any room, they seldom need a fabric valance or drapery to dress them up. The street view is great too! Viewing these shutters from the street adds class, style and envy to your home.