Because of the economy, we have to start thinking about smarter ways to make our homes look beautiful without having to spend a lot of money. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Plantation Shutters are one way to completely transform the look of your house while maintaining a strict budget.

It's been known for a long time that one of the best ways to make your home look amazing and also increase its value is to install plantation shutters. However, for years the industry that produced and installed these shutters caused this amazing home improvement to become extremely expensive. The good news is that there are more and more DIY shutter companies out there that are starting to create guides and kits that allow you to make your own shutters for a fraction of the price.

Although the thought of fabricating and installing your own plantation shutters may seem like an overwhelming task, here are some reasons to consider giving it a try:

  1. You'll save a considerable amount of money. As with any business, installers and contractors typically pay wholesale prices for their materials. Depending on what type of material is needed, the cost to the contractor can be a third of the mark-up cost or less. If you are willing to learn how to fabricate and install, you have the potential to save a great deal of money.

  2. You will know what is quality and what is not. Even if you don't plan on installing all of the shutters in your house, you'll at least gain a greater understanding of what goes into creating quality wood or vinyl shutters. This gives you a huge advantage when you are negotiating with contractors and when you are doing your research.

  3. You could start building and installing plantation shutters for others. If you learn how to make them, why not start your own business making them for other people? Better yet, you could teach other people how to make their own plantation shutters by giving classes at a local hardware store.

These are just some reasons why you should look into making your own shutters. As long as you learn how to make one plantation shutter, you can make them for your entire house for only a fraction of what it would cost to hire someone. Yes, it will take time, but not only will you be saving a lot of money, you will gain knowledge that will last a lifetime.

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