Plantation Shutters for French Doors


Frame and Mounting Options

French doors typically have divided glass panels; the plantation shutters should be designed to accommodate this configuration. Choose a frame style that complements the aesthetic of your French doors, such as a frame that mimics the divided glass pattern. Additionally, consider the mounting options – shutters can be mounted directly onto the door frame or as an outside mount on the surrounding wall.

Bi-fold or Hinged Panels

Bi-fold or hinged panels are commonly used for French door plantation shutters. Bi-fold panels fold and stack to one side of the door while hinged panels swing open on hinges. Both options provide easy access to the door handles and allow for maximum visibility when the shutters are available.

Control Options

Plantation shutters offer excellent light and privacy control. You can adjust the louvers to allow natural light while maintaining privacy or close them entirely for maximum privacy and light blocking. Consider whether you prefer a tilt rod or a hidden mechanism to control the louvers.

Professional Installation

It is advisable to have plantation shutters for French doors professionally installed to ensure a proper fit, smooth operation, and longevity of the shutters.

The best material of plantation shutters for french door

Bright Shutters Range

best material for plantation shutters

Basswood Shutters

  • Combine strength and durability
  • Authentic & timeless appearance
  • Superior finishing properties
  • Excellent insulation properties
best material for plantation shutters

Paulownia Shutters

  • Lightweight yet sturdy wood
  • The most cost-effective choice
  • Natural long-lasting beauty
  • Style flexibility and innovation
PVC Plantation Shutters

PVC Shutters

  • Competitively priced
  • Made of easy-care vinyl
  • Exceptional everyday performance
  • Engineered for precise installation
The most common design style of plantation shutters

Bright Shutters Design

full height shutters

Full Height Shutters

Full-height shutters cover the entire height of the window, providing a clean and seamless look. They extend from the top to the bottom of the window, offering complete privacy and light control when closed.

tier on tier shutters

Tier on Tier Shutters

Tier-on-tier shutters, sometimes called double-hung shutters, are made up of two sets of operable panels. Tier-on-tier shutters are standard for windows in rooms with numerous uses, like bedrooms or living rooms.

cafe style shutters

Cafe Style Shutters

Cafe-style shutters are a window treatment that only completely encloses the bottom half of the window, leaving the top piece open, giving the bottom portion privacy, and letting light and views through the top.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you use shutters on your French doors?

Our shutters are made specifically for your French door. Shades, drapes, and blinds will typically require substantial space above the door and to the side to hang railings. Plantation shutters, however, can work regardless of how much space you have or the size of your door. We design your shutters using unique three-dimensional design software, then hand-build them to ensure a seamless fit for your door and lifestyle.

Can plantation shutters be installed on French doors?

Plantation shutters for French doors can be mounted directly to the door using an outside mount frame (usually a Large L-Frame to allow room for the slats to rotate open and closed). For French doors, we always recommend a 4-sided frame.

Do plantation shutters increase the value of a home?

French door plantation shutters are appealing, elegant, and customizable, adding character to your living space. You can use them as the foundation for the room’s décor or choose shutters that complement your space’s existing design and color scheme – either way, they’ll add more drama and intrigue to the scene! Once installed, these shutters are a long-term and, in most cases, a permanent fixture of the house that will increase your space’s value and aesthetic appeal.

How much do French door plantation shutters cost?

Plantation shutters typically cost between $100 and $600 and can skyrocket if you choose more premium options.