Timelessly elegant plantation shutters are an instant improvement to any room. Although many homeowners choose to add these window coverings to their homes, few realize that the process of installing them is an easy one. Any homeowner with a few basic tools can install their own plantation shutters.Checkout How Plantation Shutters Work for more info.
Basic Tools You Need
You will need a few basic tools to be able to install your plantation shutters:
A metal tape measure
A wood shim
And a level
Your new shutters will come with all of the screws and anchors they will need. They will also come with detailed, easy-to-follow directions to help guide you through the installation process.
The basic rundown of how installing your shutters will work is simple. You will begin by putting the wood shim on top of your windowsill. This will help to support the shutters and keep them in the proper place while you install them. Rest the bottom of the shutters on the wood shim and line them up. Use the guide holes to mark where you need to drill. Remove the shutters and drill holes where you marked that you needed them. Insert the anchors as instructed. Once all anchors are in place, put the shutters back on your wood shim and screw them into their anchors. You can finish the job by adding screw covers or decorative knobs to complete your desired look.
Your shutters will come with more detailed instructions than these, and it is recommended that you follow the directions provided.
How Long Does It Take?
Modern plantation shutters take a lot of the guesswork out of their installation, which makes them significantly easier for a layperson to install. The overall size of your installation project will ultimately dictate how long it will take for you to install all of the shutters in your home, but each individual set of shutters only takes a handful of minutes to install.
If You Need Help
If you need help installing your plantation shutters, call the dealer that you ordered your shutters from. They will be able to direct you to contractors who can install your shutters, or they will be able to send someone out to assist you with the installation process. A professional installation team will cost additional money, but it may be worth it for the peace of mind of knowing that your investment is installed perfectly.