What this means is, "Do you intend to leave the panels closed most of the time and only tilt the louvers for light control?" "Do you want to expose the entire window for light or view purposes?" "What furnishings and decor will be near the window that will obstruct the easy opening and closing of the shutters on a regular basis?" These sorts of questions matter as you use your shutters on a daily basis. If you want to open your panel doors everyday and plan on having a couch in front of the window that would need to be moved twice a day to open your doors, then shutter functionality may not be very practical. If, however, you have a wide open area where furnishings and decor are not affected by panel swing, then usage is ideal. You get the idea.
So bottom line, consider your daily usage intentions for your shutter project. This will ensure you have the right expectations for using your shutters on a daily basis and as such have a more satisfying purchasing experience.
We would love to work with you on your next plantation shutter project. Also, please check out our online shutter cost estimator for a rough idea of what your project might cost.