How Big Can My Shutter Panels Be?

When investing in plantation shutters, many people have an image of what they’re trying to achieve. This vision will include the size of the panels and panel configuration, often forgetting key decisions such as style and material. 

The panel size is an important decision to factor as it will influence the look you’re trying to achieve, so it is useful to know from the offset if there are any limitations in place on the panels and how this may affect the overall shutter design.

Material impacts shutter panel size

One of the most significant features that impacts panel size possibilities is the shutter material. Heavier shutter materials need to have smaller panels to ensure longevity and avoid warping over time. If a bigger panel is desired, a lighter material will be needed. MDF is the heaviest shutter material, whereas Hardwood is the lightest material. 

Once sizes of your window are available, whether measured yourself or during your FREE in-house survey, we will be able to advise the panel possibilities for the shutters, including material and size.

What are the benefits of choosing large shutter panels?

The bigger the shutter panels, the more natural light that will come through into your home as there will be fewer solid section divides where framing and rails separate the shutters and slat sections. Pairing large panels with the largest slat size will also help assist this.

Further, in summer months when you’re looking to ventilate your room with an open window behind open slats, less panels will avoid the blockage of the breeze.


For more information on shutter panels or to book your FREE in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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