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Five Reasons Why You Can’t Go Wrong with Hunter Douglas Shutters

When it comes to window coverings, shutters are a timeless choice. They’ve been popular with homeowners for decades and will remain so for decades to come – and for good reason. Shutters are not only beautiful, but also durable and easy to use, meaning they’ll continue to satisfy all your window covering needs for a lifetime. At The Shade Shop, we carry three styles of high-quality Hunter Douglas shutters: Heritance® Hardwood Shutters, Palm Beach® PolySatin™ Shutters, and NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters. Here are just a few reasons we know you’ll love them:

Shutters near Grand Rapids, Michigan (MI), that offer classic styles and durable builds.

Classic Look

Hunter Douglas has taken the classic beauty of shutters and made them better than ever. Heritance® Hardwood Shutters are available in 35 finishes, constructed from two types of stunning real hardwood. Palm Beach® comes in a DuraLux™ Finish that mimics painted shutters but with vastly improved durability. NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters are made with UltraGrain™, which provides the look of genuine wood with all the benefits of composite materials. With 3 louver sizes, 2 ½”, 3 ½” or 4 ½”, you’re sure to find a look that suits you. All of these shutters can be customized to fit a variety of unusual window openings, including arches, angles, hexagons, octagons, and cut-outs.


Shutters are always beautiful, but never before have they been more durable. Hunter Douglas uses Truemill® dovetail construction to interlock components for increased integrity on their Heritance® and NewStyle® Shutters. NewStyle® is constructed from a hybrid wood composite with polypropylene coating for a long-lasting product, and the PolySatin™ finish of Palm Beach® Shutters provides uses interior aluminum and resin reinforcement for a sturdier construction. With Hunter Douglas shutters, you never have to worry about the durability of your window coverings.

Easy to Clean

Shutters are naturally easy to clean, with only solid surfaces to wipe down and no hidden pockets to trap dust and dirt. With the sleek Integra™ Finish, Heritance® Hardwood Shutters become the easiest wood shutters to clean. Simply dust your shutters with a gentle cloth and they will look brand new again.

Simple to Use

One of the appealing things about shutters is how simple they are to use. The tilt bar adjusts the louvers open and close, and the shutters can be folded back out of the way when a clear view is desired. For those who want a more modern look, that same functionality is available with the tilt bar hidden thanks to the TruView™ rear tilt system, available on Heritance® and Palm Beach® Shutters. NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters come with the added convenience of SoftClose™ Louvers and Quick Align™ louver position presets, so adjusting your shutters a breeze.

Now Available with Automation

The convenience of motorization has revolutionized blinds and shades, but now, the luxury of PowerView® Automation by Hunter Douglas is available on Palm Beach® PolySatin™ Shutters. With PowerView®, use a remote, an app, or even your voice to adjust your shutters! Schedule the louvers to open and close at a certain time every day, and you’ll never have to think about adjusting them again. Plus, if you do want to adjust them by hand, an override feature allows for manual adjustment without damaging the motor.

Contact Us

Ready to outfit your home with the perfect shutters for your lifestyle? Call The Shade Shop at (616) 459-4693 to schedule your consultation today! We are proud to have served Grand Rapids, Michigan and the surrounding West Michigan area including Hollard, Grand Haven, and Spring Lake since 1935.