In this video about plantation shutter design you can find out about the 5 main designs full height, half height, split top opening, track and shaped plantation options. These designs allow you match the shutters to the layout of your window making them blend in and look part of the house or window.
Full height shutters are the most popular, this is where the louvres run from top to bottom of the shutter. This design can also have a horizontal dividing rail, this provides, even more, flexibility when opening the louvre blades.
Half height is exactly that, the panels only go half way up the window, ideal for privacy or keeping the costs down. The split top opening option, also known as tier on tier is where the panels are divided in two allowing the top set to open separately from the bottom set.
Tracks are useful for wide windows or patio doors, they help support the panels over a wider area. Finally, the shaped option allows the panels to be shaped to suit your window design. Watch the youtube video on plantation shutters to find out about all these key main designs.