Interior shutters made of wood are expensive but real wood stands for quality and durability. The shutters can be made with ponderosa pine wood; it gives lot of options when it comes to final touches. Real wood can be your choice as it can be stained or painted according to your style and design preference. Interior wood shutters gives both a stylish and a traditional look to your house. They add value to the house and increase the resale value of the house.

Interior faux wood shutters can be altered to suit your need. It can be painted with any color to blend your house paint. Faux wood shutters cost just half of the real wood shutters. They can be designed similar to the real wood, but they would never be able to give the architectural value as real wood shutters.

When it comes to the maintenance, real wood shutters need extra care and require special type of cleaning. But many people feel it is worth for its looks. The painted shutters need repainting after some years. Stained shutters need to be polished with a quality polish. Special dusting tools are available in the market for real slotted shutters. Faux wood shutters are easy to maintain, as plastic and vinyl needs little care and are easy to clean. Homes with children can go for interior faux wood shutter as any crayon stain or ink stain can be cleaned easily. Whether it is real wood of faux shutters on places where there is high moisture like the bathroom, the mildew must be checked quite often.

Once decided on the material, the next thing to be considered is the satisfaction and the warranties you get out of the purchase. This has to be given more weight-age when you go for customized shutters. Warranty is very important point to be considered when looking for any type of shutter especially when going for shutters that will last a lifetime. As warranties vary from one manufacture to another, make sure to take extra effort in inquiring about this. If shutters are installed by you using some specific methods then your warranty stands invalid. To make the warranty remain in effect, find out from the manufacturer whether the shutter needs to be professionally installed. If you can install it, then it is better to go in for shutters with pre-drilled holes. This makes your job easy without damaging the shutters.

Adam Peters is a syndicated editor of Keep reading about wood types in interior design and interior door mounted shutters at