Shutters are commonly known as a variation of stationary blinds that come with a rod. The rod is attached to the slats of the shutters for rotation. Plantation shutters are very popular and they can be made from vinyl or genuine wood. These shutters can provide homeowners with their desired levels of privacy and light-to-darkness ratios. Since plantation shutters can be made from wood and other sturdy materials, they are more durable than blinds. In addition, they provide better insulation from the cold or heat during seasonal changes.