A closeup of custom plantation shutters for French doors near Charlotte & Cornelius, North Carolina (NC) & North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (SC)

French doors are a signature feature for any home. They provide easy access to indoor and outdoor spaces, amplify light, and provide views that are framed by elegant panes. Because they are primarily constructed of glass, they offer minimal privacy, so it’s paramount for you to find the proper window treatment to enhance their usefulness. Light control can also become a concern for many homeowners. Fortunately, A Shade Above offers the perfect solution to enhance the way you use and style your French doors with custom-made plantation shutters crafted in the USA at our factory in Monroe, North Carolina.

The Versatility of Plantation Shutters for French Doors

Choosing the right covering for doors, particularly French doors, can seem daunting with all the options available on the market. But it doesn’t have to be. At A Shade Above, our custom shutters provide the privacy and light control you need with a clean architectural appeal that looks great in any interior design style from ultra-modern to the most traditional of homes.

Plantation shutters for French doors are timelessly versatile. Whether your home is a traditional Southern estate or boasts a sleek modern look, plantation shutters can be designed to complement your specific decor.

The A Shade Above Difference

At our factory in Monroe, North Carolina, since 1993, we have taken pride in crafting shutters from Furniture Grade A Basswood. This high-quality wood is renowned for its minimal defects and fine texture, smooth finish, and sturdy, dense grain—ideal for door shutters that will be opened and closed frequently. We kiln dry all of our lumber to ensure that our shutters see little seasonal change due to weather conditions and apply a proprietary triple coat finish of low-VOC water-based primer and paints to ensure a healthy home. What’s more, basswood offers excellent resistance to warping, making it the perfect material for maintaining the integrity of your shutters over time.

Choosing A Custom Covering for Doors

The beauty of choosing custom window coverings from A Shade Above is that each and every one of our shutters is made to measure at our factory in North Carolina. Our team will come to your home and make sure each shutter is fit to the precise dimensions of your doors, including any cutouts for hardware, ensuring a look that appears as if it were an original part of your home’s design.

Control your shutters with a front control rod that connects to the front-center of your shutter and allows for easy adjustment or a hidden tilt shutter where the control mechanism is concealed behind the frame for a cleaner appearance. Our shutters’ louver sizes can be customized from a traditional smaller 2.5” louver to a larger, modern 4.5” louver, giving you complete control over how much light enters your space and how much of the world you want to see—or shield—from view.

We offer a variety of panel configurations, including specialty styles like bypass track slider shutters that hang from an overhead track system and bifold shutters that fold against the outer sides of your French doors as a unique and stylish solution that can stack to the left, right, or either side.

We can also customize the color of your shutters by laser matching a sample, and we offer our prestige 500’s series of signature colors of curated neutrals that represents the latest trends in home design to match your interiors or existing trim.

Exterior Shades to Complement Your French Doors

At A Shade Above, we also understand the importance of cohesiveness in both interior and exterior design. That’s why we offer exterior shades from top brands like MagnaTrack™ and Insolroll™, ensuring that your indoor comfort is not compromised by external factors such as harsh sunlight and heat.

Serving Charlotte, Cornelius, and North Myrtle Beach

When you are ready to enhance your French doors with custom plantation shutters, visit us at one of our showrooms or schedule an online consultation and one of our friendly staff will reach out to you.

For over 30 years, A Shade Above has been your premier source for high-quality window treatments. We are a family-owned-and-operated business, and our team of experts is dedicated to assisting you with any project, large or small. With locations in Charlotte and Cornelius, North Carolina & North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, A Shade Above is proud to provide  personalized service across the Carolinas.

A Shade Above – Charlotte Headquarters
& Temporary Showroom

1253 Matthews Mint Hill Road

Matthews, NC 28105

By Appointment Only