The larger view through, coupled with the rich look of stain, creates a look which rivals the elegance of shutters, except done on a budget. Of course, plantation shutters are in a league of their own with thicker louvers and their panel door look. However, when you consider that most people choose white shutters, the option to have a rich stained look in a 2 1/2" wood blind maximizes value toward a shutter-like look - but on a wood blind budget.
One last thing to remember, your design look will be stand alone - meaning that the stained wood blinds with the 2 1/2" louvers will be on display in your home and there will be no shutters in sight with which to compare. As such, the high-end elegance of your wood blind design choice will be seen for the exception look and beauty which it represents - and only you will know how much money your saved.
If you would like 2 1/2" stained wood blinds in your home, then we would love to help you. Also, for a rough idea of what your project might cost, check out our online wood and faux wood blind calculator.