I have come to the conclusion I am going to be disappointed in my cheap plantation shutter search. I just can't justify spending $1,200 on window coverings!! I have started searching for other options and there is not much other there that I like. I did come across a blog today that had roman shades which I thought added a nice touch to the room. I have requested a few quotes and hopefully they come back cheaper that the $1,200 for the plantation shutters!!