A Sunburst professional installing shutters.After you made the decision to cover your windows with plantation shutters, it may be tempting to drive to the nearest home improvement store and grab the nicest ready-made shutter available. After all, you may have a free weekend where you can install the shutters yourself.  You may even be able to save yourself a few bucks.  Scheduling an in-home consultation to get your windows measured seems like a hassle, and then you will have to wait until they are custom-made at the factory before they’re installed on your windows.