Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Phoenix

December 11, 2019

If you have already hung plantation shutters in your home, you know how low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and charming they are. But did you know the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other areas of your Phoenix home? 

Innovative homeowners use shutters beyond just window treatments. If you love plantation shutters, here are some inspired ideas for how to incorporate shutters all over your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Phoenix 
Sure, people love their plantation shutters on windows in Phoenix, but they are also the optimal treatment for all types of doors. Shutters are an attractive covering for sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and durable enough to stand up to your family using the door day in and day out.
 
 
Shutters as a closet door 
Plantation shutters can also be a nice alternative for otherwise drab interior doors. Change out doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep the inside of the closet hidden away.
 
Interior shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters can also be used as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You just close the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, filter noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a cutout between the kitchen and living room 

A cutout or passthrough is an easy way to get some openness with a traditional floorplan. Ideally, they allow things like food or plates to pass between rooms. And they can help give you more space by opening up the area a little bit.

Shutters offer improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout like a window. When cooking gets a bit too loud, you can just shut the plantation shutters to reduce the noise. Closed shutters also signifies that the dinner is over! 

Other Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat TV in Phoenix. 
The more you view shutters outside of a window-only covering, you can start seeing other uses for the coverings. For instance, if you have hung your flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can help hide it from sight when not in use. This approach may also transfer over to other treatments, like barn door shutters. You may even try to put in some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your shutters, ask your Sunburst rep about some alternative uses for shutters in your Phoenix home. They will help you understand ways to bring the advantages of plantation shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Assistance Finding Plantation Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your Phoenix Home?

If you’re ready to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just give us a call at 480-485-7743 or send in the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll examine your needs and show you our different choices of premium shutters. 

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