Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Phoenix

Greg Arnett

If you have already hung plantation shutters on your windows, 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 parts 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 elsewhere in your house.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Phoenix 

While homeowners in Phoenix adore their plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the optimal treatment for all types of doors. Shutters are an attractive covering for sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and strong enough to endure your family using the door day in and day out.
 
Shutters as an interior door 

Plantation shutters can also be a nice option for otherwise plain interior doors. Change out doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep the inside of the closet out of sight.

Interior shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters can also be used as an accordion door or room divider. You just shut the panels and louvers during the times you need privacy, block noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

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

A cutout or passthrough is a novel way to get some openness when you have traditional rooms. Ideally, the cutout lets things like food or plates to pass between rooms. And a passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the area just a little.

Shutters can give some benefits 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. Closing the treatments also signifies that the dinner is over! 

Even More Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat-screen TV in Phoenix. 

The more you look at shutters outside of a window-only covering, you will start finding 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 explore your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Assistance Finding Plantation Shutters To Enhance Your Phoenix Home?

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