What Are The Different Kinds of Indoor Shutters?

Greg Arnett

Interior shutters can be designed to fit different sizes and types of windows in your house. But not all interior shutters are equal. There are a few different styles of shutter to on the market, and options within those categories with regards to material, louver width, and beyond.

Let's look at the various choices available for interior shutters, and how each one can add to your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Phoenix, AZ

Plantation Shutters In A Phoenix Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Phoenix are the favored type of shutters because they bring in the light freely when open, keep out the outside temperature when closed – and exude elegance no matter if open or closed.
The wide louvers are one of the features that make plantation shutters stand out from other window treatments. The louver sizes range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats result in more view from your window and let more light into your room. Attaching all the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical parts of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as one.
We provide four superior types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom made to fit your windows just right: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow when the sunlight touches them because of our unmatched baked-on paint finish infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade from furniture-grade teak and are available in an array of stains to match your existing wood trim and furnishings.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from repurposed wood that was at one time a part of barns, fences, and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they make a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The most recent addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that has the same clean look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a beautiful choice for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older option for Phoenix.
The sizes for colonial louvers generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We can’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Phoenix. When it comes to shutters that showcase elegance and are energy efficient, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are your top choice. And don’t forget: larger louvers are a piece of cake to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters a little bit easier to see now? If you could use a partner in finding the best shutter fit for your Phoenix home, call Sunburst Shutters Phoenix at 480-485-7743 for a free design consultation today.