5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

Kasey Udy

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you haven’t decided what to do with them? Are you trying to find a window treatment that controls light and provides privacy? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in St. George not only adds to the beauty of your windows, but provides other benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Add Both Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

outside facade of brick home with plantation shutters 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters adds style to your home’s interior and adds curb appeal. Neighbors looking at your home from the outside notice your stairwell windows because they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The louvers’ horizontal lines can be seen through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to pick from to highlight your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their unique grooves and knots.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters help you control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and also provide privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and just above a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on how much light you want. If your windows are high and too tall to reach, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position, which allows light to come through and also provides some privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Increase Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Stairwell windows that are large are classy, but may also be subject to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when closed, reduce energy transfer through windows by up to 45%. In comparison to normal aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

Shutters Can Be Made To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters covering rounded window located in curved stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Don’t fear if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed to fit any window beautifully. You even have different options within certain window types, such as with round windows where the louvers are fit horizontally or in a sunburst or fan style to either reinforce or contrast the window shape. And your window’s unique shape won’t be covered by a rectangular window treatment such as shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be reached by ladder. If that’s the case, then you should have a window treatment that is low hassle and will remain beautiful for years. Polywood shutters are coated with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t yellow or fade over the years. They’re incredibly resilient and can last decades if they’re maintained properly.

Shutters are also a great window treatment for stairwells because they’re easy to clean. And if your shutter louvers remain in one position, you won’t have to continuously adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More

Want more ideas for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? Check out the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as designs for window treatments in other areas of your St. George home, like your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home contact us at 435-485-9332 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!