Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in St. George

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But did you know the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other sections of your St. George home? 

Creative homeowners will use shutters beyond just window treatments. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few novel ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters in different ways in your house.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in St. George 
While people in St. George adore their plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the optimal covering for doors. Shutters are an attractive covering for sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful light control, privacy, and temperature control. 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 stylish alternative for otherwise plain interior doors. Replace doors in pantries, closets, or more with shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your closet contents hidden away.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them set up as an accordion door in large rooms. You just straighten the panels and louvers during the times you need privacy, muffle noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With 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. Functionally, the cutout lets dishes and food to to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And they can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the area just a bit.

Plantation shutters bring some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, your shutters can frame the cutout as if it was a window. When cooking gets a bit too rambunctious, you can just close the shutters to muffle the offending sound. Closed treatments also signifies that the kitchen is closed! 

Even More Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters around a flat TV in St. George. 
As you begin to perceive shutters as more than a window treatment, you should start thinking up other uses for shutters. For example, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen television, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when the screen is off. This approach may also transfer over to other treatments, like barn door shutters. You might even want to use shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, ask your installer about other uses for shutters in your St. George home. They can help you explore ways to bring the advantages of plantation shutters to new areas of your home.

Need A Hand Picking Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your St. George Home?

If you’re all set to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just give us a call at 435-485-9332or fill out the form below to arrange a free in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your wants and show you our product lines of plantation and barn door shutters. 

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