Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in St. George

Kasey Udy

If you use plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and striking they are. But did you know the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other sections of your St. George home? 

Creative homeowners will use shutters beyond just window coverings. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few new 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 
Sure, homeowners adore their plantation shutters on windows in St. George, but they are also the optimal covering for doors of all types. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and durable enough to endure your family using the door day in and day out.
Shutters as a closet door 
Plantation shutters can also be a nice option for otherwise plain interior doors. Change out your doors in pantries, closets, or more with shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your closet contents 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 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 passthrough 

Many times when a house doesn’t have a truly open concept, it will have a passthrough or cutout in between the kitchen and a dining or family room. Functionally, they allow 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, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout as if it was a window. When cooking becomes a bit too noisy, you can just close the shutters to muffle the offending sound. Closing the shutters also signifies that the kitchen is closed! 

Even More Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters around a flat-screen TV in St. George. 
Once you begin envisioning shutters as a versatile window treatment, you should start thinking up other uses for the treatment. For example, if you have hung 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 shutter products, 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 shutter rep about other uses for shutters in your St. George home. They can help you understand 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 will help. Just give us a call at or complete the form below to arrange a free in-home consultation. We’ll examine your needs and show you our selection of premium shutters.