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What Are The Different Types of Interior Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be made for the unique windows in your home. But not all indoor shutters are equal. There are a number of different types of shutter to available, and different options within those categories with regards to construction, louver width, and beyond.

Let's look at the various choices you have for indoor shutters, and how each one can benefit your house.

Interior Plantation Shutters In St. George, UT

Plantation Shutters In A St. George Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in St. George are the most desired type of shutters because they let in the light easily when open, keep out the outside temperature when closed – and look beautiful no matter if open or closed.
The wide louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the attributes that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats offer more view from your window and bring more light into your room. Connecting all the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical parts of the shutter panel, that helps the louvers move as one.
We present you with four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom made to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Engineered from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The premium paint color on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change when the sunlight touches them because of our unmatched paint that’s baked onto each shutter and infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and come in a variety of stains to match your existing wood trim and furniture.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from repurposed wood that was originally part of old buildings, fences and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they form a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a modern work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that carries the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a beautiful option for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older choice for St. George.
Colonial louver sizes typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred type of shutter in St. George. When you want shutters that showcase elegance and reduce your energy bills, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters have the smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their energy efficiency and large louvers – are top pick. And note: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters any easier to see now? If you have any more questions on finding the perfect shutter fit for your St. George home, call Sunburst Shutters St. George at 435-485-9332 for a free design consultation today.