5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

Steve Hill

Are you stairwell windows still bare because you don’t know what to do with them? Do you want a window treatment that controls light and provides privacy? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in Detroit not only increases the beauty of your windows, but gives you additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Have Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

Exterior facade of brick home with plantation shutters 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters not only adds style to your home’s interior, but it also adds curb appeal. Others who are viewing your house from the outside find themselves looking at your stairwell windows because they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The louvers’ lines can be seen through the windows and give your home a crisp, high-end touch.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to choose from to go with your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters add the warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their interesting grooves and knots.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation plantation shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters let you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and also provide privacy. With low stairwell windows just above a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on how much light you want. If you have high windows that are tricky to access, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position that allows light to come through and also adds privacy for household members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Stairwell windows that are large are beautiful, but have the downside of being subject to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when closed, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 1600% more energy efficient compared to regular aluminum blinds.

You Can Get Custom Shutters To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning rounded window located in round stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Don’t worry if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window seamlessly. You even have different choices within different window types, such as with round windows where the louvers are placed horizontally or in a fan or sunburst arrangement to either accentuate or contrast the window shape. That way, you’re able to keep the look of a uniquely-shaped window without it being masked by a standard rectangular shaped window treatment such as blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

Many windows in stairwells can only be accessed by ladder. If that’s the case, then you need a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will remain beautiful for years. Polywood shutters are coated with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t yellow or fade over their lifetime. They’re incredibly sturdy and can last a lifetime if they’re well cared for.

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

Find Out More

Looking for more ideas for how to utilize shutters in your stairwells? Take a look at the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as designs for window treatments for other areas of your Detroit house, including your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home contact us at 248-429-9294 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!