Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Detroit

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters on your windows, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But can you guess the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other areas of your Detroit home? 

Savvy homeowners these days have discovered other uses for shutters beyond just window coverings. For us shutter lovers, here are a few new ideas for how to get more use from shutters all over your home.

Shutters Can Hide Your Sliding Glass Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Detroit 
While people in Detroit adore their plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the perfect covering for all types of doors. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are extremely easy to clean and strong enough to stand up to your family going in and out on a constant basis.
Shutters as an interior door 
Shutters can also be a nice substitute for otherwise plain interior doors. Change out your doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your clothes or food hidden away.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also set up your plantation shutters as an accordion door or room divider. You just shut the panels and louvers anytime you want to create privacy, block noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

Sometimes when a house doesn’t have a fully open concept, there is a passthrough or cutout connecting the kitchen and another room. Ideally, a passthrough or cutout allows things like food or plates to to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And a passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the room just a bit.

Shutters can give improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, the treatments will frame the cutout as if it was a window. When cooking gets a bit too noisy, you can just shut the plantation shutters to muffle the noise. Finding closed plantation shutters also means that the dinner is over! 

Other Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters around a flat TV in Detroit. 
As you begin viewing shutters as more than a window treatment, you should start seeing other uses for the coverings. For example, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This concept can also transfer over to other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You can even be able to put in shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, talk to your installer about other uses for shutters in your Detroit home. They can help you understand your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Assistance Picking Plantation Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your Detroit Home?

If you’re ready to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just contact us at 248-429-9294or send in the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your wants and show samples of our different choices of premium shutters. 

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