Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Detroit

Steve Hill

If you use plantation shutters in your home, you know how low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and striking 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? 

Creative homeowners will use shutters beyond just window treatments. For us shutter lovers, here are a few new ideas for how to get more use from shutters elsewhere in your home.

Shutters Can Hide Your Sliding Glass Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Detroit 
Sure, people ask for plantation shutters on windows in Detroit, but 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 durable enough to stand up to your family entering and leaving on a constant basis.
Shutters as a closet door 
Shutters can also be a stylish substitute for otherwise plain interior doors. Replace doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your clothes or food out of sight.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them installed as an accordion door or room divider. You just shut the panels and louvers during the times 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 homes with traditional layouts that will have a passthrough or a cutout between two adjacent rooms. 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 they can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the wall 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 plates and dishes start making noise in the kitchen, you can just shut the plantation shutters to muffle the noise. Finding closed plantation shutters also means that the dinner is over! 

Even More Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters framing a flat TV in Detroit. 
The more you look at shutters outside of a window-only covering, 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 not in use. This concept should 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, consult your shutter rep about other uses for shutters in your Detroit home. They can help you explore your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Help 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 give us a call at or send in the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and show samples of our different choices of plantation and barn door shutters.