Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Kinds of Indoor Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be designed to fit all types and sizes of windows in your residence. But not all interior shutters are alike. There are a number of different styles of shutter to available, and different options within those categories with regards to material, louver width, and more.

Let's talk about the different choices available for interior shutters, and how each one can benefit your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Detroit, MI

Plantation Shutters In A Detroit Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Detroit are the preferred type of shutters because they allow in the light freely when open, block the most temperature when closed – and look beautiful either way.
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the attributes that make plantation shutters stand out from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats result in a greater view from your window and bring more light into your room. Attaching all the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical parts of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as a unit.
We provide four superior types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows just right: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change as they’re exposed to sunlight because of our exclusive baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade from furniture-grade teak and are available in a host of stains to match your existing wood trim and furnishings.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed wood that was once a part of fences, barns and other structures. Every wood louver is unique, and together they form a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a streamlined plantation shutter that carries the same classic style as our Polywood shutters. With a few less options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a great option for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older option for Detroit.
Their louver sizes commonly range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred type of shutter in Detroit. When you want shutters that exude elegance and are energy efficient, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And remember: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters a little bit clearer now? If you have any more questions on finding the best shutter fit for your Detroit home, call Sunburst Shutters Detroit at 248-429-9294 for a free design consultation today.