Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Philadelphia

Holly Perron

If you installed plantation shutters in your home, you know how low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and charming they are. But did you know the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other parts of your Philadelphia home? 

Creative homeowners these days have discovered other uses for shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are some novel ideas for other places to install interior shutters all over your house.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Philadelphia 
Sure, people love their plantation shutters on windows in Philadelphia, but they are also the ideal covering for doors of all types. Shutters are an attractive covering for sliding doors and french doors and can give you light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are very easy to clean and durable enough to hold up to your family entering and leaving day in and day out.
Shutters as a closet door 
Plantation shutters can also be a interesting option for otherwise plain interior doors. Replace doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with plantation shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your clothes or food hidden away.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also install your plantation shutters as an accordion door in large rooms. You can straighten the panels and louvers anytime you want to create privacy, block noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

Sometimes houses with conventional layouts that will have a passthrough or a cutout between two different rooms. Functionally, the cutout lets things like food or plates to flow from one room to the next. And a passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the area a little bit.

Plantation shutters bring improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, the treatments will frame the cutout like a window. When cooking gets a bit too rambunctious, you can just shut the plantation shutters to stifle the noise. Closing the treatments also signifies that the kitchen is closed! 

Ingenious Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters around a flat-screen TV in Philadelphia. 
Once you begin viewing shutters as an all-purpose covering, you will begin seeing other uses for shutters. 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 idea can also transfer over to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You may even want to use some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, ask your shutter rep about some inventive uses for shutters in your Philadelphia home. They can help you explore ideas to bring the style of shutters to every area of your home.

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