Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Philadelphia

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters on your windows, 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 will benefit other areas of your Philadelphia home? 

Savvy homeowners use shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are some novel ideas for how to incorporate interior shutters all over your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Philadelphia 
While people in Philadelphia love their plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the ideal covering for doors. Shutters can fully cover 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 strong enough to hold up to your family going in and out day in and day out.
Shutters as a closet door 
Plantation shutters can also be a interesting alternative for otherwise plain interior doors. Change out your 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 use your plantation shutters as an accordion door in large rooms. You can straighten the panels and louvers during the times you want to create privacy, block noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is a neat way to find a little openness by creating a window-like opening between rooms. Functionally, the cutout lets things like food or plates to flow from one room to the next. And a passthrough can help create a sense of spaciousness 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 underneath, the treatments will frame the cutout like a window. When cooking becomes a bit too rambunctious, you can just shut the plantation shutters to stifle the noise. Closing the treatments also signifies that the the cook is done for the night! 

Ingenious Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters framing a flat TV in Philadelphia. 
Once you begin viewing shutters as an all-purpose covering, you can begin finding 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 you’re done watching your shows. This concept can also transfer over to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You may even want to install 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.

Need Assistance Picking Plantation Shutters For Your Philadelphia Home?

If you’re ready to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just contact us at 215-874-4897or send in the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll examine your goals and show samples of our selection of premium shutters. 

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