Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Kinds of Interior Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Interior shutters can be made to cover all types and sizes of windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are the same. There are a few different styles of shutter to available, and options within those styles with regards to construction, louver width, and beyond.

Let's take a look at the various options you have for indoor shutters, and how each one can benefit your house.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Philadelphia, PA

Plantation Shutters In A Philadelphia Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Philadelphia are the preferred type of shutters because they allow in the light freely when open, save on energy when closed – and look beautiful either way.
The wide louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the features that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats result in a better view out your window and let more light into the room. Connecting all the louvers together, the stiles are the firm vertical members of the shutter panel, that helps the louvers move in unison.
We provide four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Fashioned from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t warp, split, crack, or chip. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't lose their vibrancy as they’re exposed to sunlight because of our unmatched paint that’s baked onto each shutter and infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and are offered in a variety of stains to match your existing wood trim and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from repurposed wood that was once a part of barns, fences, and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they create not only a functional shutter, but a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a classic style plantation shutter that has the same classic style as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a beautiful choice for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older option for Philadelphia.
Colonial 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 Philadelphia. If you’re looking for shutters that exude beauty and reduce your energy bills, louver size makes a difference. 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 note: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters a little bit easier to see now? If you could use a partner in finding the best shutter fit for your Philadelphia home, call Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia at 215-874-4897 for a free design consultation today.