Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in San Antonio

Tyler Jorgensen

If you use plantation shutters on your windows, 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 will benefit other parts of your San Antonio home? 

Innovative homeowners these days have found other uses for shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are a few novel ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters elsewhere in your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in San Antonio 
Plantation shutters have been called a classic window covering for San Antonio, but they are also the perfect treatment for doors of all types. Shutters are an attractive covering for sliding doors and french doors and can give you light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are extremely easy to clean and strong enough to stand up to your family using the door on a constant basis.
Shutters as a 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.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them installed as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You can close the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, filter noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is a neat way to find a little openness when you have traditional rooms. Ideally, a passthrough or cutout allows dishes and food to pass between rooms. And a cutout or passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the room just a bit.

Plantation shutters can give some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, your shutters can frame the cutout as a window. When electric mixers and coffee grinders start clattering around in the kitchen, you can just close off the shutters to stifle the offending sound. Finding closed plantation shutters also signifies that the kitchen is closed! 

Even More Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat TV in San Antonio. 
As you begin viewing shutters as more than a window treatment, you should start seeing other uses for shutters. For instance, if you have hung your flat-screen television, plantation shutters can help hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This approach should also apply to other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You might even want to use some shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, consult your Sunburst rep about other uses for shutters in your San Antonio home. They can help you explore ideas to bring the style of plantation shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Help Picking Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your San Antonio Home?

If you’re all set to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just call us at or send in the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll examine your wants and show samples of our selection of all our shutters.