Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in San Antonio

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters in your home, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But can you guess the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other parts of your San Antonio home? 

Innovative homeowners will use shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are a few new ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters all over your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in San Antonio 
Plantation shutters have been seen as 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 temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and strong enough to endure your family using the door on a constant basis.
Shutters as a door 
Shutters can also be a nice substitute for otherwise plain interior doors. Replace doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your closet contents hidden away.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Shutters can also be used as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You can close the panels and louvers during the times you need privacy, block noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

Many times when a floor plan doesn’t have a fully open concept, there is a passthrough or cutout between the kitchen and another room. Ideally, a passthrough or cutout allows things to pass between rooms. And a cutout or passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the wall 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, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout like a window. When the connected room’s television noise is coming into the kitchen, you can just close the cutout’s shutters to stifle the offending sound. Finding closed plantation shutters also signifies that the the cook is done for the night! 

Other 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 finding alternative uses for shutters. For instance, if you have a cutout for 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 treatments, like barn door shutters. You might even be able to use some shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, talk to your Sunburst rep about some alternative 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 To Enhance 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 210-876-0377or send in the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll examine your needs and demonstrate our product lines of all our shutters. 

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