Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Styles of Indoor Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Interior shutters can be built to fit different sizes and types of windows in your residence. But not all interior shutters are equal. There are a few different kinds of shutter to available, and options within those categories with regards to construction, louver width, and beyond.

Let's look at the different choices you have for interior shutters, and how each one can add to your house.

Interior Plantation Shutters In San Antonio, TX

Plantation Shutters In A San Antonio Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in San Antonio are the favored type of shutters because they bring in the light easily when open, save on energy when closed – and look beautiful no matter if open or closed.
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the attributes that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats give you a better view out your window and let more light into the home. Linking each louver together, the stiles are the solid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as a unit.
We provide four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom made to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow when the sunlight touches them because of our exclusive baked-on paint finish infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are teak and are available in a host of stains to match your existing wood trim and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from wood that was at one time a part of fences, barns and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they form not only a functional shutter, but a unique work of art on your windows.
The most recent addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that conveys the same clean style as our Polywood shutters. With a few less add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a great option for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
If you want smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older alternative for San Antonio.
Their louver sizes typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred type of shutter in San Antonio. If you’re looking for shutters that add elegance and save energy, 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 remember: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you want any help with finding the perfect shutter fit for your San Antonio home, call Sunburst Shutters San Antonio at 210-876-0377 for a free design consultation today.