What Are The Different Styles of Indoor Shutters?01/20/2017Antonio Meza Interior shutters can be built for different sizes and types of windows in your residence. But not all interior shutters are alike. There are a few different types 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 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 louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the attributes that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louver sizes 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. Connecting each louver together, the stiles are the rigid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers as a unit. We offer four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom made to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®, Ovation® wood, Reclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters. Engineered from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change when the sunlight touches them because of our exclusive baked-on paint finish infused with UV stabilizers. Ovation shutters are teak and come in a host of stains to match your existing wood trim and decor. Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from wood that was at one time 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 unique work of art on your windows. The most recent addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that has 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 If you want smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older alternative for San Antonio. Their louver sizes commonly range from 0.75” to 1.25”. We can’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in San Antonio. If you’re looking for shutters that exude elegance and save energy, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their larger louvers and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And remember: larger louvers are easier 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.