5 Reasons To Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

Curtis Orton

Are your large stairwell windows bare because you haven’t decided how to cover them? Are you looking for a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Sacramento not only adds to your windows’ charm, but provides other benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Have Both Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

Exterior view of brick home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows not only enhances your home’s interior, but it also provides curb appeal. Others who are seeing your home from the outside find themselves looking at your stairwell windows because they’re taller than other windows and often are in unique shapes. The louvers’ lines can be seen through the windows and give your house a special touch.

There are many plantation shutters to pick from to match your style and décor. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and match almost any décor. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their unique knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden plantation shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters allow you to control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and near a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on your needs. If your windows are high and tricky to access, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which allows light to come through and also provides some privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Can Improve Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are elegant, but have the downside of being subject to energy loss. Plantation shutters are effective insulators and, when shut, lower energy transfer through windows by up to 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient than regular aluminum blinds.

Shutters Can Be Built To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating arched window located in round stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window seamlessly. The shutters can be fit with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel, making them easy to adjust. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be hiding behind a rectangular window treatment like blinds or shades.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

If your stairwell window is only accessible by a ladder, then you should have a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will remain beautiful for a lifetime. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over the years due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re incredibly resilient and can last years if they’re well cared for.

Shutters are also a breeze to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers stay in one position, you won’t have to continuously adjust them for privacy or light.

Find Out More

Looking for more ideas for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as inspiration for window treatments to go in other areas of your Sacramento house, including your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options contact us at 925-309-5969 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!