Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you’re not sure 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

outside view of brick home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows not only enhances your interior space, but it also provides curb appeal. Others who are seeing your home from the outside have their eyes drawn to your stairwell windows because they’re taller than other windows and often are in unique shapes. The louvers’ lines are visible through the windows and give your house a special touch.

There are many plantation shutters to pick from to go with your style and décor. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment 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 interesting knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden plantation shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters allow you to control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. With low stairwell windows just above a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on your needs. With windows that are high and hard to access, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position, which allows light to come through and also provides some privacy for family members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Can Increase 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 energy efficient 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 adorning arched window located in spiral 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 perfectly. The shutters can be made 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 masked by 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 low hassle and will remain beautiful for a lifetime. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over time due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re extremely durable 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 need to continuously adjust them for privacy or light.

Find Out More

Looking for more inspiration for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as ideas 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 call us at 916-250-0758 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!