Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Sacramento

Curtis Orton

If you have already hung plantation shutters on your windows, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and charming they are. But did you know the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other parts of your Sacramento home? 

Innovative homeowners these days have created other uses for shutters beyond just window treatments. If you love plantation shutters, here are some inspired ideas for other places to install shutters in different ways in your home.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Sacramento 
Sure, people love their plantation shutters over windows in Sacramento, but they are also the ideal covering for doors. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are very easy to clean and strong enough to endure your family going in and out all day long.
Shutters as a door 
Plantation shutters can also be a interesting option for otherwise drab interior doors. Change out your doors in pantries, closets, or more with shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep the inside of the closet private.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters can also be used as an accordion door or room divider. You just shut the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, block noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a passthrough 

There are houses with traditional layouts that use a passthrough or a cutout connecting two different rooms. Ideally, the cutout lets things like food or plates to flow from one room to the next. And a cutout or passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the room just a bit.

Shutters bring some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, your shutters can frame the cutout as if it was a window. When cooking sounds a bit too loud, you can just close off the plantation shutters to stifle the noise. Finding closed treatments also means that the the cook is done for the night! 

Other Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters framing a flat-screen TV in Sacramento. 
The more you look at shutters outside of a window-only treatment, you should begin thinking up other uses for the coverings. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen television, plantation shutters can help hide it from sight when not in use. This approach can also transfer over to other treatments, like barn door shutters. You might even be able to install some shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, consult your installer about other uses for shutters in your Sacramento home. They can help you find your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to all areas of your home.

Need Help Choosing Plantation Shutters For Your Sacramento Home?

If you’re ready to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just give us a call at or send in the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and show you our product lines of plantation and barn door shutters.