Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Sacramento

December 11, 2019

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 will use shutters beyond just window treatments. If you love plantation shutters, here are some inspired ideas for other places to install your favorite window treatments in different ways in your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Sacramento 
While people in Sacramento adore their plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the perfect covering for doors of all types. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are very easy to clean and strong enough to endure your family entering and leaving all day long.
Shutters as a door 
Plantation shutters can also be a interesting option for otherwise drab interior doors. Replace 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

Other uses for shutters are having them installed as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You just close the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, filter noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a cutout between the kitchen and living room 

Many times when a house doesn’t have a fully open concept, it will have a passthrough or cutout between the kitchen and another room. Ideally, they allow things like food or plates to pass between rooms. 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 it doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, your shutters can frame the cutout as if it was a window. When plates and dishes start banging about in the kitchen, you can just close the plantation shutters to stifle the noise. Finding closed treatments also means that the kitchen is closed! 

Even More Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters framing a flat TV in Sacramento. 
Once you begin viewing shutters as a versatile covering, you should begin thinking up other uses for the coverings. For example, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen television, plantation shutters can help hide it from sight when not in use. This approach should also transfer over to other treatments, like barn door shutters. You might even want to install some shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, consult your shutter rep about some alternative uses for shutters in your Sacramento home. They can help you find your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to every area of your home.

Need Help Finding Plantation Shutters For Your Sacramento Home?

If you’re all set to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just give us a call at 916-250-0758or send in the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your wants and show you our product lines of premium shutters. 

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