Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Types of Interior Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be constructed to cover the unique windows in your house. But not all indoor shutters are alike. There are a few different styles of shutter to to pick from, and options within those categories with regards to construction, louver size, and beyond.

Let's talk about the different options available for interior shutters, and how each one can benefit your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Sacramento, CA

Plantation Shutters In A Sacramento Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Sacramento are the favored type of shutters because they bring in the light readily when open, keep out the outside temperature when closed – and look beautiful no matter if open or closed.
The wide louvers are one of the aspects that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. The large louvers give you more view from your window and allow more light into your room. Attaching the louvers together, the stiles are the firm vertical parts of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as a unit.
We offer four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t warp, split, crack, or chip. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow when the sun beats down on them because of our unique baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are built by hand with furniture-grade teak and are offered in an array of stains to enhance your current furniture and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from repurposed wood that was originally part of old buildings, 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 for your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a builder-grade plantation shutter that carries the same clean look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a great choice for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older option for Sacramento.
The sizes for colonial louvers generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
Between us, plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Sacramento. When you want shutters that showcase charm and save energy, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters are made with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their larger louvers and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And don’t forget: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat easier to see now? If you could use a partner in finding the perfect window treatment fit for your Sacramento home, call Sunburst Shutters Sacramento at 916-250-0758 for a free design consultation today.