Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Denver

December 11, 2019

If you have already hung plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and charming they are. But did you know the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other parts of your Denver home? 

Innovative homeowners will use shutters beyond just window coverings. For us shutter lovers, here are a few new ideas for other places to install your favorite window treatments in different ways in your house.

Shutters Can Hide Your Sliding Glass Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Denver 
Sure, homeowners adore their plantation shutters over windows in Denver, but they are also the optimal treatment for doors of all types. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and can give you light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and dependable enough to stand up to your family using the door on a constant basis.
Shutters as an interior door 
Plantation shutters can also be a interesting option for otherwise plain interior doors. Change out doors in pantries, closets, or more with shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your clothes or food out of sight.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also set up your plantation shutters as an accordion door in large rooms. You can straighten the panels and louvers when you want to create privacy, muffle noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a cutout between the kitchen and living room 

Many times when a floor plan doesn’t have a truly open concept, it still has a passthrough or cutout in between the kitchen and a dining or family room. Ideally, they allow 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.

Plantation shutters bring some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout doesn’t have a countertop underneath, your shutters can frame the cutout as a window. When the family room’s TV noise is encroaching into the kitchen, you can just close off the plantation shutters to stifle the noise. Closing the plantation shutters also might mean that the dinner is over! 

Even More Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat-screen TV in Denver. 
As you begin viewing shutters as more than a window treatment, you can begin finding alternative uses for shutters. For example, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This approach can also work well with other shutters, like barn door shutters. You might even try to install shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, talk to your Sunburst rep about some inventive uses for shutters in your Denver home. They can help you find ways to bring the advantages of plantation shutters to every area of your home.

Need Help Choosing Shutters For Your Denver Home?

If you’re inspired to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just contact us at 720-538-0182or send in the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your wants and show samples of our product lines of plantation and barn door shutters. 

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