Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Denver

Gary Harding

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 these days have created other uses for shutters beyond just window treatments. For us shutter lovers, here are a few new ideas for how to incorporate 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 endure your family using the door on a constant basis.
Shutters as an interior door 
Plantation shutters can also be a interesting option for otherwise drab interior doors. Change out doors in pantries, closets, or more with shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your closet contents hidden away.
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 

A cutout or passthrough is a novel way to find a little openness by creating a window-like opening between 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 wall just a bit.

Plantation shutters bring improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout as a window. When cooking gets a bit too noisy, you can just close the plantation shutters to stifle the noise. Closed plantation shutters also might mean that the dinner is over! 

Other Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat TV in Denver. 
As you begin envisioning shutters as more than a window treatment, you will begin seeing alternative uses for shutters. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This approach should also work well with other shutters, like barn door shutters. You might even try to use shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, consult 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.

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