What Are The Different Kinds of Indoor Shutters?

Gary Harding

Indoor shutters can be made to fit all types and sizes of windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are equal. There are a number of different types of shutter to choose from, and different options within those categories with regards to construction, louver width, and beyond.

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

Interior Plantation Shutters In Denver, Colorado

Plantation Shutters In A Denver Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Denver are the favored type of shutters because they bring in the light readily when open, keep out the outside temperature when closed – and exude elegance both ways.
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the features that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats offer a greater view from your window and let more light into the home. Linking the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical members of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as one.
We offer four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Engineered from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The superior colors on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow when the sunlight touches them because of our exclusive baked-on paint finish infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and are offered in an array of stains to enhance your current wood trim and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed old wood that was originally part of fences, barns and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they form not only a functional shutter, but a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that carries the same classic style as our Polywood shutters. With a few less options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a great option for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older alternative for Denver.
Colonial louver sizes typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred type of shutter in Denver. When you want shutters that add elegance and reduce your energy bills, louver size is key. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their energy efficiency and large louvers – are your top choice. And remember: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you want any help with finding the best shutter fit for your Denver home, call Sunburst Shutters Denver at 720-538-0182 for a free design consultation today.