Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Charlotte

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters in your home, you know how low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But can you guess the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other areas of your Charlotte home? 

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

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Charlotte 
While people in Charlotte love their plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the ideal covering for doors. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are extremely easy to clean and strong enough to endure your family entering and leaving all day long.
Shutters as a door 
Shutters can also be a nice substitute for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out your doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your closet contents private.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them act as an accordion door or room divider. You just shut the panels and louvers during the times you want to create privacy, muffle noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

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

Sometimes houses with traditional layouts that will have a passthrough or a cutout connecting the kitchen and another room. Functionally, the cutout lets dishes and food to flow from one room to the next. And a passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the wall just a little.

Plantation shutters offer some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough 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 shutters to stifle the offending sound. Closing the shutters also might mean that the kitchen is closed! 

Even More Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a TV in Charlotte. 
As you start to perceive shutters as more than a window treatment, you can begin seeing alternative uses for the treatment. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen television, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This concept can also work well with other shutters, like barn door shutters. You can even try to put in some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, consult your installer about other uses for shutters in your Charlotte home. They can help you understand ways to bring the advantages of shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Help Finding Shutters For Your Charlotte Home?

If you’re all set to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just give us a call at 980-231-1116or fill out the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and demonstrate our selection of all our shutters. 

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