Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Charlotte

Neil Blackwelder

If you use plantation shutters on your windows, you know how low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and striking they are. But can you guess the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other areas of your Charlotte home? 

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

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Charlotte 
Sure, homeowners adore their plantation shutters on windows in Charlotte, but they are also the ideal covering for doors. Shutters are an attractive covering for sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and durable enough to stand up to your family entering and leaving on a constant basis.
Shutters as a door 
Shutters can also be a stylish 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.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters can also be used as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You just close the panels and louvers during the times you want to create privacy, muffle noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a passthrough 

Many times when a home doesn’t have a truly open concept, there is a passthrough or cutout connecting the kitchen and a dining or family room. Functionally, they allow things to flow from one room to the next. And a passthrough can help create a sense of spaciousness 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 underneath, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout like a window. When cooking becomes a bit too rambunctious, you can just close the shutters to stifle the offending sound. Closing the treatments also means that the the cook is done for the night! 

Even More Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a TV in Charlotte. 
Once you start viewing shutters as a versatile window treatment, you will begin finding other uses for shutters. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen television, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This concept can also work well with other shutters, like barn door shutters. You may 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 some alternative uses for shutters in your Charlotte home. They can help you explore your options to bring the benefits of shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Help Choosing Shutters For Your Charlotte Home?

If you’re all set to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just give us a call at or complete the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll examine your needs and show samples of our selection of all our shutters.