Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Orlando

December 11, 2019

If you have already hung plantation shutters on your windows, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But did you know the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other sections of your Orlando home? 

Creative homeowners these days have found other uses for shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are some inspired ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters all over your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Orlando 
Plantation shutters have been called a classic window treatment for Orlando, but they are also the optimal covering for all types of doors. Shutters can fully cover 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 strong enough to endure your family using the door on a constant basis.
Shutters as a closet door 
Shutters can also be a stylish alternative for otherwise drab interior doors. Change out your doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep the inside of the closet hidden away.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also install your shutters as an accordion door or room divider. You can shut the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, block noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a passthrough 

There are houses with conventional layouts that will use a passthrough or a cutout between two different rooms. Functionally, a passthrough or cutout allows dishes and food to to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And a passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the room just a bit.

Shutters can give some benefits 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 if it was a window. When cooking sounds a bit too rambunctious, you can just close off the cutout’s shutters to reduce the offending sound. Closed shutters also might mean that the kitchen is closed! 

Even More Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a TV in Orlando. 
The more you view shutters outside of a window-only covering, you will start finding other uses for the coverings. For instance, if you have hung your flat-screen television, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This approach should also transfer over to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You may even be able to install shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, talk to your installer about some alternative uses for shutters in your Orlando home. They will help you understand your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to all areas of your home.

Need Help Choosing Plantation Shutters For Your Orlando Home?

If you’re all set to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just call us at 407-630-7011or send in the form below to arrange a free in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and demonstrate our product lines of all our shutters. 

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