Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Orlando

Todd Hansen

If you have already hung plantation shutters in your home, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and striking 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? 

Savvy homeowners will use 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 seen as 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 extremely easy to clean and durable enough to stand up to your family using the door all day long.
Shutters as a closet door 
Shutters can also be a nice alternative for otherwise drab interior doors. Replace doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep the inside of the closet hidden away.
Plantation 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 Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

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

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

Shutters can give some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, your shutters can frame the cutout as if it was a window. When the family room’s television noise is coming into the kitchen, you can just close the shutters to muffle the offending sound. Closing the shutters also means that the the cook is done for the night! 

Other Ways To Use Shutters 

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

If you love your plantation shutters, talk to your shutter rep about other uses for shutters in your Orlando home. They will help you explore ways to bring the advantages of plantation shutters to every area of your home.

Need Help Picking Plantation Shutters For Your Orlando Home?

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