Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Types of Interior Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be made to cover all types and sizes of windows in your house. But not all indoor shutters are equal. There are a number of different kinds of shutter to to pick from, and different options within those styles with regards to material, louver width, and beyond.

Let's take a look at the various choices you have for indoor shutters, and how each one can add to your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Orlando, FL

Plantation Shutters In A Orlando Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Orlando are the most desired type of shutters because they let in the light easily when open, save on energy when closed – and exude elegance either way.
The wide louvers are one of the attributes that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats result in a better view out your window and allow more light into the room. Linking all the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as one.
We present you with four superior types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built to fit your windows just right: 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 beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow when the sunlight touches them because of our exclusive paint that’s baked onto each shutter and infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and come in a variety of stains to enhance your current wood trim and furnishings.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from wood that was once a part of fences, barns and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they make not only a functional shutter, but a modern work of art for your windows.
The most recent addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a basic plantation shutter that has the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a perfect option for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older option for Orlando.
The sizes for colonial louvers generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are preferred in Orlando. When it comes to shutters that exude charm and are energy efficient, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters are made with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are top pick. And remember: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you could use a partner in finding the perfect window treatment fit for your Orlando home, call Sunburst Shutters Orlando at 407-630-7011 for a free design consultation today.