What Are The Different Types of Interior Shutters?

Todd Hansen

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

Let's talk about 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 allow in the light freely 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 give you a better view out your window and allow more light into the room. Connecting all the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers 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 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The premium paint color on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change when the sunlight touches them because of our unique paint that’s baked onto each shutter and infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are built by hand with furniture-grade teak and are available in a variety of stains to enhance your current wood trim and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from wood that was once a part of barns, fences, 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 choice for Orlando.
Their louver sizes 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 have the smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And don’t forget: larger louvers are easier 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.