Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Clearwater

December 11, 2019

If you use plantation shutters on your windows, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But did you know the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other sections of your Clearwater home? 

Savvy homeowners these days have created other uses for shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are some new ideas for how to incorporate your favorite window treatments all over your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Clearwater 
Sure, people love their plantation shutters on windows in Clearwater, but they are also the optimal covering for doors of all types. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and can give you light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and durable enough to hold up to your family entering and leaving on a constant basis.
Shutters as a door 
Plantation shutters can also be a stylish option for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep your closet contents hidden away.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them act as an accordion door or room divider. You can shut the panels and louvers during the times you need privacy, muffle noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

There are houses with conventional layouts that use a passthrough or a cutout in between two adjacent rooms. Ideally, they allow things to pass between rooms. And a passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the wall just a little.

Plantation shutters can give improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout as if it was a window. When the living room’s television noise is encroaching into the kitchen, you can just close off the plantation shutters to muffle the noise. Closed shutters also signifies that the dinner is over! 

Ingenious Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters framing a TV in Clearwater. 
As you begin to perceive shutters as more than a window covering, you will begin finding other uses for shutters. For example, for a hanging flat-screen TV, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This approach may also work well with other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You might even be able to put in some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, consult your Sunburst rep about other uses for shutters in your Clearwater home. They will help you find your options to bring the benefits of shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Help Choosing Plantation Shutters For Your Clearwater Home?

If you’re all set to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just give us a call at 813-580-7288 or send in the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your goals and show you our different choices of plantation and barn door shutters.