Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Types of Interior Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Interior shutters can be made to cover the unique windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are equal. There are a few different styles of shutter to choose from, and options within those categories with regards to construction, louver size, and more.

Let's talk about the different options available for indoor shutters, and how each one can benefit your house.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Clearwater Florida

Plantation Shutters In A Clearwater Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Clearwater are the most desired type of shutters because they allow in the light readily when open, save on energy when closed – and emanate beauty both ways.
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the features that set plantation shutters apart 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 bring more light into the room. Attaching the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as one.
We present you with four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Fashioned from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The premium paint color on these indoor shutters won't lose their vibrancy when the sun beats down on 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 an array of stains to complement your present wood trim and furniture.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed old wood that was originally part of barns, fences, and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they form a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a modern work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a builder-grade 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 beautiful option for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older choice for Clearwater.
The sizes for colonial louvers typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are preferred in Clearwater. When it comes to shutters that add elegance and are energy efficient, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their energy efficiency and large louvers – are top pick. And note: larger louvers are a piece of cake to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat easier to see now? If you have any more questions on finding the perfect shutter fit for your Clearwater home, call Sunburst Shutters Clearwater at 813-580-7288 for a free design consultation today.