Your Window Treatment For Entry Door Sidelights: Sidelight Shutters in Boston We usually get this question after the consultation, as we’re leaving their house: “What can you do with these small, narrow windows on each side of my front door?” And our answer? “Let’s install sidelight shutters!" People were getting sick of the sheer curtains over the sidelight windows, closing off the view and the light streaming in. Letting in light is the reason people have sidelight windows. On top of that, those drapes can go through everyday wear and tear, with pets, kids, and guests coming in and out of the door on a daily basis. Despite hold-downs attached to the bottom, blinds ultimately bang and rattle as the wind breezes by when the door is opened and closed. Your best alternative isn’t to hide your sidelight windows. It’s to complement them with elegant interior sidelight shutters in Boston. And the best part? Shutters are still tight to the doorframe even when the panels are opened and closed. How Are Sidelight Shutters Installed? We start by measuring the length and width of the windows. Then, we record where the glass meets the door frame. We can construct the shutter frames to only cover the opening – or we can cover the full section by adding a large rail to the top and bottom to mask the panel next to the door door. With most entry doors, the panels are able to rotate and open and lay back against the wall alongside the door. This gives you the best of both worlds: an unobstructed view of outside when you open the panels and full privacy when you close them. With our exclusive Polywood® shutters, we can design your shutters to enhance your entry doors. A larger rail at the bottom will block the wall space the shutter is in front of. This way, the shutter louvers can start where the glass is – instead of covering the space underneath. We can set up Polywood shutters on doors made of wood, steel, or fiberglass. Set your mind at ease, because we’ll walk you through choosing the frame style, louver size, paint and stain colors, and other options. Then, when we go back to our workshop, we’ll order your hand-fashioned plantation shutters with enough space for the louvers to operate easily – and a look that truly enhances your entry door. Call 781-352-2205 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today for sidelight shutters in Boston!