5 Reasons To Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

Holly Perron

Are you stairwell windows still uncovered because you’re not sure what to do with them? Are you looking for a window treatment that controls light and provides privacy? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in Boston not only enhances the beauty of your windows, but provides additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Give Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

Exterior facade of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows not only adds style to your home’s interior, but it also gives extra curb appeal. Others who are seeing your home from the outside find themselves viewing your stairwell windows since they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The louvers’ horizontal lines show through the windows and give your house a crisp, high-end touch.

There are many plantation shutters to pick from to match your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional window treatment that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their unique knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters let you control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and also provide privacy. With low stairwell windows accessible by a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on how light you want it to be. If your windows are high and too tall to reach, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position that lets light come through and also provides some privacy for household members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Improve Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are beautiful, but don’t forget that they are subject to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, reduce heat transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 1600% more energy efficient than normal aluminum blinds.

Shutters Can Be Made To Fit Any Style Of Window

White plantation shutters covering arched window located in curved stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed to fit any window seamlessly. The shutters can be fit with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to operate. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be masked by a rectangular window treatment like blinds or shades.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be reached by ladder. If that’s the case, then you want a window treatment that is low maintenance and will remain beautiful for a lifetime. Polywood shutters are coated with a UV-resistant paint , meaning they won’t fade or yellow over time. They’re incredibly sturdy and will last a lifetime if they’re well cared for.

Shutters are also a great window treatment for stairwells because they’re a breeze to clean. And if your shutter louvers remain in one position, you won’t have to constantly adjust them for privacy or light.

Find Out More

Ready for more ways to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? See our idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as designs for window treatments for other areas of your Boston home, including your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments call us at 781-352-2205 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!