Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Are you stairwell windows still bare because you don’t know how to spruce them up? 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 your window’s beauty, but offers additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Give Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

Exterior view of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows not only adds style to your interior space, but it also adds curb appeal. Others who are seeing your home from the outside have their eyes drawn to your stairwell windows since they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The louvers’ horizontal lines show through the windows and give your house a classy look.

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

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 offer additional privacy. With low stairwell windows accessible by a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, 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 allows light to come through and also gives extra privacy for household members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Improve Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are classy, but may also be subject to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are effective insulators 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. You even have different choices within specific window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers can be placed horizontally or in a fan or sunburst pattern to either accentuate or contrast the window shape. 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 need a window treatment that is low maintenance and will remain beautiful for years. Polywood shutters are coated with a UV-resistant paint , meaning they won’t fade or yellow over time. They’re extremely sturdy and will last a lifetime if they’re maintained properly.

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

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

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