Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Boston

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters on your windows, you know how low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and striking they are. But can you guess the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other parts of your Boston home? 

Creative homeowners use shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are a few novel ideas for how to get more use from your favorite window treatments elsewhere in your home.

Shutters Can Hide Your Sliding Glass Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Boston 
Sure, homeowners adore their plantation shutters over windows in Boston, but they are also the perfect treatment for doors. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and can give you light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and strong enough to endure your family entering and leaving all day long.
Shutters as a door 
Shutters can also be a nice option for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out your doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep the inside of the closet hidden away.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also install your plantation shutters as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You just close the panels and louvers when you want to create privacy, muffle noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is a novel way to find a little openness when you have traditional rooms. Functionally, the cutout lets dishes and food to flow from one room to the next. And they can help open up your decor by opening up the area a little bit.

Plantation shutters can give some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough 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 cooking sounds a bit too noisy, you can just shut the cutout’s shutters to stifle the noise. Finding closed treatments also might mean that the dinner is over! 

Even More Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters around a flat TV in Boston. 
As you start viewing shutters as more than a window covering, you will begin finding other uses for the coverings. For example, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen television, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when the screen is off. This concept can also transfer over to other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You might even be able to use shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, talk to your Sunburst rep about some alternative uses for shutters in your Boston home. They will help you explore ways to bring the advantages of plantation shutters to new areas of your home.

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If you’re all set to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just contact us at 781-352-2205or fill out the form below to book a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your goals and show you our different choices of all our shutters. 

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