Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Types of Interior Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be constructed to cover all types and sizes of windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are equal. There are a few different kinds of shutter to on the market, and options within those styles with regards to material, louver size, and beyond.

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

Interior Plantation Shutters In Boston, MA

Plantation Shutters In A Boston Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Boston are the favored type of shutters because they let in the light easily when open, save on energy when closed – and look beautiful either way.
 
The wide louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the attributes that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. The louver sizes range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats give you a greater view from your window and bring more light into the home. Attaching the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical members of the shutter panel, that helps the louvers move as a unit.
 
We provide four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
 
Polywood Shutters 
 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow when the sun beats down on them because of our unique baked-on paint finish infused with UV stabilizers.
 
Ovation wood shutters 
 
Ovation shutters are built by hand with furniture-grade teak and are available in an array of stains to complement your present furniture and decor.
 
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
 
Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from repurposed old wood that was once a part of barns, fences, and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they form a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a beautiful work of art for your windows.
 
 
The newest addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a streamlined plantation shutter that conveys the same classic style as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a perfect option for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window coverings.
 

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older alternative for Boston.
 
Their louver sizes generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
 
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred type of shutter in Boston. When it comes to shutters that showcase charm and save energy, louver size is key. Whereas colonial shutters have the smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their energy efficiency and large louvers – are your best choice. And note: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
 
Are the differences in shutters any clearer now? If you want any help with finding the perfect shutter fit for your Boston home, call Sunburst Shutters Boston at 781-352-2205 for a free design consultation today.
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