The tall, skinny windows on either side of your entry door are known as sidelights. And while they can let light into your foyer, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your entrance beautifully, it’s not a smart idea to leave them bare.
What is a smart idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Boston sidelight windows.
Shutters Make Sense For Sidelights
No window treatment pairs as well with sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the perks they’ll give your front door.
Shutters Give You More Privacy
If a door to door salesman or stranger is knocking on your door, you probably don’t want them to be able to look through a thin drape or between the slats of your blinds. With shutters in your sidelights, you can completely block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your privacy is preserved!
Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable
You might have a family member who leaves the door open from time to time, making your HVAC system work harder. But you might forget exactly how much heat is lost or gained through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the industry’s most energy-efficient window treatment – and can block more than half of all energy transfer through your windows!
Shutters Are Long Lasting & Better For Families
If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights when they hear someone comes home. Flimsy blinds can easily be destroyed by an excited pet, and of course you don’t want your curtains pulled to the side so your window can get plastered with handprints from the kids. Plantation shutters on your sidelights don’t need to worry about those issues, since they’re sturdy enough to handle even the rowdiest use, and your family can look through them without having to touch the window pane.
Shutters Are Easier To Coordinate Sizes
All sidelights are unique. Some are smaller than the door, some are the same height as the door, and some may not even be rectangular. So finding a set of drapes or blinds that perfectly fits the size and shape of your windows might not be easy. But plantation shutters are custom made to your exact needs, which promises a perfect fit without the headache.
Shutters Look Better In Your Foyer
Nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a wide array of styles available, we can easily color match to your door style. And there’s just something special about the handcrafted, timeless look of shutters in your front door. Though some window coverings can look gaudy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless fashion.
Shutters Work With Any Entryway Windows
Drapes and shades both need a certain amount of space to put in. If your front entryway is cramped or you don’t have much space on either side of your window, it may not be possible to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no matter what.
Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Move Them
When your door opens or closes, it creates a vacuum effect that might make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get caught in the door jamb. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments.
Sidelight Shutter FAQs
What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass pane in my door?
Yes. If you have a window cutout on your front door, we can put a custom shutter frame on it.
Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not necessarily. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” which means all you’ll be able to see are those smart louvers whether they’re open or shut.
Can your shutters match the color of my door?
Absolutely! We make shutters in a wide array of paint colors and wood stains, and we can approximate just about any kind of door.
Find Shutters For Your Boston Sidelights
To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Boston home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Boston, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your options for window treatments for your space. Fill out the form below or call 781-352-2205 today to get started!