Boston Front Door & Sidelight Shutters

Boston foyer shutters

 

Those 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 facade 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 solicitor 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 your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your privacy is preserved!

Boston front door shutters 

Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable

At least one member of your family probably 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 [see|hear]57] someone comes home. Mini 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 withstand even the rowdiest use, and your family can look through them without having to touch the window pane.

Boston foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to

All sidelights are unique. Some are a fraction of the size of 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 for your windows, which promises a perfect fit without the hassle.

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 paints and stains 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.

Boston patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Work With Any Entryway Windows

Drapes and shades both need a certain amount of space to install. 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 exceptions.

Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Move Them

When your door opens, it creates a vacuum effect that might make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get caught in the door itself. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments.

Sidelight Shutter FAQs

What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Sunburst's Polywood faux wood shutters, Ovation natural wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all fit 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 build shutters in a wide array of paint colors and wood stains, and we can approximate just about any kind of door.

Boston shutter 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!