Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you’re not sure how to spruce them up? Are you trying to find a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in Boise not only enhances your window’s beauty, but offers additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Add Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

outdoor face of brick home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows improves your home’s interior and adds curb appeal. Others who are looking at your house from the outside notice your stairwell windows since they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The louvers’ lines are visible through the windows and give your home a special touch.

There are many plantation shutters to pick from to highlight your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and match almost any décor. Ovation® wooden shutters add the warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their interesting knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters let you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and near a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on your needs. If you have high windows that are too tall to access, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position, which allows light to come through and also adds privacy for household members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Can Improve Your House’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are classy, but have the downside of being subject to energy dissipation. Plantation shutters are effective insulators and, when shut, reduce heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient compared to traditional aluminum blinds.

Shutters Can Be Made To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating arched window located in spiral stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Don’t worry if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window beautifully. You even have different choices within specific window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be placed horizontally or in a sunburst or fan style to either reinforce or contrast the window shape. And your window’s unique shape won’t be masked by a rectangular window treatment such as blinds or shades.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be reached with a ladder. If that’s the case, then you want a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will keep its stylish looks for a lifetime. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over the years due to their UV-resistant finish. They’re extremely sturdy and can last a lifetime if they’re well maintained.

Shutters are also a great choice for stairwells because they’re easy to clean. And if your shutter louvers are kept in one position, you won’t need to constantly adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More

Looking for more ways to use shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as inspiration for window treatments in other areas of your Boise home, including your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments contact us at 208-609-9129 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!