5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

Spencer Madsen

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you don’t know 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 increases 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 interior space and adds curb appeal. Others who are viewing your house from the outside notice your stairwell windows since they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The louvers’ lines can be seen through the windows and give your home a special touch.

There are many plantation shutters to pick from to highlight your style and décor. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment 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 unique knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters allow you to control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and just above a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on how much light you want. If you have high windows that are too tall to access, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light come through and also adds privacy for household members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Can Improve Your House’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are beautiful, but have the downside of being prone to energy dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, reduce heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. When compared to standard aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 17 times as energy efficient.

You Can Purchase Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning arched window located in round stairwell. 

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

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

If your stairwell window is only accessible by a ladder, then you need a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will keep its stylish looks for years. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over time due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re incredibly sturdy and can last a lifetime if they’re well maintained.

Shutters are also a breeze to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers are kept in one position, you won’t need to continuously adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More About Why Shutters Are The Perfect Choice For Your Stairwells

Want more ways to utilize 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 for other areas of your Boise home, including your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home contact us at 208-609-9129 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!