Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Boise

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and striking they are. But did you know the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other parts of your Boise home? 

Savvy homeowners use shutters beyond just window coverings. For us shutter lovers, here are a few inspired ideas for how to incorporate your favorite window treatments elsewhere in your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Boise 
Sure, homeowners install plantation shutters on windows in Boise, but they are also the optimal treatment for doors of all types. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are very easy to clean and strong enough to endure your family using the door on a constant basis.
Shutters as a door 
Plantation shutters can also be a interesting substitute for otherwise drab interior doors. Replace doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your clothes or food hidden away.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters can also be used as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You just close the panels and louvers anytime you want to create privacy, muffle noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

Many times when a house doesn’t have a truly open concept, there is a passthrough or cutout in between the kitchen and a dining or family room. Functionally, a passthrough or cutout allows things like food or plates to flow from one room to the next. And a passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the room just a little.

Shutters can give some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout as if it was a window. When the living room’s TV noise is coming into the kitchen, you can just close off the cutout’s shutters to stifle the offending sound. Finding closed treatments also signifies that the kitchen is closed! 

Ingenious Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a TV in Boise. 
As you begin viewing shutters as more than a window treatment, you can begin seeing innovative uses for shutters. For example, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen television, shutters can help hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This idea should also work well with other treatments, like barn door shutters. You can even be able to use some shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, ask your shutter rep about some alternative uses for shutters in your Boise home. They can help you explore ideas to bring the style of plantation shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Help Picking Shutters To Enhance Your Boise Home?

If you’re all set to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just contact us at 208-609-9129or fill out the form below to book a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your goals and demonstrate our product lines of premium shutters. 

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