Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Boise

Spencer Madsen

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 areas of your Boise home? 

Savvy homeowners will use shutters beyond just window coverings. For us shutter lovers, here are a few inspired ideas for other places to install your favorite window treatments all over your home.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Boise 
Plantation shutters have been called a perfect window treatment for Boise, but they are also the optimal treatment for doors. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal 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 all day long.
Shutters as a door 
Plantation shutters can also be a interesting substitute for otherwise drab interior doors. Change out your doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep your clothes or food hidden away.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

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

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is an easy way to find a little openness with a traditional floorplan. Functionally, a passthrough or cutout allows things like food or plates to pass between rooms. And a passthrough can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the room a little bit.

Shutters offer some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop underneath, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout as if it was a window. When cooking gets a bit too noisy, you can just close the shutters to stifle the offending sound. Finding closed treatments also signifies that the the cook is done for the night! 

Ingenious Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a TV in Boise. 
As you begin viewing shutters as more than a window treatment, you will begin seeing innovative uses for shutters. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen television, shutters can help hide it from sight when not in use. This concept should also work well with other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You may even want to install some shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, ask your shutter rep about other 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 ready to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just give us a call at or complete the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll examine your goals and show samples of our product lines of premium shutters.