Boise Entryway & Sidelight Shutters

Boise foyer shutters


The tall, thin windows on the sides of your front door are known as sidelights. And though they can brighten up 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 install plantation shutters on your Boise sidelight windows.

Shutters Make Sense for Front Door Sidelights

No window covering pairs as well with sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the benefits they’ll give your entryway.

Shutters Give You More Privacy

If a door to door salesman or stranger is at your front door, the last thing you want them to be able to do is look through a thin drape or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block the view of anyone from outside, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your privacy is preserved!

Boise front door shutters 

Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable

You might have a family member who forgets to shut the front door all the way, making your AC or heater work overtime. 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 Resilient & Better for Family Homes

If you have kids or pets in your home, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights when they [see|hear]57] you get home. Flimsy blinds can easily be torn through by an excited pet, and of course you don’t want your drape pushed to the side so your window can get covered in fingerprints from the kids. Plantation shutters on your sidelights don’t need to worry about those problems, since they’re strong enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and your family can look through them without ever touching the glass.

Boise foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to Coordinate Sizes

All sidelights are unique. Some are shorter than the door, some are the same size as the door, and some aren’t even the same shape. So finding a set of drapes or blinds that perfectly matches the size and shape of your windows can be a chore. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom made to your exact needs, guaranteeing you a perfect fit without the headache.

Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway

Nothing makes a better impression in your entryway than coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a great selection of colors and styles available, we can seamlessly color match to your door style. And nothing compares to the handcrafted, timeless look of shutters in your entryway. While some window treatments can look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.

Boise patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Can Go On All Entryway Windows

Blinds and drapes both need a certain amount of room to hang. If your entryway is cramped or you don’t have enough space on either side of your sidelights, it might be impossible to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no matter what.

Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Move Them

When your door opens or closes, it creates a vacuum effect that may make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door itself. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times.

Common Questions About Sidelight Shutters

What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Our Polywood shutters, Ovation real wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all be built for sidelights. 

Can shutters be installed on the glass cutout in my door?

Yes. If there’s 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 in all cases. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” which means the only things that are visible those classic louvers whether they’re open or shut.


Can you color match sidelight shutters to my door?

Sure! We build shutters in a wide array of paint colors and wood stains, and we can match just about any kind of door.


Find Shutters for Your Boise Sidelights

To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Boise home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Get your free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your options for window treatments for your space. Use the form below or call 208-609-9129 today to get started!