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 home.
Shutters Give You More Privacy
If a solicitor or stranger is ringing your doorbell, 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!
Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable
At least one member of your family probably 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 highest rated window treatments for energy efficiency – and can block more than half of all energy transfer through your windows!
Shutters Are Sturdier & 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 hear you get home. Flimsy blinds can easily get mangled by an excited pet, and of course you don’t want your curtains 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 solid enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and your family can look through them without ever touching the glass.
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 getting a set of drapes or blinds that perfectly matches the size and shape of your windows could be a pain. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom made to your exact needs, guaranteeing you a perfect fit without the hassle.
Shutters Look Better In Your Front Door
Few things make a better impression in your entryway than coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a wide array 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.
Shutters Can Go On All Entryway Windows
Blinds and shades both need a certain amount of room to hang. If your entryway is cramped or you don’t have much space on either side of your sidelights, you might not be able to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.
Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Move Them
When your door opens, it creates a vacuum effect that might 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?
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 smart louvers whether they’re open or shut.
Can you color match sidelight shutters to my door?
Absolutely! We make shutters in a wide array of paint colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any kind of door.
Find Shutters For Your Boise Sidelights
To see how much of a 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 home. Use the form below or call 208-609-9129 today to get started!