5 Reasons To Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

Holly Perron

Are your large stairwell windows uncovered because you’re not sure what to do with them? Are you trying to find a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Hartford not only increases your window’s beauty, but gives you other benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Give Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outdoor view of brick home with plantation shutters 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters not only adds style to your interior space, but it also provides curb appeal. People viewing your house from the outside find themselves looking at your stairwell windows because they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The louvers’ lines are visible through the windows and give your home a crisp, high-end touch.

There are different types of plantation shutters to select from to match your style and décor. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their unique knots and grooves.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden plantation shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters let you control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and also provide privacy. With low stairwell windows accessible by a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on how light you want it to be. If you have high windows that are hard to access, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position that allows light to come through and gives extra privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Help Your House’s Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Stairwell windows that are large are beautiful, but can be prone to energy loss. Plantation shutters are effective insulators and, when shut, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient compared to traditional aluminum blinds.

Shutters Can Be Made To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters covering rounded window located in round stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Don’t fear if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window perfectly. You even have different choices within different window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers are built horizontally or in a fan or sunburst pattern to either reinforce or contrast the window shape. That way, you can keep the aesthetic of a uniquely-shaped window without it being masked by a square shaped window cover like blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

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

Shutters are also a great choice for stairwells because they’re simple to clean. And if your shutter louvers stay in a set position, you won’t need to continuously adjust them for privacy or light.

Find Out More

Looking for more ideas for how to use shutters in your stairwells? See our idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as designs for window treatments for other areas of your Hartford house, such as your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments contact us at 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!