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Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Hartford

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and charming they are. But did you know the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other areas of your Hartford home? 

Savvy homeowners will use shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are some novel ideas for how to incorporate interior shutters in different ways in your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Hartford 
While people in Hartford ask for plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the optimal treatment for doors. Shutters are an attractive covering for 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 durable enough to hold up to your family using the door day in and day out.
Shutters as a door 
Shutters can also be a nice option for otherwise boring interior doors. Replace doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep the inside of the closet private.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them installed as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You can close the panels and louvers when you need privacy, muffle noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a passthrough 

There are houses with traditional layouts that will have a passthrough or a cutout in between the kitchen and another room. Functionally, they allow things like food or plates to pass between rooms. And a passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the area just a bit.

Plantation shutters can give improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough doesn’t have a countertop underneath, the treatments will 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 muffle the offending sound. Closing the plantation shutters also might mean that the kitchen is closed! 

Even More Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat TV in Hartford. 
As you begin to perceive shutters as more than a window covering, you should start seeing innovative uses for the coverings. For instance, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen TV, shutters can help hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This concept should also work well with other treatments, like barn door shutters. You may even be able to put in shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, consult your installer about other uses for shutters in your Hartford home. They will help you understand your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Assistance Choosing Plantation Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your Hartford Home?

If you’re inspired to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just give us a call at 860-266-5459 or complete the form below to arrange a free in-home consultation. We’ll examine your goals and show samples of our selection of all our shutters.