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5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you haven’t decided how to spruce them up? Do you want a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in San Diego not only enhances your windows’ charm, but gives you additional benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Have Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outdoor facade of stone home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows enhances your home’s interior and gives extra curb appeal. Neighbors viewing your home from the outside find themselves looking at your stairwell windows since they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The louvers’ lines show through the windows and give your home a special touch.

There are many plantation shutters to select from to highlight your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their interesting grooves and knots.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation plantation shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters let you control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and 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 tricky to reach, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light come through and gives extra privacy for household members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Stairwell windows that are large are elegant, but may also be susceptible to energy loss. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when shut, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient compared to regular aluminum blinds.

You Can Get Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating arched window located in spiral stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? No matter your window’s shape, Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window seamlessly. The shutters can be built with horizontal louvers, or in a fan shape or sunburst inside the shutter panel, making them easy to adjust. And your window’s unique shape won’t be hiding behind a rectangular window treatment like shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

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

Shutters are also easy to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers are kept in a set position, you won’t need to constantly adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More

Want more ideas for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? Check out our idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as designs for window treatments to go in other areas of your San Diego home, such as your kitchen, dining room, or bedrooms. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home call us at 760-405-8887 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!