Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in San Diego

Tyson Williams

If you use plantation shutters on your windows, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and striking they are. But did you know the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other sections of your San Diego home? 

Savvy homeowners use shutters beyond just window treatments. For us shutter lovers, here are some inspired ideas for how to incorporate your favorite window treatments all over your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in San Diego 
Plantation shutters have been seen as a perfect window treatment for San Diego, but they are also the ideal treatment for doors. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and can give you light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are very easy to clean and strong 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 alternative for otherwise plain interior doors. Replace doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with plantation shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your clothes or food private.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also install your shutters as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You can close the panels and louvers when you want to create privacy, block noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a cutout between the kitchen and living room 

Some houses with traditional layouts that will have a passthrough or a cutout connecting two adjacent rooms. Functionally, they allow things like food or plates to pass between rooms. And a passthrough can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the wall just a bit.

Shutters bring improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout doesn’t have a countertop underneath, the treatments will frame the cutout like a window. When the family room’s stereo noise is blaring into the kitchen, you can just close the plantation shutters to stifle the offending sound. Finding closed plantation shutters also might mean that the the cook is done for the night! 

Ingenious Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters around a TV in San Diego. 
The more you think about shutters outside of a window-only treatment, you should begin finding innovative uses for the coverings. For instance, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can help hide it from sight when the screen is off. This concept should also work well with other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You can even be able to install some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your shutters, consult your shutter rep about some alternative uses for shutters in your San Diego home. They will help you explore your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to every area of your home.

Need Help Picking Plantation Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your San Diego Home?

If you’re ready to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just contact us at or send in the form below to arrange a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll examine your needs and show you our selection of premium shutters.