Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in San Diego

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters in your home, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and beautiful 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 will use shutters beyond just window treatments. For us shutter lovers, here are some inspired ideas for how to incorporate your favorite window treatments elsewhere in your house.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in San Diego 
Plantation shutters have been seen as a ideal 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 option for otherwise plain interior doors. Replace doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with plantation shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your closet contents private.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Shutters can also be used as an accordion door or room divider. You can shut 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 passthrough 

Sometimes houses with traditional layouts that will have a passthrough or a cutout connecting the kitchen and another room. 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 it doesn’t have a countertop underneath, the treatments will frame the cutout as a window. When cooking gets a bit too noisy, you can just close off the plantation shutters to stifle the offending sound. Finding closed plantation shutters also might mean that the kitchen is closed! 

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 seeing 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 idea can also work well with other treatments, like barn door shutters. You can even want to use some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your shutters, talk to your installer about other uses for shutters in your San Diego home. They will help you explore your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to all areas of your home.

Need Help Picking Plantation Shutters To Enhance Your San Diego Home?

If you’re ready to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just contact us at 760-405-8887or 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. 

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