What Are The Different Kinds of Interior Shutters?

Tyson Williams

Interior shutters can be built to fit different sizes and types of windows in your home. But not all interior shutters are alike. There are a number of different types of shutter to to pick from, and different options within those categories with regards to material, louver width, and beyond.

Let's look at the various options available for indoor shutters, and how each one can add to your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In San Diego, CA

Plantation Shutters In A San Diego Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in San Diego are the most desired type of shutters because they allow in the light freely when open, keep out the outside temperature when closed – and exude elegance no matter if open or closed.
The wide louvers are one of the features that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats give you a better view out your window and let more light into your room. Connecting all the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical members of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers in unison.
We offer four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Engineered from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t warp, split, crack, or chip. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't lose their vibrancy when the sunlight touches them because of our unmatched paint that’s baked onto each shutter and infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are teak and are available in a variety of stains to match your existing wood trim and furniture.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from wood that was at one time a part of fences, barns and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they make a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The most recent addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a builder-grade plantation shutter that has the same clean look as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a great choice for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
If you want smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older alternative for San Diego.
Their louver sizes commonly range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
Between us, plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in San Diego. When it comes to shutters that showcase beauty and save energy, louver size is key. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And note: larger louvers are a piece of cake to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you want any help with finding the perfect shutter fit for your San Diego home, call Sunburst Shutters San Diego at 760-405-8887 for a free design consultation today.