Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

Are you stairwell windows still bare because you don’t know how to cover them? Are you trying to find a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in Fort Lauderdale not only enhances your windows’ charm, but provides other benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Give Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

outside face of stone home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows not only improves your stairwell, but it also provides curb appeal. Neighbors looking at your home from the outside find their eyes drawn to your stairwell windows because they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The louvers’ horizontal lines show through the windows and give your home a crisp, high-end touch.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to choose from to match your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment and blend well with any fashion. 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 shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters allow you to control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. With low stairwell windows just above a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on how much light you want. If you have high windows that are hard to access, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position that lets light stream in and gives extra privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are beautiful, but don’t forget that they are subject to energy dissipation. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when closed, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. In comparison to standard aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

You Can Purchase Custom Shutters To Fit Any Style Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning arched window located in curved stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed to fit any window seamlessly. You even have different options within different window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be fit horizontally or in a sunburst or fan arrangement to either accentuate or contrast the window shape. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be hiding behind a rectangular window treatment like shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

If your stairwell window can only be reached by a ladder, then you want a window treatment that is low hassle and will look stunning for years. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint , meaning they won’t fade or yellow over time. They’re incredibly sturdy and will last years if they’re maintained properly.

Shutters are also a good choice for stairwells because they’re a breeze to clean. And if your shutter louvers stay in a set position, you won’t need to constantly adjust them for privacy or light.

Find Out More About Why Shutters Are A Good Choice For Your Stairwells

Ready for more ways to utilize shutters in your stairwells? Check out the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as designs for window treatments for other areas of your Fort Lauderdale home, such as your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options call us at 561-440-8535 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!