Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Fort Lauderdale

December 11, 2019

If you have already hung plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But did you know the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other sections of your Fort Lauderdale home? 

Creative homeowners these days have created other uses for shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are a few novel ideas for how to incorporate interior shutters in different ways in your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Fort Lauderdale 
Plantation shutters have been called a perfect window treatment for Fort Lauderdale, but they are also the perfect covering for doors of all types. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and can give you light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are extremely easy to clean and durable enough to stand up to your family going in and out day in and day out.
Shutters as a closet door 
Shutters can also be a stylish option for otherwise plain interior doors. Replace doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep the inside of the closet hidden away.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters can also be used as an accordion door or room divider. You just shut the panels and louvers during the times you want to create privacy, filter noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is a novel way to find a little openness when you have traditional rooms. Ideally, the cutout lets things like food or plates to flow from one room to the next. And a passthrough can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the area just a little.

Plantation shutters offer some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout doesn’t have a countertop underneath, your shutters can frame the cutout like a window. When the connected room’s television noise is encroaching into the kitchen, you can just close the plantation shutters to stifle the offending sound. Closing the plantation shutters also means that the dinner is over! 

Other Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters framing a flat TV in Fort Lauderdale. 
Once you begin looking at shutters as an all-around covering, you will start thinking up innovative uses for the treatment. For example, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This idea should also apply to other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You may even try to install some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, talk to your Sunburst rep about other uses for shutters in your Fort Lauderdale home. They will help you find ways to bring the advantages of shutters to every area of your home.

Need Help Choosing Shutters For Your Fort Lauderdale Home?

If you’re inspired to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just contact us at 561-440-8535or send in the form below to arrange a free in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your goals and show samples of our product lines of all our shutters. 

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