Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Fort Lauderdale

Danielle Micich

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? 

Savvy homeowners will use shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are a few new ideas for other places to install interior shutters in different ways in your home.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Fort Lauderdale 
Plantation shutters have been seen as a ideal 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 still easy to clean and strong enough to endure your family entering and leaving day in and day out.
Shutters as an interior door 
Shutters can also be a stylish option for otherwise drab interior doors. Replace doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep your clothes or food 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 in pass-throughs between rooms. You just close the panels and louvers during the times you want to create privacy, filter noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

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

A cutout or passthrough is a novel way to find a little openness when you have traditional rooms. Ideally, they allow things like food or plates to flow from one room to the next. And a passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the area just a little.

Plantation shutters can give some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout doesn’t have a countertop underneath, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout as a window. When electric mixers and coffee grinders start banging about in the kitchen, you can just close off the plantation shutters to stifle the offending sound. Closed plantation shutters also means that the dinner is over! 

Even More Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters around a flat TV in Fort Lauderdale. 
Once you begin looking at shutters as a versatile covering, you can start thinking up innovative uses for the treatment. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This concept can also work well with other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You can even try to use some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, consult your Sunburst rep about some alternative uses for shutters in your Fort Lauderdale home. They will help you find your options to bring the benefits of shutters to every area of your home.

Need Help Picking Shutters For Your Fort Lauderdale Home?

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