Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Styles of Indoor Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be designed for different sizes and types of windows in your residence. But not all interior shutters are equal. There are a few different types of shutter to on the market, and options within those categories with regards to material, louver width, and beyond.

Let's look at the different choices available for indoor shutters, and how each one can benefit your space.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Fort Lauderdale, FL

Plantation Shutters In A Fort Lauderdale Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Fort Lauderdale are the most desired type of shutters because they let in the light readily when open, save on energy when closed – and emanate beauty no matter if open or closed.
The wide louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the features that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats result in more view from your window and let more light into the home. Linking all the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical members of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as a unit.
We provide four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built 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 chip, crack, warp, or split. The premium paint color on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change as they’re exposed to sunlight because of our unmatched baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade from furniture-grade teak and come in an array of stains to match your existing furniture and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from wood that was at one time a part of old buildings, fences and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they create not only a functional shutter, but a modern work of art for your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a builder-grade plantation shutter that conveys the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less 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
With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older option for Fort Lauderdale.
The sizes for colonial louvers generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are preferred in Fort Lauderdale. When you want shutters that add charm and are energy efficient, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their larger louvers and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And remember: larger louvers are a piece of cake to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you could use a partner in finding the perfect window treatment fit for your Fort Lauderdale home, call Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale at 561-440-8535 for a free design consultation today.