Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Are your large stairwell windows bare because you don’t know how to spruce them up? Are you looking for a window treatment that controls light and provides privacy? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in Cincinnati not only enhances the beauty of your windows, but gives you other benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Give Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outdoor view of stone home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows not only adds style to your stairwell, but it also gives extra curb appeal. Others who are seeing your home from the outside have their eyes drawn to your stairwell windows because they’re taller than other windows and often are in unique shapes. The louvers’ lines show through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to choose from to go with your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters add the warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their grooves and knots.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters let you control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and just above a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on how light you want it to be. With windows that are high and hard to access, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position, which allows light to come through and adds privacy for household members who are in the upper levels.

Shutters Can Increase Your Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are classy, but don’t forget that they are subject to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, reduce heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient compared to traditional aluminum blinds.

You Can Buy Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters covering arched window located in round stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? No matter your window’s shape, Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window seamlessly. You even have different options within certain window shapes, such as with round windows where the louvers can be fit horizontally or in a fan or sunburst pattern to either reinforce or contrast the window shape. And your window’s unique shape won’t be covered by a rectangular window treatment such as 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 maintenance and will look stunning for a lifetime. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t fade or yellow over their lifetime. They’re incredibly sturdy and can last years if they’re maintained properly.

Shutters are also a great option for stairwells because they’re simple to clean. And if your shutter louvers are kept in a fixed position, you won’t need to adjust them for privacy or light.

Find Out More

Looking for more ways to use shutters in your stairwells? Take a look at the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as inspiration for window treatments in other areas of your Cincinnati home, like your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options reach out to us at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!