Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Cincinnati

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters on your windows, you know how low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But did you know the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other areas of your Cincinnati home? 

Innovative homeowners will use shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are some inspired ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters all over your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Cincinnati 
Plantation shutters have been seen as a perfect window covering for Cincinnati, but they are also the perfect covering for doors. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and can give you light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and durable enough to stand up to your family entering and leaving day in and day out.
Shutters as a closet door 
Plantation shutters can also be a nice substitute for otherwise plain interior doors. Change out doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep the inside of the closet hidden away.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Shutters can also be used as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You can close the panels and louvers when you need privacy, filter noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a passthrough 

Some houses with traditional layouts that will use a passthrough or a cutout in between two different rooms. Ideally, they allow things to pass between rooms. And a cutout or passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the room just a little.

Plantation shutters offer some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop underneath, your shutters can frame the cutout like a window. When cooking becomes a bit too loud, you can just close the shutters to reduce the offending sound. Closing the treatments also might mean that the kitchen is closed! 

Other Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters framing a flat-screen TV in Cincinnati. 
Once you begin looking at shutters as an all-purpose window treatment, you can start thinking up innovative uses for the treatment. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen TV, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This idea should also apply to other treatments, like barn door shutters. You may even try to put in some shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your plantation shutters, consult your shutter rep about other uses for shutters in your Cincinnati home. They can help you find ways to bring the advantages of shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Assistance Finding Shutters To Enhance Your Cincinnati Home?

If you’re all set to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just call us at 513-216-9740or fill out the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your goals and demonstrate our different choices of plantation and barn door shutters. 

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