Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Cincinnati

Lisa Renee Nieberding

If you use plantation shutters on your windows, you know how easy to maintain, 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 parts of your Cincinnati home? 

Innovative homeowners these days have found other uses for shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are some inspired ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters elsewhere in your house.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Cincinnati 
Plantation shutters have been seen as a ideal 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 extremely easy to clean and strong enough to endure your family entering and leaving day in and day out.
Shutters as a closet door 
Plantation shutters can also be a stylish substitute for otherwise plain interior doors. Change out doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with plantation shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep the inside of the closet hidden away.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also use your shutters as an accordion door or room divider. You can shut the panels and louvers when you need privacy, block noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a cutout between the kitchen and living room 

Sometimes when a home doesn’t have a truly open concept, there is a passthrough or cutout in between the kitchen and some other rom. Ideally, they allow dishes and food to flow from one room to the next. And a cutout or passthrough can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the wall a little bit.

Plantation shutters can give improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout 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 off the cutout’s shutters to reduce the offending sound. Closing the treatments also means that the the cook is done for the night! 

Even More Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters around a flat-screen TV in Cincinnati. 
As you begin envisioning shutters as more than a window treatment, you can start thinking up innovative uses for shutters. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen TV, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This concept should also apply to other treatments, like barn door shutters. You can even try to put in some shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, consult your installer about some alternative 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 Choosing Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your Cincinnati Home?

If you’re ready to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just call us at or complete the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll examine your goals and show samples of our selection of premium shutters.