What Are The Different Kinds of Interior Shutters?

Lisa Renee Nieberding

Indoor shutters can be made to fit different sizes and types of windows in your home. But not all indoor shutters are the same. There are a number of different kinds of shutter to available, and different options within those categories with regards to construction, louver width, and beyond.

Let's look at the various choices you have for indoor shutters, and how each one can benefit your house.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Cincinnati, OH

Plantation Shutters In A Cincinnati Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Cincinnati are the favored type of shutters because they bring in the light easily when open, save on energy when closed – and look beautiful no matter if open or closed.
The wide louvers are one of the attributes that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louver sizes range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats result in more view from your window and let more light into your room. Attaching the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical parts of the shutter panel, that helps the louvers move as a unit.
We provide four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow when the sun beats down on them because of our unmatched paint that’s baked onto each shutter and infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and come in a host of stains to match your existing wood trim and furniture.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from wood that was at one time a part of fences, barns and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they form a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a beautiful work of art for your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a streamlined plantation shutter that has the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a fantastic option for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
If you want smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older choice for Cincinnati.
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 Cincinnati. If you’re looking for shutters that add beauty and are energy efficient, louver size is key. Whereas colonial shutters are made with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are your top choice. And don’t forget: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters a little bit easier to see now? If you could use a partner in finding the perfect shutter fit for your Cincinnati home, call Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati at 513-216-9740 for a free design consultation today.