Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Kinds of Interior Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be made for different sizes and types of windows in your home. But not all indoor shutters are the same. There are a number of different types 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 space.

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 preferred type of shutters because they bring in the light freely 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 louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats result in a better view out your window and let more light into your room. Attaching the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical members 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 crack, split, warp, or chip. The premium paint color on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change 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 are available in a host of stains to match your existing wood trim and furniture.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from wood that was at one time a part of barns, fences, and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they create 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 beautiful option for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older choice for Cincinnati.
Their louver sizes 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 save energy, louver size is key. Whereas colonial shutters are made with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their larger louvers and energy efficiency – are your top choice. And don’t forget: larger louvers are a breeze 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.