Cincinnati Front Door & Sidelight Shutters

Cincinnati sidelight shutters


The long, skinny windows on the sides of your entry door are known as sidelights. And though they can let light into your entryway, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your home beautifully, it’s not a great idea to leave them uncovered.

What is a great idea is to install plantation shutters on your Cincinnati sidelights.

Shutters Pair Best with Front Door Sidelights

No window covering works better for sidelights than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the perks they’ll give your front door.

Shutters Offer More Privacy

If a solicitor or stranger is knocking on your door, you probably don’t want them to be able to peer through a thin curtain or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can completely block your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your privacy is preserved!

Cincinnati front door shutters 

Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable

Many families have that one person who forgets to shut the front door all the way, forcing your furnace or AC to work harder. But you might not think as much about the heat that is lost or gained through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the most energy efficient window covering you can buy – and they’re up to 1600% more energy efficient than typical blinds! 

Shutters Are Resilient & Better for Families

If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights if they [see|hear]57] a car pull in the driveway. Mini blinds can easily be destroyed by a curious pet, and of course you don’t want your shades pulled to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the little ones. Plantation shutters on your sidelights don’t need to worry about those issues, since they’re solid enough to handle even the rowdiest little ones, and everyone can look all they want without having to touch the window pane.

Cincinnati foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to Get the Size You Need

Sidelights are all unique. Some are smaller than the door, some are the same size as the door, and some aren’t even the same shape. So finding a set of drapes or blinds that perfectly fits the size and shape of your windows can be a chore. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom-built for your windows, which promises a perfect fit with zero hassle.

Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway

Almost nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than matching your sidelights to your door. With a wide array of paints and stains available, we can perfectly color match to your door. And there’s just something special about the handcrafted, timeless look of shutters in your front door. While some window treatments can look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.

Cincinnati patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Can Go On All Entryway Windows

Blinds and drapes both require a minimum amount of room to hang. If your entryway is cramped or you don’t have enough space to the side of your sidelights, it may not be possible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no matter what.

Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Move Them

When your door opens, it creates a vacuum that can make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door jamb. Shutters stay put at all times, since they’re attached to the window frame.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sidelight Shutters

What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Our Polywood faux wood shutters, Ovation wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all fit sidelights. 

Can shutters go over the glass cutout in my door?

Yes. If there’s a window cutout on your actual door, we can install a custom shutter frame around it.


Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?

Not necessarily. Sunburst builds plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” which means all you’ll be able to see are those classic louvers whether they’re open or closed.


Can your shutters match the color of my door?

Yes! We build shutters in a variety of paint colors and wood stains, and we can match just about any kind of door.


Find Shutters for Your Cincinnati Sidelights

To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Cincinnati home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Get your free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your space. Fill out the form below or call 513-216-9740 today to get started!