Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Raleigh

December 11, 2019

If you have already hung plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and charming they are. But can you guess the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other areas of your Raleigh home? 

Creative homeowners these days have created other uses for shutters beyond just window coverings. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few novel ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters all over your home.

Shutters Can Hide Your Sliding Glass Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Raleigh 
Plantation shutters have been seen as a ideal window treatment for Raleigh, but they are also the optimal treatment for doors of all types. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and strong enough to stand up to your family using the door on a constant basis.
Shutters as a closet door 
Shutters can also be a interesting substitute for otherwise plain interior doors. Change out your doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your closet contents hidden away.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also use your plantation shutters as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You just close the panels and louvers anytime you want to create privacy, filter noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

Many times when a floor plan doesn’t have a completely open concept, it will have a passthrough or cutout in between the kitchen and a dining or family room. Functionally, the cutout lets things to to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And a cutout or passthrough can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the area a little bit.

Plantation shutters can give some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop underneath, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout as a window. When plates and dishes start banging about in the kitchen, you can just close off the plantation shutters to muffle the noise. Closed plantation shutters also means that the dinner is over! 

Even More Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters framing a flat TV in Raleigh. 
Once you begin envisioning shutters as an all-purpose treatment, you will begin thinking up alternative uses for the coverings. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can help hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This idea can also transfer over to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You can even try to put in some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your shutters, ask your installer about some alternative uses for shutters in your Raleigh home. They can help you explore ideas to bring the style of plantation shutters to every area of your home.

Need Help Picking Plantation Shutters For Your Raleigh Home?

If you’re all set to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just give us a call at 919-887-9198or fill out the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your goals and show you our different choices of all our shutters. 

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