Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Raleigh

Blake Jarman

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 will benefit other parts of your Raleigh home? 

Savvy homeowners will use shutters beyond just window treatments. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few new ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters elsewhere in 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. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are extremely easy to clean and strong enough to stand up to your family using the door all day long.
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-use louvers can keep your closet contents out of sight.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters can also be used as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You just close the panels and louvers during the times 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 

There are homes with conventional layouts that will use a passthrough or a cutout in between two adjacent rooms. Functionally, they allow dishes and food 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 improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop underneath, your shutters can frame the cutout as a window. When cooking gets a bit too noisy, you can just close the plantation shutters to reduce the noise. Closed plantation shutters also means that the dinner is over! 

Other Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters framing a flat TV in Raleigh. 
The more you think about shutters outside of a window-only covering, you will begin thinking up alternative uses for the coverings. For example, if you have a cutout for 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 shutter rep about other uses for shutters in your Raleigh home. They can help you understand ideas to bring the style of plantation shutters to all areas of your home.

Need Assistance Picking Plantation Shutters For Your Raleigh Home?

If you’re ready to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just give us a call at or complete the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your goals and show you our different choices of all our shutters.