Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Types of Indoor Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Interior shutters can be constructed to fit all types and sizes of windows in your home. But not all indoor shutters are alike. There are a number of different kinds of shutter to choose from, and different options within those styles with regards to material, louver width, and more.

Let's talk about the various options you have for interior shutters, and how each one can benefit your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Raleigh, NC

Plantation Shutters In A Raleigh Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Raleigh are the preferred type of shutters because they let in the light readily when open, block the most temperature when closed – and emanate beauty both ways.
The wide louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the attributes that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. The large louvers result in a greater view from your window and let more light into your room. Connecting each louver together, the stiles are the solid vertical parts of the shutter panel, that helps the louvers move as one.
We provide four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Fashioned from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change when the sunlight touches them because of our exclusive paint that’s baked onto each shutter and infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are built by hand with furniture-grade teak and are offered in a host of stains to match your existing furniture and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from wood that was once a part of old buildings, fences and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they create not only a functional shutter, but a modern work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a builder-grade plantation shutter that has the same clean look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a beautiful option for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older option for Raleigh.
Their louver sizes typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Raleigh. If you’re looking for shutters that add beauty and save energy, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their larger louvers and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And remember: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat easier to see now? If you want any help with finding the perfect window treatment fit for your Raleigh home, call Sunburst Shutters Raleigh at 919-887-9198 for a free design consultation today.