Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Salt Lake City

Matt Thelander

If you have already hung plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But can you guess the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other parts of your Salt Lake City home? 

Innovative homeowners will use shutters beyond just window coverings. For us shutter lovers, here are some novel ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters elsewhere in your house.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Salt Lake City 

Plantation shutters have been looked as a perfect window treatment for Salt Lake City, but they are also the ideal treatment for doors. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are very easy to clean and dependable enough to endure your family entering and leaving on a constant basis.
 
Shutters as an interior door 

Shutters can also be a nice option for otherwise drab interior doors. Change out doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep your clothes or food private.

Shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also install your plantation shutters as an accordion door in large rooms. You just straighten the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, muffle noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

Some houses with conventional layouts that will use a passthrough or a cutout between two adjacent rooms. Ideally, 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 open up your decor by opening up the wall just a little.

Plantation shutters bring some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, your shutters can frame the cutout as a window. When plates and dishes start clattering around in the kitchen, you can just close the plantation shutters to stifle the noise. Finding closed shutters also might mean that the the cook is done for the night! 

Even More Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters around a flat TV in Salt Lake City. 

The more you view shutters outside of a window-only covering, you can begin seeing alternative uses for the treatment. For instance, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen television, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This approach should also work well with other treatments, like barn door shutters. You might even be able to install shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, consult your installer about some inventive uses for shutters in your Salt Lake City home. They can help you understand ways to bring the advantages of plantation shutters to new areas of your home.

Need A Hand Choosing Plantation Shutters For Your Salt Lake City Home?

If you’re ready to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just contact us at or send in the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your goals and show samples of our product lines of premium shutters.