Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Salt Lake City

December 11, 2019

If you have already hung plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and striking they are. But can you guess the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other areas 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 all over your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Salt Lake City 
While people in Salt Lake City love their plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the perfect treatment for doors. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are very easy to clean and dependable enough to endure your family going in and out all day long.
Shutters as a closet door 
Shutters can also be a stylish alternative for otherwise plain interior doors. Change out doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your clothes or food private.
Shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters can also be used 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 

Sometimes houses with conventional layouts that will use a passthrough or a cutout in between two adjacent rooms. Ideally, they allow things 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 room 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, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout as a window. When pots and pans start banging about 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! 

Other Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters around a flat-screen TV in Salt Lake City. 
As you start to perceive shutters as more than a window covering, you will begin finding alternative uses for shutters. 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 apply to other shutter products, 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 explore 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 all set to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just contact us at 801-515-3598or send in the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your goals and show samples of our selection of plantation and barn door shutters. 

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