5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

Nate Gromen

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you’re not sure how to cover them? Do you want a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in Cleveland not only enhances your windows’ charm, but gives you additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Add Both Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outside facade of brick home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows not only adds style to your home’s interior, but it also gives extra curb appeal. Others who are seeing your house from the outside have their eyes drawn to your stairwell windows since they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The louvers’ horizontal lines are visible through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are different types of plantation shutters to pick from to highlight your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional window treatment and match almost any décor. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their unique knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation plantation shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters let you control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and near a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on your needs. With windows that are high and tricky to access, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position that lets light come through and also gives extra privacy for household members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Can Help Your House’s Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are classy, but don’t forget that they are susceptible to heat loss. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 1600% more energy efficient compared to regular aluminum blinds.

You Can Buy Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating rounded window located in curved stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window beautifully. You even have different choices within certain window types, such as with round windows where the louvers can be built horizontally or in a fan or sunburst style to either accentuate or contrast the window shape. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be covered by a rectangular window treatment such as blinds or shades.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

If your stairwell window is only accessible by a ladder, then you want a window treatment that is low hassle and will keep its stylish looks for decades. Polywood shutters are coated with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t fade or yellow over the years. They’re incredibly sturdy and can last decades if they’re maintained properly.

Shutters are also a breeze to keep clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers in a fixed position, you won’t have to adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More About Why Shutters Are The Perfect Choice For Your Stairwells

Ready for more inspiration for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as designs for window treatments for other areas of your Cleveland house, such as your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options call us at 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!