Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Cleveland

Nate Gromen

If you have already hung plantation shutters in your home, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and striking they are. But did you know the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other sections of your Cleveland home? 

Creative homeowners use shutters beyond just window coverings. If you love plantation shutters, here are some inspired ideas for how to get more use from shutters all over your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Cleveland 
While people in Cleveland ask for plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the optimal treatment for all types of doors. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and dependable enough to endure your family using the door day in and day out.
Shutters as an interior door 
Plantation shutters can also be a interesting option for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out your doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your closet contents private.
Shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Shutters can also be used as an accordion door in large rooms. You can straighten the panels and louvers anytime you want to create privacy, block noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

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. Ideally, they allow things like food or plates to flow from one room to the next. And a passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the wall just a bit.

Plantation shutters offer some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, your shutters can frame the cutout as if it was a window. When the connected room’s stereo noise is coming into the kitchen, you can just shut the shutters to muffle the noise. Closed shutters also signifies that the dinner is over! 

Ingenious Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat TV in Cleveland. 
Once you begin looking at shutters as an all-around window treatment, you should start seeing other uses for the coverings. For example, for a hanging flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can help hide it from sight when not in use. This idea may also work well with other shutters, like barn door shutters. You may even try to put in shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your plantation shutters, ask your installer about other uses for shutters in your Cleveland home. They can help you understand ways to bring the advantages of shutters to all areas of your home.

Need Assistance Finding Plantation Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your Cleveland Home?

If you’re inspired to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just call us at or complete the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your wants and show you our different choices of premium shutters.