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Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Cleveland

December 11, 2019

If you have already hung plantation shutters on your windows, 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? 

Savvy homeowners these days have found other uses for shutters beyond just window coverings. If you love plantation shutters, here are some inspired ideas for how to get more use from your favorite window treatments all over your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Cleveland 
Plantation shutters have been seen as a ideal window treatment for Cleveland, but they are also the optimal treatment for all types of doors. Shutters are an attractive covering for 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 alternative for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out your doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep your closet contents private.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them set up 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

Wood shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

Occasionally when a home doesn’t have a fully open concept, it will have a passthrough or cutout between the kitchen and a dining or family room. Ideally, the cutout lets things like food or plates to flow from one room to the next. And they can help open up your decor by opening up the wall just a bit.

Plantation shutters can give improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, your shutters can frame the cutout as if it was a window. When plates and dishes start banging about in the kitchen, you can just shut the shutters to reduce the noise. Closing the treatments also signifies that the dinner is over! 

Ingenious Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat TV in Cleveland. 
The more you view shutters outside of a window-only 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 concept may also apply to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You can 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 explore ways to bring the advantages of shutters to all areas of your home.

Need Help Choosing 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 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your needs and show you our different choices of premium shutters.