Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Types of Indoor Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be constructed to fit all types and sizes of windows in your home. But not all indoor shutters are equal. There are a number of different kinds of shutter to on the market, and different options within those categories with regards to construction, louver size, and more.

Let's take a look at the different choices you have for interior shutters, and how each one can benefit your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Cleveland, Ohio

Plantation Shutters In A Cleveland Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Cleveland are the most desired type of shutters because they allow in the light easily when open, block the most temperature when closed – and look beautiful either way.
The wide louvers are one of the attributes that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats give you more view from your window and bring more light into the home. Attaching the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical parts of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as one.
We provide four superior types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom made to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Fashioned from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The superior colors on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow when the sunlight touches them because of our unmatched baked-on paint finish infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are built by hand with furniture-grade teak and are offered in a variety of stains to complement your present furniture and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from wood that was originally part of old buildings, fences and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they make a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a streamlined plantation shutter that carries the same clean look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a great choice for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older alternative for Cleveland.
The sizes for colonial louvers typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
Between us, plantation shutters are the preferred type of shutter in Cleveland. When you want shutters that exude elegance and reduce your energy bills, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters have the smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are top pick. And remember: larger louvers are a piece of cake to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat easier to see now? If you want any help with finding the best window treatment fit for your Cleveland home, call Sunburst Shutters Cleveland at 440-561-6787 for a free design consultation today.