5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

Matt Thelander

Are you stairwell windows still bare because you don’t know how to spruce them up? Do you want a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in New York City not only increases your window’s beauty, but offers other benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Have Both Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

outside view of stone home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows enhances your home’s interior and provides curb appeal. People viewing your house from the outside find themselves looking at your stairwell windows because 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 select from to go with your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters add the warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their grooves and knots.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters help you control the light coming in 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. If you have high windows that are too tall to access, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which lets light stream in and gives extra privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Can Help Your House’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are beautiful, but don’t forget that they are subject to energy dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when closed, lower heat transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 1600% more energy efficient compared to traditional aluminum blinds.

Shutters Can Be Customized To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning arched window located in curved stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Don’t worry if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window beautifully. You even have different options within specific window shapes, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be fit horizontally or in a sunburst or fan style to either accentuate or contrast the window shape. And your window’s unique shape won’t be masked by a rectangular window treatment such as blinds or shades.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

Many windows in stairwells can only be accessed by ladder. If that’s the case, then you want a window treatment that is low hassle and will remain beautiful for decades. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over the years due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re exceedingly resilient and will last years if they’re well maintained.

Shutters are also a perfect window treatment for stairwells because they’re a breeze to clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers in a fixed position, you won’t need to adjust them for privacy or light.

Find Out More About Why Shutters Are A Great Choice For Your Stairwells

Looking for more ideas for how to use shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as inspiration for window treatments for other areas of your New York City home, including your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments reach out to us at 631-246-3930 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!