Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Are you stairwell windows still uncovered because you don’t know how to spruce them up? Do you want a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in New York City not only enhances the beauty of your windows, 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

Exterior facade of stone home with plantation shutters 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters enhances your home’s interior and provides curb appeal. Neighbors viewing your house from the outside find themselves looking at your stairwell windows because they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The horizontal lines of the louvers can be seen through the windows and give your house a crisp, high-end touch.

There are different types of plantation shutters to select from to go with your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment 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 stairwell.

Shutters help 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 accessible by a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on how much light you want. 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 provides some 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 classy, but don’t forget that they are prone 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 normal aluminum blinds.

Shutters Can Be Customized To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating arched window located in curved stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Don’t fear 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 certain window shapes, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be built 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 hiding behind a rectangular window treatment such as blinds or shades.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

If your stairwell window can only be reached by a ladder, then you need a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will remain beautiful for decades. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over time 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 easy 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 The Perfect Choice For Your Stairwells

Looking for more inspiration for how to utilize shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as inspiration for window treatments in other areas of your New York City home, such as 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!

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