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Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in New York

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters in your home, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But can you guess the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other areas of your New York home? 

Creative homeowners will use shutters beyond just window treatments. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few new ideas for how to incorporate interior shutters elsewhere in your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in New York 
Plantation shutters have been looked as a ideal window treatment for New York, but they are also the ideal covering for doors. Shutters are an attractive covering for sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are extremely easy to clean and dependable enough to hold up to your family entering and leaving day in and day out.
Shutters as an interior door 
Plantation shutters can also be a stylish substitute for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your closet contents private.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also install your shutters as an accordion door in large rooms. You just straighten the panels and louvers during the times you need privacy, muffle noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a cutout between the kitchen and living room 

A cutout or passthrough is an easy way to get some openness with a traditional floorplan. Ideally, they allow things to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And they can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the room a little bit.

Shutters bring some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, the treatments will frame the cutout as a window. When the living room’s stereo noise is coming into the kitchen, you can just close the shutters to reduce the offending sound. Closed shutters also signifies that the dinner is over! 

Ingenious Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters around a TV in New York. 
Once you begin envisioning shutters as a versatile window treatment, you can start thinking up innovative uses for the coverings. For instance, for a hanging flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when the screen is off. This concept can also transfer over to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You may even want to install shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, consult your installer about some inventive uses for shutters in your New York home. They will help you find ideas to bring the style of plantation shutters to all areas of your home.

Need A Hand Picking Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your New York Home?

If you’re all set to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just call us at 631-246-3930 or complete the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your wants and show samples of our different choices of plantation and barn door shutters.