Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in New York City

Matt Thelander

If you installed plantation shutters in your home, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and striking they are. But can you guess the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other parts of your New York City home? 

Creative homeowners use shutters beyond just window treatments. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few novel ideas for other places to install interior shutters all over your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in New York City 
While people in New York City adore their plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the ideal covering for doors. Shutters can fully cover 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 hold up to your family entering and leaving day in and day out.
Shutters as a closet door 
Plantation shutters can also be a stylish substitute for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your clothes or food private.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also use your shutters as an accordion door in large rooms. You just straighten the panels and louvers anytime 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 a novel way to achieve openness with a traditional floorplan. Ideally, the cutout lets things to 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 wall just a little.

Shutters bring some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, the treatments will frame the cutout like a window. When plates and dishes start making noise in the kitchen, you can just close off the cutout’s shutters to reduce the offending sound. Closing the shutters also signifies that the dinner is over! 

Ingenious Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters around a TV in New York City. 
The more you view shutters outside of a window-only 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 idea should also transfer over to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You can even be able to install shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, talk to your shutter rep about some inventive uses for shutters in your New York City 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 City Home?

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