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 City 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
Plantation shutters have been looked as a ideal window treatment for New York City, 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.
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.
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
A cutout or passthrough is an easy way to get some openness with a traditional floorplan. Ideally, they allow 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 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
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 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?
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.