Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Kinds of Indoor Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Interior shutters can be made to cover the unique windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are alike. There are a few different kinds of shutter to available, and options within those categories with regards to material, louver width, and beyond.

Let's talk about the various choices you have for interior shutters, and how each one can add to your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In New York City, NY

Plantation Shutters In A New York Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in New York are the preferred type of shutters because they let in the light easily when open, keep out the outside temperature when closed – and exude elegance no matter if open or closed.
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the features that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louver sizes range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats give you more view from your window and allow more light into your room. Linking each louver together, the stiles are the firm vertical parts of the shutter panel, that helps the louvers move in unison.
We present you with four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom made to fit your windows just right: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The superior colors on these indoor shutters won't lose their vibrancy when the sun beats down on them because of our unmatched baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and come in a host of stains to complement your present furniture and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from wood that was once a part of barns, fences, and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they create not only a functional shutter, but a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The most recent addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that conveys the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a perfect choice for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older option for New York.
Colonial louver sizes typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
Between us, plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in New York. When it comes to shutters that add elegance and reduce your energy bills, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their energy efficiency and large louvers – are your best choice. And remember: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters any easier to see now? If you want any help with finding the best shutter fit for your New York home, call Sunburst Shutters New York at 631-246-3930 for a free design consultation today.