5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

Eric Ramsey

Do you have large stairwell windows that are uncovered because you don’t know how to cover them? Are you trying to find a window treatment that controls light and provides privacy? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in Destin not only increases your windows’ charm, but provides other benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Have Both Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outside view of stone home with plantation shutters 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters not only enhances your stairwell, but it also gives extra curb appeal. People seeing your house from the outside notice your stairwell windows because they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The louvers’ lines are visible through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are many plantation shutters to select from to match your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional window treatment and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters add the warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their unique grooves and knots.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters help you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. With low stairwell windows near a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on your needs. If you have high windows that are hard to reach, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light come through and also adds privacy for household members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Improve Your House’s Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are beautiful, but have the downside of being susceptible to heat loss. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when closed, lower heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. When compared to standard aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

You Can Get Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating rounded window located in spiral stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? No matter your window’s shape, Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window perfectly. The shutters can be made with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to adjust. That way, you’ll keep the aesthetic of a uniquely-shaped window without it being hidden by a standard rectangular shaped window cover like blinds.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be accessed by ladder. If that’s the case, then you need a window treatment that is low hassle and will keep its stylish looks for decades. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over time due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re extremely durable and will last decades if they’re well cared for.

Shutters are also a breeze to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers remain in a fixed position, you won’t have to constantly adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More

Looking for more inspiration for how to utilize shutters in your stairwells? Take a look at the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as ideas for window treatments in other areas of your Destin house, like your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home call us at 850-203-0419 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!