Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Are your large stairwell windows uncovered because you don’t know how to cover them? Are you trying to find a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in Destin not only enhances 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 facade 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 unique shapes and are tall. The louvers’ lines are visible through the windows and give your house a crisp, high-end touch.

There are a variety of 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 bring nature inside and add texture with their interesting grooves and knots.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan staircase.

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

Shutters Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are classy, 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%. They’re 1600% more energy efficient compared to traditional aluminum blinds.

Shutters Can Be Customized To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating rounded window located in round stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? No matter your window’s shape, Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed 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 can maintain 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 want a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will look stunning for decades. Polywood shutters are coated with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t yellow or fade over the years. They’re extremely durable and will last a lifetime if they’re maintained properly.

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

Find Out More

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