Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Destin

Eric Ramsey

If you have already hung plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But did you know the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other areas of your Destin home? 

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

Shutters Can Hide Your Sliding Glass Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Destin 
While homeowners in Destin ask for plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the optimal covering for doors. Shutters can adequately 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 strong enough to hold up to your family going in and out day in and day out.
Shutters as a closet door 
Plantation shutters can also be a stylish substitute for otherwise drab interior doors. Change out your doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your clothes or food private.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters can also be used as an accordion door in large rooms. You just straighten the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, filter noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is a neat way to achieve openness by creating a window-like opening between rooms. Ideally, they allow things like food or plates to flow from one room to the next. And a cutout or passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the area a little bit.

Shutters offer some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, the treatments will frame the cutout as if it was a window. When the family room’s TV noise is blaring into the kitchen, you can just shut the plantation shutters to reduce the noise. Closing the treatments also signifies that the dinner is over! 

Even More Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters framing a flat-screen TV in Destin. 
As you begin viewing shutters as more than a window treatment, you can begin seeing alternative 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 work well with 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, ask your installer about some alternative uses for shutters in your Destin home. They will help you understand your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to every area of your home.

Need Help Picking Plantation Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your Destin Home?

If you’re inspired to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just call us at or complete the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your wants and show samples of our selection of plantation and barn door shutters.