Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Destin

December 11, 2019

If you have already hung plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and striking 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 
Sure, people love their plantation shutters on windows in Destin, but 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 extremely easy to clean and durable 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 plain interior doors. Replace doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your clothes or food private.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also install your plantation shutters as an accordion door in large rooms. You just straighten the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, block noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a passthrough 

Occasionally when a house doesn’t have a truly open concept, there is a passthrough or cutout between the kitchen and another room. 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 just a little.

Shutters can give 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 television noise is blaring into the kitchen, you can just shut the plantation shutters to reduce the noise. Closing the shutters also signifies that the dinner is over! 

Even More Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters framing a flat TV in Destin. 
The more you look at shutters outside of a window-only treatment, you will begin finding other 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 idea should also apply to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You can 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 explore ways to bring the advantages of plantation shutters to every area of your home.

Need Help Picking Plantation Shutters To Enhance Your Destin Home?

If you’re inspired to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just call us at 850-203-0419or fill out the form below to book a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and demonstrate our selection of premium shutters. 

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