Destin Front Door & Sidelight Shutters The long, skinny windows on either side of your entry door are known as sidelights. And though they can let light into your foyer, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your entrance beautifully, it’s not a smart idea to leave them bare. What is a smart idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Destin home’s sidelights. Shutters Make Sense for Sidelights No window treatment pairs as well with sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the perks they offer your front door. Shutters Protect Your Privacy If a solicitor or stranger is at your front door, the last thing you want them to be able to do is peer through a thin drape or between your blinds. With shutters in your sidelights, you can completely block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your home is yours again! Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable Many families have that one person who leaves the door open from time to time, forcing your furnace or AC to work harder. But you might not think as much about the heat that can come through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the industry’s most energy-efficient window treatment – and are several times more effective than typical wood or vinyl shutters! Shutters Are Sturdier & Better for Families If you have kids or pets in your home, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights when they [see|hear]57] someone comes home. A set of blinds can easily get mangled by a curious pet, and you probably don’t want your drape pushed to the side so your window can get covered in fingerprints from the kids. Sidelight shutters don’t need to worry about those issues, since they’re strong enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and your family can look all they want without ever touching the glass. Shutters Are Easier to Size Out Sidelights are all different. Some are shorter than the door, some are the same size as the door, and some may not even be the same shape. So finding a set of drapes or blinds that perfectly fits the length of your windows might not be easy. But plantation shutters are custom made for your windows, which promises a perfect fit without the headache. Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway Few things make a better impression in your entryway than matching your sidelights to your door. With a variety of colors and styles available, we can perfectly color match to your door style. And nothing compares to the handcrafted, timeless look of shutters in your entryway. While some window coverings may look chintzy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless fashion. Shutters Work With All Entryway Windows Drapes and shades both need a certain amount of space to install. If your front entryway is narrow or you don’t have a certain amount of space to the side of your window, it might be impossible to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no matter what. Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Want Them To When your door opens or shuts, it creates a vacuum effect that may make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get caught in the door jamb. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times. Common Questions About Sidelight ShuttersWhat types of shutters can be installed on sidelights? Sunburst's Polywood faux wood shutters, Ovation wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters are all offered for sidelights. Can shutters go over the glass cutout in my door? Absolutely. If you have a window cutout on your entryway door, we can install a custom shutter frame on it. Do my shutters have to have a tilt rod? Not necessarily. Sunburst builds plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so the only things that are visible those stunning louvers whether they’re open or shut. Can shutters color match with my door? Yes! We build shutters in a variety of paint colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any style of door you might have. Find Shutters for Your Destin Sidelights To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Destin home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Set up a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Destin, and we’ll come to you with all your window treatment options for your home. Fill out the form below or call 850-203-0419 today to get started!