Those 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 your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your home is yours again!
Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable
Many families have that one person who forgets to shut the front door all the way, 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 highest rated window treatments for energy efficiency – 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 hear someone comes home. A set of blinds can easily get mangled by a curious pet, and you probably don’t want your curtains pulled 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 solid enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and your family can look all they want without ever touching the window pane.
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 getting a set of drapes or blinds that perfectly fits the length of your windows might not be easy. But plantation shutters are custom made to your exact needs, which promises a perfect fit without the hassle.
Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway
Nothing makes a better impression in your foyer 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 might 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 put in. 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 exceptions.
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 Shutters
What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass cutout in my door?
Absolutely. If you have a window cutout on your front 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 you color match sidelight shutters to my door?
Yes! We make shutters in a variety of paint colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any door style.
Find Shutters For Your Destin Sidelights
To see how much of a difference sidelight shutters can make in your Destin home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Get your 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!