Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

Are your large stairwell windows uncovered because you’re not sure what to do with them? Do you want a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in Fort Myers not only enhances your windows’ charm, but provides other benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Give Both Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

outdoor view of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows not only adds style to your stairwell, but it also gives extra curb appeal. Others who are seeing your home from the outside find themselves viewing your stairwell windows since they’re taller than other windows and often are in unique shapes. The louvers’ horizontal lines are visible through the windows and give your home a special touch.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to choose from to go with your style and décor. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their unique knots and grooves.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation plantation shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters let you control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. With low stairwell windows just above a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on how much light you want. With windows that are high and too tall to access, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light stream in and adds privacy for household members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Increase Your House’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are elegant, but don’t forget that they are susceptible to heat loss. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when shut, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient compared to traditional aluminum blinds.

Shutters Can Be Made To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating arched window located in round stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed to fit any window beautifully. The shutters can be built with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to adjust. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be masked by a rectangular window treatment like shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

If your stairwell window is only accessible by a ladder, then you need a window treatment that is low hassle and will look stunning for decades. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over time due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re exceedingly durable and can last a lifetime if they’re well cared for.

Shutters are also a great option for stairwells because they’re simple to clean. And if your shutter louvers stay in a fixed position, you won’t have to adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More

Ready for more ideas for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? Check out the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as designs for window treatments to go in other areas of your Fort Myers house, such as your kitchen, dining room, or bedrooms. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home reach out to us at 239-208-6577 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!