5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you don’t know what to do with them? Are you looking for a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Installing window treatments such as shutters on 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 Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outdoor facade of brick home with plantation shutters 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters not only adds style to your stairwell, but it also gives extra curb appeal. Others who are seeing your home from the outside find their eyes drawn to 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 pick from to go with your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their interesting grooves and knots.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters allow you to 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 your needs. If your windows 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.

You Can Purchase Custom Shutters To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning arched window located in round stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window beautifully. You even have different choices within certain window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers are fit horizontally or in a fan or sunburst pattern to either accentuate or contrast the window shape. 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

Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be reached by ladder. If that’s the case, then you need a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will look stunning for decades. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over the years due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re exceedingly resilient and can last decades if they’re maintained properly.

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 inspiration for how to use shutters in your stairwells? See 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!