Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Fort Myers

December 11, 2019

If you use plantation shutters in your home, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But can you guess the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other areas of your Fort Myers home? 

Innovative homeowners use shutters beyond just covering windows. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few novel ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters all over your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Fort Myers 
While homeowners in Fort Myers adore their plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the ideal treatment for doors. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are very easy to clean and durable enough to stand up to your family entering and leaving all day long.
Shutters as an interior door 
Plantation shutters can also be a stylish alternative for otherwise drab interior doors. Change out your doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your closet contents private.
Shutters as a room divider for a business
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You can also set up your shutters as an accordion door or room divider. You can shut the panels and louvers during the times you want to create privacy, muffle noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is a neat way to achieve openness with a traditional floorplan. Ideally, the cutout lets things to pass between rooms. And they can help give you more space by opening up the wall just a little.

Shutters bring some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough doesn’t have a countertop underneath, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout like a window. When cooking sounds a bit too rambunctious, you can just close the shutters to stifle the offending sound. Closing the shutters also might mean that the dinner is over! 

Ingenious Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat TV in Fort Myers. 
As you begin viewing shutters as more than a window treatment, you will begin seeing innovative uses for the coverings. For example, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen television, plantation shutters can help hide it from sight when the screen is off. This concept should also apply to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You might even want to install some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your shutters, ask your Sunburst rep about some inventive uses for shutters in your Fort Myers home. They can help you explore your options to bring the benefits of shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Assistance Finding Shutters For Your Fort Myers Home?

If you’re ready to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just call us at 239-208-6577or send in the form below to book a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your needs and show you our selection of all our shutters. 

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