Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Fort Myers

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

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

Innovative homeowners these days have found other uses for shutters beyond just covering windows. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few new ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters all over your house.

Use Shutters To Cover 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 perfect 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 endure your family entering and leaving on a constant basis.
Shutters as a closet door 
Plantation shutters can also be a stylish option for otherwise plain interior doors. Replace doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with plantation shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep your closet contents private.
Shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them set up as an accordion door or room divider. You can shut the panels and louvers anytime you want to create privacy, muffle noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

Some homes with traditional layouts that use a passthrough or a cutout connecting two adjacent rooms. Ideally, they allow dishes and food to pass between rooms. And a passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the wall just a little.

Shutters bring improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout like a window. When plates and dishes start making noise in the kitchen, you can just close off the shutters to stifle the offending sound. Closing the treatments also might mean that the dinner is over! 

Ingenious Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat TV in Fort Myers. 
Once you start viewing shutters as a versatile 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 can also apply to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You might even be able 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 ways to bring the advantages of shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Assistance Finding Shutters For Your Fort Myers Home?

If you’re all set to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just call us at or send in the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your wants and show you our product lines of all our shutters.