5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

Bill Burke

Do you have large stairwell windows that are uncovered because you don’t know how to cover them? Are you trying to find a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Indianapolis not only increases your windows’ charm, but offers other benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Give Both Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

outside face of stone home with plantation shutters 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters enhances your home’s interior and adds curb appeal. Neighbors looking at your house from the outside notice your stairwell windows since they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The horizontal lines of the louvers show through the windows and give your house a crisp, high-end touch.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to choose 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 add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their interesting knots and grooves.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters let you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and accessible by a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on how much light you want. If you have high windows that are too tall to access, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which allows light to come through and gives extra privacy for household members who are in the upper levels.

Shutters Can Increase Your Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are elegant, but may also be subject to energy dissipation. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when closed, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient than normal aluminum blinds.

You Can Buy Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating rounded window located in round stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Don’t worry if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed to fit any window perfectly. You even have different options within different window shapes, such as with round windows where the louvers are placed horizontally or in a sunburst or fan pattern to either reinforce or contrast the window shape. That way, you’ll stay with the visual of your uniquely-shaped window without it being covered by a square shaped window treatment like blinds.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

Many windows in stairwells can only be accessed with a ladder. If that’s the case, then you want a window treatment that is low maintenance and will look stunning for a lifetime. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over their lifetime due to their UV-resistant paint. They’re extremely durable and can last a lifetime if they’re well cared for.

Shutters are also a great choice for stairwells because they’re simple to clean. And if your shutter louvers are kept in a set position, you won’t need to continuously adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More About Why Shutters Are The Perfect Choice For Your Stairwells

Want more ways 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 for other areas of your Indianapolis house, such as your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments call us at 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!