Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

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 provides other benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Give Both Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

Exterior face of stone home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows improves your home’s interior and adds curb appeal. Neighbors viewing your house from the outside have their eyes drawn to your stairwell windows since they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The louvers’ horizontal lines show through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to choose from to match 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 unique 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 also provide privacy. With low stairwell windows accessible by a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on your needs. If you have high windows that are too tall to access, you can set the louvers 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 don’t forget that they are 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 traditional aluminum blinds.

You Can Buy Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning rounded 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 seamlessly. You even have different options within different window shapes, such as with round windows where the louvers can be placed horizontally or in a sunburst or fan pattern to either contrast or accentuate the window shape. That way, you can 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

If your stairwell window can only be reached by a ladder, then you need a window treatment that is low maintenance and will look stunning for years. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over their lifetime due to their UV-resistant paint. They’re extremely resilient and can last decades 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 are kept in one position, you won’t need to constantly adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More

Looking for more ways to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? Check out the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows 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 add new window treatments to your home call us at 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!