Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Indianapolis

Bill Burke

If you have already hung plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and charming they are. But did you know the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other areas of your Indianapolis home? 

Innovative homeowners will use 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 elsewhere in your house.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Indianapolis 
Sure, homeowners install plantation shutters over windows in Indianapolis, but they are also the ideal treatment for doors. Shutters are an attractive covering for sliding doors and french doors and can give you light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are extremely easy to clean and durable enough to stand up to your family entering and leaving on a constant basis.
Shutters as an interior door 
Plantation shutters can also be a stylish alternative for otherwise plain interior doors. Replace doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with plantation shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your clothes or food hidden away.
Shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them installed as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You can close the panels and louvers during the times you need privacy, muffle noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a passthrough 

There are homes with conventional layouts that use a passthrough or a cutout connecting two adjacent rooms. Functionally, they allow things to to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And a cutout or passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the area a little bit.

Plantation shutters bring some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, your shutters can frame the cutout as if it was a window. When the connected room’s television noise is blaring into the kitchen, you can just close the plantation shutters to reduce the offending sound. Finding closed shutters also might mean that the kitchen is closed! 

Even More Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat-screen TV in Indianapolis. 
As you start to perceive shutters as more than a window covering, you can begin seeing other uses for the coverings. For instance, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen TV, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when the screen is off. This idea can also apply to other treatments, like barn door shutters. You might even try to put in shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, talk to your installer about some alternative uses for shutters in your Indianapolis home. They can help you explore your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Help Finding Shutters To Enhance Your Indianapolis Home?

If you’re all set to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just give us a call at or send in the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll examine your goals and show you our selection of plantation and barn door shutters.